NASBP 2022 VIRTUAL SEMINAR PACKAGE

Registration for the 2022 Virtual Seminar Annual Subscriptions, is now open and available only to NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates. Still only $995–that’s nearly half off what you would pay if you bought each of the nearly two dozen Virtual Seminars individually. Again in 2022, NASBP is offering a Subordinate Subscription, available online to the enrolled member location(s) of an NASBP maximum dues-cap member and the branch location(s) of an affiliate member. In order for a Member or Affiliate to be eligible for the Subordinate Subscription, one enrolled member location must already have purchased the Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription at the $995 fee. Then when any (or each) enrolled member location goes to register, it will be charged only the $250 Subordinate Subscription fee (If you are not seeing the subordinate subscription rate, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code).

Note: NASBP member firms that are not maximum dues-cap members but have several dues-paying members in different locations are still eligible for the Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions but due to database restrictions, the transaction must be completed manually through NASBP staff.  One location must first purchase the Annual Subscription at the $995 rate (payable online with a credit card), and then the dues-paying member location(s) should email prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code to register at the discounted rate online.

Virtual Seminar Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions are Non-refundable, and cannot be pro-rated.

All Annual Subscribers will:

  • Be registered automatically for all Virtual Seminars held in 2022;
  • Automatically have access to recordings of all Virtual Seminars held in 2022;
  • Automatically have access to the library of past Virtual Seminars on-demand throughout the year!

Each purchased registration, whether an Annual or Subordinate or one-time purchase, grants access to one computer login/phone connection per physical location.

Interested in registering 14+ locations, additional discounts are available, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org.


  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/06/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Please join our panel discussion where construction industry lobbyists will share their thoughts on the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure bill and its impact on their respective organizations.

    Please join our panel discussion where construction industry lobbyists will share their thoughts on the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure bill and its impact on their respective organizations. Also hear what these experts envision might be in store for the remainder of the 2021 Congressional calendar relating to construction and contracting. Participants will also learn what to expect when the new Congress takes the oath of office in January 2022 for the second session of the 117th Congress. 

    Confirmed panelists include Dana Thompson, Washington Representative from the Women Construction Owners & Executives, John "JB" Byrd, representing the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Mike Oscar representing the American Subcontractors Association and Jordan Howard representing the Associated General Contractors (AGC).

    The session will be moderated by Larry LeClair, NASBP's Director of Government Relations.

    This NASBP Virtual Seminar has been rescheduled for January 6, 2022.

    Dana Thompson

    Washington Representative

    Women Construction Owners & Executives

    Dana Thompson is the Washington Representative for Women Construction Owner's and Executives.

    John "JB" Byrd

    Representing National Society of Professional Surveyors, Vice President

    Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies

    "JB" is Vice President with Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies specializing in government affairs with 19 years in advocacy, policy, and strategic initiatives. He began working in the Federal policy arena in October 2001 as an aide to a U.S. Senator. In 2005, JB was hired by John M. Palatiello & Associates, a public affairs consulting firm which merged with Miller/Wenhold in 2018. He is the registered federal lobbyist for the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and was the first Government Affairs Manager for MAPPS. JB is also the lead staffer for the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES) since 2005, the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) since 2009, the Digital Coast Partnership and Advocacy Coalition since 2012, the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Coalition since 2014, and the Coalition for the White House Conference on Small Business (WHCSB) since 2015. JB now lobbies for the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Association, the U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization (USGEO), and the Geospatial Equipment & Technology Institute (GETI).

    Mike Oscar

    Government Relations Director

    American Subcontractors Association (ASA)

    Mike Oscar is the Government Relations Director at the American Subcontractors Association (ASA). 

    Jordan F. Howard

    Director, Federal and Heavy Construction Division

    Associated General Contractors of America

    Mr. Howard is the Director of the Federal and Heavy Construction Division at the Associated General Contractors of America in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and earned his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in English and Political Science from Texas Tech University. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.  

