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  • The Federal False Claims Act

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/08/2010

    The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of May 2009 includes the most significant amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) since 1986.

    The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of May 2009 includes the most significant amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) since 1986. We outline the key elements of these changes and includes discussion of the basics of liability, the damages and penalties for FCA violations; a review of recent cases expanding the scope of potential liability; and the gain in popularity of FCA whistleblower lawsuits and their repercussions.

    Heather A. James

    Counsel, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

    Heather A. James is Counsel at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and head of the firm’s Government Contracts and BRAC practice groups. In her practice, Ms. James has represented clients in a wide range of procurement issues in numerous forums. Ms. James also provides a full range of government contracts advice and representation to companies in a variety of industries. She counsels clients on proposal submissions and certifications, 8(a) and other economic disadvantaged business issues, contract formation, administration and termination issues, data rights and intellectual property matters, organizational conflicts of interest, and GSA schedule issues. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. James was a Senior Compliance Officer with the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

  • Gap Financing: An Underwriter's Perspective

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/25/2010

    This presentation focuses on the recent trend of DOTs to procure work (build or design build) with a delayed payment schedule, its risks and what the Producer will need to know when faced with a request for a bond on a gap finance project.

    This presentation focuses on the recent trend of DOTs to procure work (build or design build) with a delayed payment schedule, its risks and what the Producer will need to know when faced with a request for a bond on a gap finance project.

    Bob Raney

    Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers Bond & Financial Products

    This presentation focuses on the recent trend of DOTs to procure work (build or design build) with a delayed payment schedule, its risks and what the Producer will need to know when faced with a request for a bond on a gap finance project.

    Catherine Squillace

    Second Vice President, Travelers Bond and Financial Products

    Catherine Squillace, Esq. is Second Vice President for the Travelers Bond and Financial Products Commercial Surety Claim organization. Prior to this, she was Regional Claim Officer of National Accounts. She joined Travelers in 1997. She graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of law in 1988. She is a frequent speaker on construction and surety topics and has authored numerous articles applicable to the surety industry.

  • Succession Planning: A Priority for Your Agency and for your Clients too!

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/04/2010

    This presentation addresses: how to determine the specific qualities and abilities that the ownership would like to have in the next CEO.

    This presentation addresses: how to determine the specific qualities and abilities that the ownership would like to have in the next CEO; analyzing a combination of objective and subjective assessments of the existing pool of candidates to determine how they measure up against that desired standard, creating individual professional development plans for each member of the leadership team, crafting the actual succession plan and providing some market benchmarks for executive compensation and evaluation.

    J. Keith Hughey

    Management Consultant

    J. Keith Hughey is a management consultant with over thirty-five years of consulting and managerial experience. He facilitates corporate planning retreats, consults on organizational health (human systems), corporate governance, succession planning, change management, productivity, and performance improvement. He is a noted speaker and the author of the widely read e-letter, Monday Morning Musings. Mr. Hughey is a member of the faculty at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU where he teaches strategic management, planning, and leadership. He attended the University of Houston where he received a B.B.A in accounting (with Honors) and completed additional post graduate studies in finance and economics. 

  • Creating and Sustaining a Sales Culture that Promotes Your Brand and Your Business Objectives

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/13/2010

    In this seminar we identify how top bond producers create success in today’s marketplace by examining the three key functions that separate stellar performers from the rest.

    In this seminar we identify how top bond producers create success in today’s marketplace by examining the three key functions that separate stellar performers from the rest.

    Jonathan Dick

    Corporate Presenter, Consultant, and Strategist

    Jonathan Dick is a presenter, consultant, and strategist specializing in issues of corporate identity and resulting applications for sales force development, long-term cultural change and sustenance, staff development, and change management. He is the lead architect and faculty member of the NASBP Sales Workshop for Surety Bond Professionals. Since 2002 Mr. Dick has worked almost exclusively with private companies undergoing long-term market and generational change to help them compete more effectively and develop new market competencies that relate to their core identity. He integrates individual giftedness and corporate identity to build new sales cultures that are sustainable and profitable. 

