WBC is a proud co-sponsor of the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s 2023 Fall Meeting – Navigating Government Construction: Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It, September 27-29, 2023 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

The program, appropriately set in our Nation’s Capital, offers a journey into the world of government construction. There is no better place than Washington, D.C. to learn to navigate the minefield of requirements applicable to your clients who may be literally trying to drain a swamp. This is a must attend event for all construction/government contracts lawyers, consultants, and those who would like to venture into or learn more about the practice area.

The Program promises to engage both new and seasoned attorneys alike, with plenary sessions and workshops covering both introductory and advanced topics related to government construction. The sessions are loaded with esteemed judges, sharp in-house counsel, experienced government lawyers, and skilled private practitioners, all with particular knowledge to impart to attendees.

Session topics include:
• Navigating the government claims process and procedures
• Delay, disruption, and pricing of claims on federal projects
• Green and sustainable government spending
• Cybersecurity threats and obligations of government contractors
• Termination on government projects
• ADR with the government

Prior to the main program, participate in a practicum: “A Guide to Bid Protests,” where faculty, including Judge Marian Blank Horn, will take a federal bid protest from start to finish and share insight on the process for federal bid protest.

In addition, renowned speaker, Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and host of the Black Diamonds podcast, will speak as a part of the Forum’s Diversity Breakfast series. Mr. Kendrick is a dynamic and engaging speaker and the leading authority on the topic of the Negro Leagues baseball history and its connection to issues relating to sports, race, and diversity.

Washington, D.C. in the Fall promises beautiful weather and a welcoming city with countless memorials, museums, and monuments to explore. There is so much to do, you will need an extra day or two!


Discounted Registration for WBC Members

As a member of WBC, you’re eligible for a discounted registration, even if you’re not a member of the ABA or the Forum on Construction Law. Email Tamara Harrington, Director of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, to receive your discount code!