    Larry LeClair (Moderator)

    Director of Government Relations

    NASBP

    Larry is Director of Government Relations at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) where he assumed that role in January 2010. Prior to joining NASBP, Larry has advocated for policy interests on behalf of trade and professional associations for over 25 years at both the state and federal level, which includes the American Tort Reform Association, the American Institute of CPAs and the North American Securities Administrators Association. 

    In his role as Director of Government Relations at NASBP, Larry is the chief lobbyist for the association on Capitol Hill representing its interest on issues such as the SBA Bond Guarantee Program, preserving the Federal Miller Act, and educating and engaging members of Congress and their staff concerning the importance of the surety bond product.

    Larry received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine and his Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  Larry, his wife Barb, and their Welsh Corgi Jack, live in Potomac, MD.  

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2020

    Financing sureties have been described as being “not a panacea, but a danger-filled minefield which can lead to disaster." This quote should give you a pretty good idea of the industry’s thoughts regarding financing—it’s definitely not a favorite. During this seminar presenter Rachel Walsh, Senior Surety Counsel at Liberty Mutual Surety, will take a look behind the curtain and discuss the pros and cons of financing the principal and the factors that may lead to the surety financing a principal. She will then walk through the mechanics of financing the principle. Don’t miss this opportunity to get insights into this often controversial and seldom discussed issue.

    Financing sureties have been described as being “not a panacea, but a danger-filled minefield which can lead to disaster."  This quote should give you a pretty good idea of the industry’s thoughts regarding financing—it’s definitely not a favorite. During this seminar presenter Rachel Walsh, Senior Surety Counsel at Liberty Mutual Surety, will take a look behind the curtain and discuss the pros and cons of financing the principal and the factors that may lead to the surety financing a principal. She will then walk through the mechanics of financing the principle. Don’t miss this opportunity to get insights into this often controversial and seldom discussed issue.

    ​Rachel Walsh

    Senior Surety Counsel

    Rachel Walsh is Senior Surety Counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Before joining Liberty Mutual, she practiced at Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she focused on surety and fidelity law and construction litigation. Ms. Walsh received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans in 2007 and a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Tulane University in 2004. She serves as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the State of Louisiana, routinely speaks at American Bar Association and industry events regarding various aspects of surety law, and additionally serves as a Vice President of the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/16/2020

    NASBP is excited to announce a special panel discussion developed by the NASBP and SFAA International Committees, where panelists will address current surety market trends in today’s overseas markets.

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    NASBP is excited to announce a special panel discussion developed by the NASBP and SFAA International Committees, where panelists will address current surety market trends in today’s overseas markets.

    This panel has been developed by the NASBP and SFAA International Committees, where panelists will address current surety market trends in today's overseas markets. Panelists will also explore such timely topics as the varying requirements of suretyship, opportunities for contractors in overseas markets, the disruption of the raw material supply chain from Pacific Rim countries, and the impact COVID-19 is having in overseas markets. 

    The panel discussion will be moderated by NASBP International Committee chair, Sheila E. Thompson, President, Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc. Joining Sheila will be several surety representatives who specialize in international suretyship.

    Panelists:

    Dekker Buckley, Senior Vice President, CHUBB - COG Surety

    Michael C. Fay, Senior Vice President, Head of Contract Surety, Zurich North America 

    Gonzalo Videla, Regional Underwriting Officer, Latin America and Fronting, Travelers, Bond & Specialty Insurance

    Nicholas Kim, Vice President and Senior Underwriting Officer, Liberty Mutual Surety

    This session is a perfect fit for every construction and surety professional, including agents, underwriters, claims professionals, contractors, and supporting staff.

    Sheila E. Thompson

    President

    Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc.

    Sheila E. Thompson is the President of Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc. With over 35 years’ experience as an underwriter and as a broker, she oversees client and surety relations and is responsible for the operations of Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc.  She has written bonds for both publicly traded and privately held corporations in the construction, manufacturing, energy savings, technology, environmental and waste hauling industries, as well as for many other companies with bonding requirements.

    Sheila’s prior experience includes Marsh & McLennan, Chateau Insurance Company, Morris & Mackenzie Inc., Hunter Keilty Muntz & Beatty and HKMB HUB.

