Berkeley Research Group To Offer Special Interest Breakfast at 2016 Construction SuperConference

Nov 18, 2016

The 2016 Construction SuperConference (CSC) is pleased to feature a special interest breakfast session sponsored by Berkeley Research Group (BRG). The session, “Building in a Safe Zone: Deconstructing Cyber Risks,” will address cyber security in the construction industry and is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. It will be led by BRG Managing Director, Charles Choyce Jr.

“This is a very important and timely topic presented by an expert panel and will certainly be a session attendees will not want to miss,” says CSC Group Show Director Kevin Gaffney.

Charles Choyce Jr., has more than 15 years of construction consulting experience. He specializes in the proper application of scheduling and project controls on major construction projects and the preparation and presentation of claims for schedule delays and associated costs. Choyce has prepared expert reports for attorneys and clients on all aspects of construction litigation and has been qualified as a testifying expert witness.

The panel will also include:
Mary Karen Wills, managing director, BRG. She is an expert in the field of government contract accounting, administration, and compliance. Wills has more than 30 years of experience providing consulting and financial advisory services to companies and organizations that range from middle market to the Fortune 100. She has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Cost Accounting Standards and other federal government procurement regulations. Her expertise includes working with companies in a variety of industries, including construction and engineering, professional services, aerospace, defense, higher education, health insurance, manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, professional services, high tech, biotech and not-for-profit industries—all of which receive federal contracts.

Amit Garg, director, BRG, brings more than 17 years of information security consulting and program management experience in complex and highly visible projects with senior executive sponsorship. He has worked with clients including large federal civilian agencies, military organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Garg’s expertise includes enterprise security program management, enterprise governance, risk management and compliance, data protection, business resiliency, as well as security culture awareness and training.

Aaron P. Silberman, shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, has specialized in construction and public contracts advice and litigation since 1992. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in the construction, defense, technology, telecom and service industries. Silberman’s experience includes contracts for federal, state and local public entities and for private, commercial projects. He has helped clients evaluate, negotiate and draft solicitations, clarification questions, proposals and bids; negotiated and evaluated proposed contract terms; litigated bid protests of public contract awards; investigated and litigated claims for delay, disruption, payment, defects, and fraud or false claims; and advised clients and litigated disputes in connection with contract terminations, suspension and debarment, bond requirements, payment issues and disabled access issues.

And rounding out the panel will be Fernand Lavallee, partner, Jones Day. Lavallee represents clients in all aspects of federal, state and local public procurement law matters and in international commercial transactions. His familiarity with government contract matters is derived from his broad range of experience in counseling, litigating and teaching contractors on all aspects and stages of government contracting and on government contractor compliance. He litigates high-technology issues and government contract cases before federal and state courts and brings, or intervenes, in bid protests before federal procuring agencies, the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Lavallee also brings claims before the boards of contract appeals and COFC, as well as size protests before the Small Business Administration.

The session will be in the Beethoven Room at the Encore at the Wynn Hotel and is open to all attendees.
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