October 2016

Melinda S. Gentile, a partner in the firm's Miami office, was interviewed by Phillip Bell from Legal News & Review on the subject of Current Issues In Construction Law and Construction Dispute Resolution. The interview was broadcast on October 14, 2016 in South Florida, on 1230AM WBZT from 6:00 to 7:00pm. It was also broadcast on iHeart HD Satellite Radio Nationally and on the Web.

Susan Elliott, an associate in the firm's Washington, DC Office, authored an article in the AGC of America Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2016, titled "Subcontractor Reporting Requirements Under Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces". The article focuses on the implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Rule and final U.S. Department of Labor Guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces".

September 2016

K. Stefan Chin, an attorney in the firm's Miami office, was quoted as an expert source in a story entitled "Cybercrime – Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk and What to do About it" in the September/October 2016 issue of Constructor Magazine. Mr. Chin, an AGC member, talked about the security risks that contractors face in addition to potential contract liability.

Warren E. Friedman, Senior Counsel in the firm's Miami office, authored a bylined article entitled "Building boom beware: Risks, consequences associated with unlicensed contractors" which was published on September 26, 2016 in the Miami Herald’s Business Monday. The article discussed significant risks associated with using unlicensed contractors, what are the possible remedies if fraud is involved and provided numerous resources to verify whether or not a contractor is licensed.

Stephen M. Seeger, a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, participated in a panel discussion sponsored by The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association ("CFMA") & the American Subcontractor Association of Metro Washington on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The program titled, "Government Contracting: How to Maximize Claim Recovery" discussed the July 2015 Sage Policy Group report prepared for CFMA titled “An Analysis of Contractor v. Federal Agency Disputes". The report examines the extent to which courts attribute fault to contractors as opposed to government agencies when disputes arise and are adjudicated.