    In addition to being a past Director and Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, Sheila is a member of the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Construction Financial Management Association, The Risk and Insurance Management Society of Canada (RIMS Canada) as well as various construction associations. She is the past chair of the Surety Association of Canada’s Ontario and Education Committees and currently sits on the Ontario Committee. She is the only broker representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee’s Surety Subcommittee.

    In 2016, Sheila became Chairperson for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) International Committee.

    Sheila graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

    Dekker Buckley

    Senior Vice President, CHUBB - COG Surety

    Dekker Buckley has been with Chubb for more than 30 years, beginning his career as a surety trainee in Chubb’s New York office in 1988.

    He is currently a Senior Vice President for Chubb Overseas General, involved in the surety underwriting and operations for Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. He also serves as chairman of the International Committee for the Surety and Fidelity Association of America as well as President of the International Surety Association.  Dekker managed Chubb’s surety operations in Mexico from 1993 to 1999 before returning to the company’s Home Office.

    Dekker has a B.A. from Williams College and an MBA from Duke University.


    Michael C. Fay

    Senior Vice President, Head of Contract Surety, Zurich North America

    Mike Fay is a Senior Vice President and serves as the Head of Contract Surety for Zurich North America.  He is responsible for leading underwriting operations, strategy, engaging with the broader surety market and maintaining relationships with our customers.  Mike joined Zurich in 2017 as SVP – Global Accounts in Zurich Surety.   Since this time, he has assumed the Head of Contract Surety with Zurich Surety.   Mike has 34 years of surety experience.  Prior to Zurich, he held various roles in the surety industry, including contract, commercial and international at a variety of Surety operations, including Chubb, AIG and Seaboard Surety.   His international experience included being located in London, England and headed up AIG’s AIU Surety practice in New York.  In addition to his vast surety experience, Mike’s initial work experience was at the Bank of New York in their International Operations – Letter of Credit area in New York City.  

    Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

    Nicholas Kim

    Vice President and Senior Underwriting Officer, Liberty Mutual Surety

    Nicholas Kim is Vice President and Senior Underwriting Officer at Liberty Mutual Surety responsible for overseeing the Latin America and Iberia regions.  He is located in the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Home Office.  Nick’s job responsibilities include developing a clear underwriting and risk management strategy for the countries within his region as well as managing a team of home office underwriters who are responsible for working with the various field offices for underwriting approvals.  The oversight of the LatAm & Iberia regions include the management of a portfolio of clients ranging from large corporates to small & medium size enterprises (SME) with both contract and commercial bond needs, both in conditional and on-demand surety markets. 

    Nick graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of business with a concentration in Risk Management & Insurance and International Business.  He started in Liberty Mutual Surety in 2007 and has focused the majority of his career in International Surety.  

    Gonzalo Videla

    Regional Underwriting Officer, Latin America and Fronting, Travelers, Bond & Specialty Insurance

    Gonzalo Videla currently leads International Surety for Latin America and Fronting at Travelers, Bond & Specialty Insurance.  His responsibilities include overseeing the construction and commercial surety business in Latin America as well as the worldwide fronting operations.  Gonzalo graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration.  He started his surety career in Argentina, where he was born.  Work experience includes various roles in international surety at both Chubb and Zurich North America.  With over 25 years in the surety industry, Gonzalo has surety underwriting, reinsurance, and portfolio management expertise including reverse flow and local accounts in several countries around the world.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/18/2020

    During this seminar a panel of presenters including Frank Russo from Procor Solutions + Consulting, Lynn Allen of Tyson & Mendes, Sheri Wilson of Lockton Companies, and Tracy Alan Saxe of Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., will discuss business interruption coverage under COVID-19.

    During this seminar a panel of presenters including Frank Russo from Procor Solutions + Consulting, Lynn Allen of Tyson & Mendes, Sheri Wilson of Lockton Companies, and Tracy Alan Saxe of Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., will discuss business interruption coverage under COVID-19. They will begin with an overview of property insurance coverage, the requirements for coverage including conditions, exclusions and typical first party property coverages that may reimburse business interruption losses, and approaches to claim prep and document losses. They will then dive into issues related to the current COVID-19 pandemic and provide a legal perspective on COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 policy coverage and claim prep as well as judicial predictions on COVID-19 as Property Damage, application of exclusions, prospective and retroactive legislative changes and funding for losses. 

