Insight Center: Events & Webinars

Construction SuperConference 2012

Speakers: Albert Bates Jr., Richard W. Foltz Jr., Louis J. Freeh, Joseph T. Imperiale and Jason Lichter

December 12-14, 2012

December 12-14, 2012 | Palace Hotel | San Francisco, CA

The Construction SuperConference is continually regarded as one of the leading industry events for construction owners, their general counsel and construction attorneys. The three-day conference will feature impactful plenary sessions and compelling educational sessions from senior-level leaders of legal, consulting and construction companies who bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business and economic opportunities in today’s construction market.

On December 13, Pepper attorneys will be on the panel, "Cost Effective Compliance in Handling ESI in a Construction Case."

Richard W. Foltz, Jr., Partner, Construction Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Andrea Gross, Senior Counsel, Bechtel Power Corporation
Jason Lichter, Director of Discovery Services and Litigation Support, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Joseph T. Imperiale, Associate, Pepper Hamilton LLP

The typical construction project involves a massive amount of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Moreover, the character and types of ESI that are used on a construction project, and may be relevant in a construction case, can differ significantly from those in a typical commercial litigation case. Today, litigators understand well the stakes associated with compliance with Federal Rules on e-discovery. So much so that we too often chose the conservative route to compliance over spending proportionality. This program explores the ESI challenges inherent in a construction case, ideas for cost-effective compliance with the Federal Rules and offers views from in-house counsel on expectations of a law firm’s know-how and ability to manage ESI within the constraints of a case specific budget.

Session Objectives

  1. developing familiarity with tools for handling e-discovery, with particular reference to the specifics of a construction case
  2. up-to-date presentations on the costs and benefits of e-discovery tools and how they influence important choices in handling ESI
  3. developing confidence in cost-effective means to achieve compliance on e-discovery in a construction case.

On December 13, Pepper parter* Albert Bates, Jr., Esq. will moderate the panel, "The Outlook for Construction in the Power Industry over the Next Decade."
*joined Pepper Hamilton in April 2016

On December 14, Pepper partner Louis J. Freeh will be the morning's keynote speaker.

For more information, visit http://www.constructionsuperconference.com/ME2/Default.asp.