Compliance in Construction: Local, National & International

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 6 pm – 8:40 pm


Program Chair and Moderator: 
Virginia K. Trunkes
DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

  • Are your construction clients vulnerable to industry fraud and corruption? Experts in construction compliance will discuss the major traps for the unwary and how construction clients can be protected. Topics include “Pay to Play” (is it bribery, a kickback or extortion?); are the subcontractors who they say they are, and are they doing what they are supposed to be doing? (MWBE/CUF fraud, workers compensation insurance fraud, debarred lists, payment of appropriate labor rates, trades license violations and criminal statutes implicated); and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and defending the company while maintaining the attorney-client privilege.


    Live Program: $229 Member | $329 Nonmember

  • Christopher Beard
    Senior Supervising Attorney
    New York County District Attorney’s Office

    Patrick T. Campbell

    Brian J. Fields
    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    Structure Tone

    Jonathan Konovitch
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Construction Services

    Gerard McEnroe
    Deputy Inspector General
    Office of the Inspector General
    New York City School Construction Authority

    Elyse C. Ruzow
    Ruzow & Associates

    Jessica Silver
    Deputy Inspector General for Welfare
    ‎New York State Inspector General

  • 6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introduction and Overview
    6:10 pm – 7:10 pm U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; UK Bribery Act; defending against cross-border government investigations, enforcement and maintaining the privilege.

    — Patrick T. Campbell, Brian J. Fields and Jonathan Konovitch

    7:10 pm – 7:20 pm Break
    7:20 pm – 8:00 pm Are the subcontractors who they say they are, and are they doing what they are supposed to be doing? Employment requirements, payment of appropriate labor rates, MWBE fraud, licensing requirements and debarred lists.

    — Brian J. Fields, Jonathan Konovitch, Gerard McEnroe, Elyse C. Ruzow, and Jessica Silver

    8:00 pm – 8:30 pm “Pay to Play” – is it bribery, a kickback or extortion? (State criminal charges)

    – Christopher Beard and Elyse C. Ruzow

     8:30 pm – 8:40 pm  Questions and Answers


  • NY: 3.0 professional practice
    NJ: 3.0 general
    CA: 3.0 general
    PA: 2.5 general

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:

    Compliance |Michael McMaster

    Construction Law | Virginia K. Trunkes

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso, Membership and CLE Relations Associate
    (212) 382-6608