    Lynn Allen

    Managing Partner, Tyson & Mendes

    Lynn Allen is the Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. Ms. Allen is an experienced trial lawyer who represents her clients in a wide variety of complex cases, including insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, defense of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, intellectual property, employment law, and appeals. Ms. Allen has extensive appellate experience in both the Arizona state and federal courts. She has been lead counsel in many successful jury trials, arbitrations, summary judgment motions, and appeals. She is a frequent lecturer on insurance bad faith and coverage issues in Arizona. Ms. Allen earned her J.D. cum laude from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1989, where she served as a note and comment editor on the Law Review. She is licensed to practice law in Arizona and is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

    Frank Russo

    Founder & Principal, Procor Solutions + Consulting

    Frank Russo is a founder of Procor Solutions + Consulting, a leading specialty consulting firm offering expertise in the areas of insurance risk management, disaster planning, claim preparation, construction claims, insurance appraisals and dispute resolutions. Frank is a recognized global thought leader on the topic of business resiliency having spoken and written many times throughout his career about business risk preparation and recovery strategies from major income-impacting disasters, losses or disputes.

    Over his career, Frank has helped collect over $10 Billion dollars in loss recovery for his clients. He has actively guided clients through all the major large-scale disasters over the last twenty years including the terrorist acts of 9/11/01, 2017 Hurricane Season, Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami to name a few. He also is involved in major construction and development projects when there is a need to professionally quantify, support and present incremental costs and schedule delays.

     Frank is an alumnus of Rutgers University, he holds an Executive MBA from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute; an Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America; and is a verified Cyber Insurance Risk Manager (CyRM). 

    Frank was recently honored as a recipient of the “Innovator in Finance” Award from FiNext acknowledging the efforts of FinTech thought leaders and torchbearers of the industry.

    Tracy Alan Saxe

    President, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C

    Tracy Alan Saxe, President, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. is a skilled commercial litigator focused on insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders. He handles cases involving coverage for comprehensive general liability, directors and officers, professional liability, builder’s risk, sub-guard, first-party property damage, additional insured, and business interruption claims. Mr. Saxe has litigated insurance coverage matters all over the country and has successfully tried numerous jury and court trials in state and federal courts. He handles cases before the federal, state trial and appellate courts in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Washington State, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and the District of Columbia He has successfully mediated and arbitrated many disputes. Mr. Saxe has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University where he taught Insurance Law. He frequently lectures on insurance coverage nationwide. 

    Sheri Wilson

    Senior Vice President & National Property Claim Director, Lockton Companies

    Sheri has more than 25 years experience in property claims. She joined Lockton in 2012 and provides technical expertise, advocacy, and industry trend analysis for domestic and international property claim exposures. She leads the National Property Claim Catastrophe Team and is an active member of Lockton’s Global Property Practice.

    Responsibilities include analysis of loss and exposure data, policy wording review and revision to ensure contract certainty, communication of adverse claim and loss trends to Lockton Associates and clients, and partnering with individual senior property claim leaders within each of the carrier markets, including elevation of claim issues.

    In addition, she leads all CAT claim related activities and provides guidance, training and development, and thought leadership to the property claim resources contained within each of the local Lockton offices locations. A noted expert in property insurance claims, Sheri creates white papers, articles, and other resource materials on emerging issues and trends. She is a frequent speaker at Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) events. She also is the author of several property claim-related technical reports.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/27/2020

    How do you make human connections via technology? We’re all adapting to the “new normal” of how to conduct business without being together in person. Teams are scattered, clients use different video-conferencing platforms, and bandwidth is at a premium. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to be intentional about making those human connections.

