Jim O'Connor, partner and head of Maslon's Construction Law Group, and David Suchar, partner in Maslon's Construction Law Group and Litigation Group, will present during a breakout session at the Construction SuperConference being held December 1 – 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference is developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets.
Jim and David's session on day one titled, "ConsensusDocs vs AIA: What's New Post-2007 and How Do They Compare?" will teach participants to understand the risk allocation and project practice differences in AIA and ConsensusDocs contracts, understand how their differences might be used in contract negotiations, and learn what is planned in the near future.
Jim O'Connor devotes his practice exclusively to construction and construction insurance-related matters. He represents engineers, general contractors, specialty contractors, owners and designers in contract formation and construction matters throughout the United States. Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the former Chair of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, and an active member of the AGC's Contract Documents Committee and its Risk Management Committee. He has published extensively in the construction law area and was recently selected as a 2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award recipient by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.
David Suchar is a trial lawyer and partner at Maslon and a member of the firm's construction law and litigation groups. David’s practice involves representing clients in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction and construction-insurance related disputes. Before joining Maslon, David served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (federal prosecutor) at the U.S. Department of Justice where he represented the United States as lead counsel in hundreds of contested hearings in federal court, including bench and jury trials and oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals. David was previously a member of the litigation practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
For more information about the conference, go to: 2014 Construction SuperConference.