  • Federal Contracting Opportunities: Small Business is Big Business

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/23/2010

    We discuss the issues to be considered by anyone pursing a federal contract, including: legal issues, use of Design-Build, teaming agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, bonding assistance and indemnification agreements, disclosure and reporting requirements.

    We discuss the issues to be considered by anyone pursing a federal contract, including: legal issues, use of Design-Build, teaming agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, bonding assistance and indemnification agreements, disclosure and reporting requirements.

    Steven L. Reed

    Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

    Steven L. Reed is a partner in the Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC offices of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He joined Smith Currie in 2007 and opened the firm’s Washington, DC office in 2008. Prior to this he was an Administrative Judge, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) where from 2000-2006, he mediated, otherwise resolved, or adjudicated 136 appeals involving all types of contracts awarded by the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Justice, the Washington Metro bus and rail system, and the Panama Canal Commission. During 1994-2000, as an Administrative Judge with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Board of Contract Appeals (ENG BCA) and from 1988-1994, as a Hearing Examiner with the ENG BCA, Mr. Reed’s docket included 225 appeals addressing matters related to the Corps’ Civil Works program (locks, dams, navigation, and flood prevention), the Washington Metro rail system, the Panama Canal, and Saudi Arabian military facilities and foreign military sales transactions. 

  • Fraud Risk Factors for Construction Contractors

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/09/2010

    We discuss the internal control areas unique to construction contractors. Information presented includes: estimating and bidding; project administration; job site accounting and controls; billing procedures; contract costs; contract revenues; construction equipment; claims, extras, back charges; and joint ventures.

    We discuss the internal control areas unique to construction contractors. Information presented includes: estimating and bidding; project administration; job site accounting and controls; billing procedures; contract costs; contract revenues; construction equipment; claims, extras, back charges; and joint ventures.

    Karen Courney

    Senior Consultant, Wolf & Company LLP

    Karen A. Courney, CPA is Senior Consultant in Audit and Accounting Services, a Construction and Real Estate Specialist with Wolf & Company LLP. She works with construction and real estate companies, including residential and commercial developers and contractors, home builders, general contractors and subcontractors and other real estate entities. In addition to providing traditional audit, accounting, and tax services to clients, she acts as business advisor and consultant focusing on profit improvement issues, internal controls, operational efficiency, compliance with federal and state regulations, staffing issues, and interpreting and reacting to the information from an organization’s financial statements. Karen presents on business operations, internal controls, and fraud prevention and authors articles for industry related publications. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, Northern Illinois Home Builders Association and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.

    Charles Dillman

    Senior Manager, Greer & Walker

    Charles Dillman, CPA, CFE, has been with Greer & Walker for eight years and is currently a senior manager in the Audit practice. He has significant experience with real estate developers and property managers, contractors, professional service firms, manufacturers, and not-for-profits. Prior to joining Greer & Walker, Chip worked in the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years in the Dispute Analysis & Investigations group where he focused on internal control assessments, potential fraud situations, and litigation support efforts. Chip is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

  • Agency Profitability: MarshBerry Benchmarking Results

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/12/2010

    This presentation is a summary of the 2009 benchmarking study conducted by MarshBerry on behalf of the NASBP. The study provides performance standards for agencies, specifically for bond operations.

    This presentation is a summary of the 2009 benchmarking study conducted by MarshBerry on behalf of the NASBP. The study provides performance standards for agencies, specifically for bond operations.