    Carol Doscher, President & CEO, and Kurt Robbins, Freedom Finder of Graceworks will discuss how we are all adapting to the “new normal” of how to conduct business without being together in person. Teams are scattered, clients use different video-conferencing platforms, and bandwidth is at a premium. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to be intentional about making those human connections.

    How do you make human connections via technology?  Do you have a customer presentation that’s now being done as a video conference? Are your online company meetings less than helpful? Is your critical client meeting still happening with the “small” difference that it’s now a conference call?

     In this hour-long Virtual Seminar, you will:

    1. Learn how to help your listener stay engaged with you.
    2. Discover your biggest challenge to make that happen!
    3. Get practical do’s — and don’ts! — for conference and video calls.
    4. See demos of how to best use visuals.
    5. Experience how essential body language is. Yes, it’s true! Even when you can’t see the people you’re talking with, body language is enormously helpful for them and for you.


    Carol Doscher

    President & CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer), Graceworks

    Carol Doscher, President & CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Graceworks, has been captivating audiences since she performed in Broadway’s “Sweeney Todd.” For this former actress turned trainer and coach, it’s not so far from the boards of Broadway to the boardrooms of America.

    Since founding Graceworks in 1995, she’s trained thousands of professionals globally to make that vital human connection in sales presentations, client meetings and lectures. Featured in The New York Times and on “Bloomberg Television,” Carol also has published numerous articles on presentation and communication skills. Prior to her current work, she marketed design and construction services for many years.

    Responding to the growing need for the human connection in the corporate world, Carol is a certified practitioner of Whole Brain® Thinking — a great tool to help people understand and leverage their own thinking preferences.

    Kurt Robbins

    Actor, (Freedom Finder), Graceworks

    Kurt Robbins, Freedom Finder, draws on his extensive communications background to help our clients connect with clarity, purpose and passion. He has trained thousands of corporate professionals to make The Human Connection®, and you’ll love working with Kurt. He’s smart, creative, fun, and has a deep desire to help others be their best.

    In addition to working with Fortune 500 companies, he has also worked with the NYU Graduate program and the BMI Workshop where he assists Broadway composers and writers with new works for the stage. As a professional actor, Kurt has appeared in films (“A Beautiful Mind,” “The Portrait”) and on stage (“Les Miserables,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Jersey Boys”). He has performed around the world with The Unexpected Boys, and a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute band, to name a few.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/13/2020

    With public and private construction projects across the country being impacted by COVID-19, contractors must know their rights and what actions they need to take now to protect those rights.

    With public and private construction projects across the country being impacted by COVID-19, contractors must know their rights and what actions they need to take now to protect those rights. During this one-hour webinar, Peckar & Abramson attorneys Mike Zisa and Lori Ann Lange will discuss force majeure and other contractual rights contractors can use to protect themselves from the impacts of COVID-19 as well as the steps that impacted contractors should take now to support claims for additional time and compensation arising from COVID-19.  

    Michael Zisa

    Partner

    Partner, Peckar & Abramson

    Mike Zisa is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. where he focuses his practice on construction, surety and government contracts law and chairs the Firm’s Surety practice group. He represents sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and owners in all aspects of their business – from contract review and negotiation to contract administration and claim analysis and development to litigation in federal and state as well as various contract appeals boards and alternative dispute resolution forums. Chambers USA quoted industry leaders saying Mike “is an outstanding lawyer; detail-oriented and smart…is responsive, knowledgeable and able to identify and fulfill the business objectives of his clients.” Mike regularly speaks and writes on construction and surety issues and has been recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the areas of construction litigation, surety and government contracts since 2014, Chambers USA in the area of construction law and he is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

    Lori Ann Lange

    Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Washington, D.C.

    Lori Ann Lange is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Peckar & Abramson, P.C., where she specializes in government contract law, bid protests, and corporate compliance counseling.  Ms. Lange represents a range of government contractors, including construction contractors, major defense contractors, informational technology contractors, and service contractors in all aspects of contracting with the federal government.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/07/2020

    David Robbins and colleagues at Crowell & Moring LLP will discuss fraud and enforcement risks when applying for, accepting, using, and seeking forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.

