Construction Litigation in the COVID-19 Era

Ian R. Chin, Vice President and Senior Principal

WJE gathered a panel of construction litigation experts to provide background information and insight about how the pandemic could impact the work, projects, and business of contractors, building owners, facility managers, and other attorneys. You will hear from:

  • Elisabeth Manuel, Smith Bain, Manuel, Horvath
  • Matthew Menghini, McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer
  • Scott Murphy, Barnes & Thornburg

Moderated by WJE Senior Principal and Vice President Ian Chin, you will learn about:

  • Force majeure clauses and revisions to contracts required as a result of COVID-19
  • Potential litigation concerns from delayed construction schedules and interrupted material/equipment domestic and foreign supply chains
  • Suspension of construction work
  • OSHA oversight of workplaces and job sites
  • Legal implications of the economic downturn on projects planned, started, or stalled
  • Early experiences of litigated projects due to COVID-19 and the implications for you
  • The usage/future of virtual hearings for mediation and arbitration