    Doug Terrill

    Senior Vice President, MarshBerry

    Doug Terrill is Senior Vice President at MarshBerry, a company he joined in 1993 as a consultant responsible for preparing appraisal reports and assisting agencies with strategic business planning. Mr. Terrill’s extensive knowledge of agencies and information systems provides the foundation for MarshBerry's ability to compile and analyze financial and operational statistics for the purpose of establishing standards for the insurance industry. His current responsibilities include managing the company's information services which includes directing MarshBerry’s premier benchmarking service Perspectives for High Performance (PHP). He is also responsible for the planning and implementation of insurance company services and continues to consult agencies on perpetuation, business planning and agency value. Mr. Terrill speaks frequently before carriers and agencies and writes insurance-related articles for national publications.

  • Strategic Planning in a Volatile Business Environment

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/10/2009

    Given the recent volatility of the economy, it is easy for a business to adopt a crisis management style and lose sight of its primary vision and mission. In this seminar we will look at the disciplines key to ensuring success in any environment.

    Given the recent volatility of the economy, it is easy for a business to adopt a crisis management style and lose sight of its primary vision and mission. In this seminar we will look at the disciplines key to ensuring success in any environment.

    S. Scott MacDonald

    President and CEO, SWGSB Foundation; Director, Assemblies for Bank Directors; and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Southern Methodist University

    S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D. is president and CEO, SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation, director of the Assemblies for Bank Directors, and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.  A recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, Dr. MacDonald has been a featured speaker at NASBP Regional Meetings and is a frequent speaker at professional programs, banker associations and banking schools.  He is a sought after strategic planning visionary and consultant to the financial services industry. Dr. MacDonald is published in professional academic journals such as The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Business, The Journal of Futures Markets, The Review of Futures Markets, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

     

  • The Risks Unique to Green Building: What Bond Producers and Sureties Need to Know

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/20/2009

    This seminar is designed to prepare bond producers and sureties to understand and better manage the unique challenges associated with green building projects.

    This seminar is designed to prepare bond producers and sureties to understand and better manage the unique challenges associated with green building projects. It focuses on : U.S. Green Building Council and LEED legislative efforts to mandate green standards; contractual agreement on project objectives; definition of responsibilities and allocation of risks; green warranties and guarantees; the green certification process; credit implementation; insurance considerations; limiting liability; and green litigation and arbitration.

    Martha L. Perkins

    Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

    Martha L. Perkins is a partner in the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP in Washington, DC, and focuses her practice in construction, surety, and fidelity law. Ms. Perkins regularly represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors in contract negotiation and dispute resolution. She represents clients on “green” issues, including the language of green contracts, risk identification and mitigation, and arbitrating green disputes. She is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America’s Risk Management Committee and Contracts Documents Committee, the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, and the Washington Building Congress. Ms. Perkins has written extensively and lectures frequently on construction, surety, and fidelity law issues.

  • Financial Reporting: Helping Your Clients Get it Right

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/06/2009

    These key things are reviewed: Helping surety bond producers hold productive discussions with their clients about expectations related to financial reporting; tips on how to establish realistic deadlines for financial reporting; an overview of recently issued and pending accounting rules affecting contractor financial statement; key indicators leading up to a possible “going concern” audit opinion; and much more.

    These key things are reviewed: Helping surety bond producers hold productive discussions with their clients about expectations related to financial reporting; tips on how to establish realistic deadlines for financial reporting; an overview of recently issued and pending accounting rules affecting contractor financial statement; key indicators leading up to a possible “going concern” audit opinion; and much more.

    Jerry T. Henderson

    National Industry Partner, BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group

    Jerry Henderson leads BKD’s Construction & Real Estate Group and is responsible for facilitating its growth through service innovation and the advancement of technical expertise among client service personnel. He provides technical input on matters unique to the construction and real estate industry and coordinates BKD’sconsulting services to contractors and real estate developers. Mr. Henderson writes for national trade journals, such as the Construction Financial Management Association’s Building Profits and speaks at regional and national conferences. He is the professional co-chair of the emerging issues committee of the Construction Financial Management Association and is a member of Associated General Contractors of America’s National Tax & Fiscal Affairs Committee.