    During this seminar David Robbins of Crowell & Moring LLP will discuss fraud and enforcement risks when applying for, accepting, using, and seeking forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. The Paycheck Protection Act is fraught with potential False Claims Act risks, which need to be recognized and mitigated.  This critical Virtual Seminar will cover key risk areas and risk mitigation techniques for bond producers, sureties, and contractors.  

    This timely and evolving topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to share information with your construction firm clients on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.  Once you register you will be able to access a discount code that you can share with your construction firm clients or with those who would otherwise meet and attend the event together, so they too can participate in this critical and timely topic at no additional charge. 


    David Robbins

    Partner

    Jenner & Block

    David Robbins is a partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, D.C. office. He is co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice and advises clients as a leader of the Firm’s False Claims Act practice. He has successfully concluded multiple false claims act investigations and related matters for companies in the surety industry involving government construction projects.

    Robbins combines 20 years of experience in the government contracts and grants industry as a contractor, government official, and attorney. Clients and their Boards of Directors value Robbins’ unique business perspective and deep knowledge of how to understand and influence the government’s perspective of critical issues, facts, and events.

    Robbins’ broad practice includes False Claims Act litigation, complex internal investigations, strategic transactions, mandatory disclosures, claims, trade secrets litigation, ethics/compliance, conflicts of interest, fraud and public corruption defense, bid protests, and suspension and debarment matters.


    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/29/2020

    Attorneys from Foley & Lardner’s Coronavirus Task Force will be presenting on this upcoming Virtual Seminar covering the key legal and business considerations surety, construction, and business leaders are facing from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and practical solutions to prepare for the future and the new normal.

    Attorneys from Foley & Lardner’s Coronavirus Task Force will be presenting on this upcoming Virtual Seminar covering the key legal and business considerations surety, construction, and business leaders are facing from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and practical solutions to prepare for the future and the new normal. We will address a number of core topics significantly impacting the construction and surety industries, including: supply chain and how it affects the construction industry, customs issues, labor and employment issues, and government actions that are in the works and in place to help construction businesses through these unprecedented and troubled times. 

    Carrie Hoffman

    Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Carrie Hoffman is a labor and employment partner in Foley’s Dallas office. She represents and counsels major employers nationwide in all areas of labor and employment law across a wide range of industries, including retail. 

    Vanessa Miller

    Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Vanessa Miller is a litigation partner and chair of Foley’s Detroit office’s Litigation Department. She handles supply chain disputes, including international arbitrations, for automotive and other manufacturing companies. She also regularly counsels clients on commercial transactional matters. She has authored numerous articles on contract law, the Uniform Commercial Code, international arbitration, contract drafting best practices and the forthcoming executive handbook Law of the Automotive and Manufacturing Supply Chain:

    A Handbook for Success.

    Jared Rifis

    Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, Foley & Lardner LL

    Jared Rifis is a senior public affairs advisor in Foley’s Washington, D.C. office where he represents clients and their legislative priorities before Congress and the Administration. Jared supports the firm’s Government Solutions Practice with research, analysis, and advocacy that advance each client’s public policy goals. Prior to joining Foley, Jared served in various roles in Congress, most recently serving as a judiciary and commerce advisor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

    Christopher Swift

    Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Christopher Swift is a partner and litigator in Foley’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice where he focuses on national security and international law and represents clients in internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML), arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), dual-use exports (EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Dr. Swift also represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and advises them on other national security issues involving Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI). In addition to his national security practice, Christopher counsels clients on a variety of trade-related issues, including U.S. Customs laws, Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/22/2020

    NASBP is excited to announce this special 90-minute panel seminar specifically addressing the financial ramifications of COVID-19 on the bonded construction project. Panelists will be addressing the financial issues from the surety, bond producer, banking, and contractor’s perspectives and providing some important tips for how to navigate these complex issues within the bonded job. The panelist diverse backgrounds and expertise make this session a perfect fit for every construction and surety professional, including agents, underwriters, claims professionals, contractors and supporting staff.

