Behind the Curtain: What Every Contractor, Subcontractor and Their Counsel Needs to Know about Business Ethics & Compliance
Location: Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida
Start Date: January 17, 2018
End Date: January 19, 2018
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm
Practice Area(s): Construction & Infrastructure,Register
Lori Ann Lange, a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, will speak at the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 2018 Midwinter meeting, January 17-19, 2018 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. Ms. Lange will participate as a panel member in Plenary Session 9 on January 19th, titled “Behind the Curtain: What Every Contractor, Subcontractor and Their Counsel Needs to Know about Business Ethics & Compliance”. This session will discuss the ethical obligations of contractors and subcontractors, and why these obligations are important to owners. The Panel will address the broad reach of these obligations throughout the life cycle of a construction project – in bid preparation and submissions; in contracting and subcontracting; in the direct or indirect submission of various requests, applications, and reports to governmental and quasi-governmental entities; meeting job-specific diversity goals; proper use of M/W/DBEs; and, the dangers of false or fraudulent claims. The Panel will also address ethics compliance programs and the potential consequences of ethical or legal violations.