California’s top construction lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals have gathered for an advanced Construction Law conference designed to provide practical advice for real situations facing the industry today. This program will cover the latest developments and issues that you need to understand to complete a successful project. Our recognized experts will share with you the nuances that have made them the very best in their chosen fields.
This seminar is essential for contractors, subcontractors, owners (public and private), attorneys, construction managers, bond program managers, surety representatives, architects, and engineers. If you are a stakeholder in the California construction industry, this is the one conference you cannot afford to miss.
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John P. Dacey, Program Co-Chair, is a Co-Managing Senior Shareholder of Cauvel & Dacey PC, a civil litigation firm providing legal services throughout California. Over the last 31 years, he has represented predominantly public entity clients, while representing some private entity clients in construction related contract procurements; complex litigation; appeals; arbitration; mediation and claim resolution.
Hector H. Espinosa, Program Co-Chair, is a founding partner at Pierce Kavcioglu Espinosa & Cesar LLP. He focuses his practice in the construction industry, working with clients from the onset of a project and contract formation to the resolution of claims through settlement and litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors and owners in a broad range of private and public projects.
Daniel D. McMillan, Program Co-Chair, a partner with Jones Day, focuses on complex commercial, business, and construction litigation/transactions. As co-leader of the firm’s Chambers USA recognized global construction practice, he represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in large construction disputes and in negotiating and drafting the full panoply of contracts for large projects.
Michael J. Bayard is a full time neutral at Dispute Resolution Services, limiting his practice to construction disputes. He has more than three decades of experience as a construction attorney. A full-time neutral since 2000, he has resolved hundreds of construction and real estate disputes ranging from small residential projects to high-profile, multi-million dollar, multi-party cases.
Kelly M. Cauvel is a co-managing senior shareholder at Cauvel & Dacey PC. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of public entities, either defending and/or prosecuting, complex construction, contract and bond claims, dispute avoidance, and risk management matters involving contractors, as well as claims involving professional service providers, such as architects and engineers.
Justin Davis, DBIA, is the Director of Pinner Construction Company, Inc. Pinner has been providing high-quality & sustainable facilities that contribute to the development of the local communities of Southern California for over 100 years. Recognizing a growing need for collaborative management, Pinner meets the demand for new schools, libraries and essential service facilities as a public works contractor.
Jacqueline S. DeCamara is Of Counsel at Jones Day. Her practice focuses on complex business and construction law, as well as public works and regulatory compliance issues. She represents and advises owners, design professionals, and contactors in the successful resolution of large business and construction disputes in mediations, arbitrations, settlement negotiations, and all aspects of litigation.
Armenak Kavcioglu is a founding partner with Pierce Kavcioglu Espinosa & Cesar LLP. His practice focuses on public works and commercial construction projects. He counsels industry clients, including builders and subcontractors, in matters relating to procurement, scope of work disputes, cost growth, delays, disruptions, and other impacts. He has extensive trial experience in complex construction matters.
Marilyn Klinger is the office managing partner of the construction/surety boutique law firm, SMTD Law. She is involved in all aspects of construction law on a state and national level. She represents the full spectrum of the construction industry, from owners, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties. Her practice includes claims and litigation, legal advice and counsel regarding the contracting process.
Erich R. Luschei is a Senior Attorney at Theodora Oringher PC. He has represented private and public owners, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors for over 30 years in complex disputes and transactional matters. His matters have included some of the largest and most difficult construction projects in California, including bridges, fireboats, subways/stations, freeways, pipelines, and light rail.
Stephen Montoya is the Vice President of Operations for Matt Construction Corporation. He has overseen many of MATT’s most complex projects, all within schedule and budget, and maintains impeccable relationships with clients/design teams through his collaborative process and style. He spent seven years managing large construction projects, such as the Ronald Reagan State Office Building.
David C. Rybicki is a partner in the Washington DC office of K&L Gates LLP and a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice group. He recently served in the Criminal Division of the U. S. Department of Justice as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the second- and third-highest ranking positions in the division.