    NASBP is excited to announce this special 90-minute panel seminar specifically addressing the financial ramifications of COVID-19 on the bonded construction project.  Panelists will be addressing the financial issues from the surety, bond producer, banking, and contractor’s perspectives and providing some important tips for how to navigate these complex issues within the bonded job. The panelist diverse backgrounds and expertise make this session a perfect fit for every construction and surety professional, including agents, underwriters, claims professionals, contractors and supporting staff.


    Larry McMahon

    Executive Vice President & Surety Manager, Construction Services Group, Alliant Insurance Services

    Mr. McMahon is Executive Vice President and Surety Manager in the Construction Services Group for Alliant Insurance Services.  Mr. McMahon has been in the surety industry for over 30 years, providing surety and construction management advice to clients nationwide.

    Colin K. McCarthy (Moderator)

    Principal, Lanak & Hanna, P.C.

    Mr. McCarthy is a shareholder and principal Attorney at Lanak & Hanna, P.C. He has been helping contractors and sureties solve problems and manage risk for the past 20 years.  

    Mark Martinez

    Senior Vice President, Ontario Regional Manager, Pacific Mercantile Bank

    Mr. Martinez is Senior Vice President at Pacific Mercantile Bank in the Inland Empire. He has been providing financial solutions for all sizes of construction accounts for nearly 30 years.

    Mark Tackmann

    Managing Partner, Gelman, LLP

    Mr. Tackmann is the Managing Partner of Gelman, LLP, and has been delivering financial and accounting services to a diverse range of clients within the construction industry for over 20 years.  

    Richard Tasker

    President, Sage Associates, Inc

    Mr. Tasker is the President of Sage Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in Orange County.  Mr. Tasker brings more than 35 years of experience and training to his work as a construction and surety consultant, including the takeover and completion of complex bonded projects.    

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/08/2020

    A new reality is well underway and impacting numerous job sites, contractors and businesses across the U.S.

    A new reality is well underway and impacting numerous job sites, contractors and businesses across the U.S. Jack Callahan, CohnReznick’s national construction industry leader, and Cristi Lewis, CohnReznick’s mid-Atlantic construction lead, discuss the current climate, strategies and insights contractors are facing due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. To survive and reposition, contractors have many considerations but seven are top-of-mind: newly enacted government programs, cash position, wind down strategies, labor management, external commitments, site security and contracts. Jack and Cristi will cover these and more.

    Jack Callahan

    CPA, Partner - Construction Industry Leader

    With more than 25 years of experience, Jack Callahan leads CohnReznick’s Construction Industry Practice. He has significant knowledge and experience in accounting, corporate taxation and business consulting matters within the construction community. Callahan serves clients in most construction sectors, including heavy highway, general contractors, construction management, specialty contractors, building trades, and building supply and equipment companies. He has worked extensively with public agencies and major construction owners to develop successful fiscal and integrity monitoring programs that enable contractors to improve the profitability, safety, and integrity of construction programs. He was a lead partner for CohnReznick on the monitoring and investigative work performed at Ground Zero and at the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  

     Callahan joined CohnReznick in August 2005 after serving as the managing shareholder of a leading private New Jersey accounting firm. He began his career with a national accounting firm and founded his own firm in 1996. As the managing shareholder for that firm, Callahan built the company into a 16-person accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the needs of the construction industry.  

     Callahan is an active member of many industry associations and has written a variety of construction - related accounting, tax, and business articles.

    Cristi Lewis

    Audit Partner

    Cristi Lewis is an audit partner based in CohnReznick’s Charlotte office. She leads the Mid-Atlantic Construction Industry Practice group and provides clients financial statement audits, accounting, business consulting, agreed upon procedures engagements, regulatory compliance, and benefit plan audits. In her 15+ years of experience, she has focused on construction contractors, commercial real estate, residential multi-family housing, governmental agencies and many small business clients.

    imageSee your success with Old Republic Surety. Success can come from a ferocious appetite to win. Strength helps too. Choose a surety partner with the character to win. We write bid bonds, performance & payment bonds and maintenance bonds in all 50 states. Responsive, Reliable, Respected - Old Republic Surety.