Corruption, Crime & Compliance in Construction: National, State & Local (OnDemand)

Originally held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Chair:
Virginia K. Trunkes
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

  • Are you a GC or CCO of a construction company who wants to know more about the latest national and local law enforcement trends and compliance expectations in your industry? Or are you a private practitioner with construction clients vulnerable to industry corruption and fraud? Attendees will learn the major traps for the unwary and how construction clients can be protected. Topics include: the False Claims Act in the CARES Act era; the DOJ’s new “Corporate Crime Advisory Group” and recent crackdown on “bid rigging”; MWBEs and the “Commercially Useful Function”; common industry prosecutions under the Penal Law, Workers Compensation Law and Labor Law including the new Construction Wage Theft Law; “Pay to Play”, what constitutes larceny and recent government interpretations of bribe receiving; and what the DOJ and local law enforcement expect of your compliance programs. A similar program with an international focus is being developed for the fall.

    Program Fee:
    $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

  • Chris Beard
    Senior Supervising Attorney for Labor Racketeering
    Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office

    Patrick Campbell
    Partner, Baker Hostetler LLP

    Adam Kaufman
    Partner, Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss

    Jonathan Konovitch
    Chief Compliance Officer, AECOM

    Elyse Ruzow
    Owner and President, Ruzow & Associates   

  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Light dinner and networking

    6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm
    CARES Act interplay with False Claims Act: establishing liability and commonly used provisions/ elements.

    6:15 pm – 6:25 pm
    False Claims Act enforcement in the COVID-19 stimulus era

    6:25 pm – 6:40 pm
    MWBEs – Commercially Useful Function and application to Construction Law (Are the subcontractors who they say they are and doing what they should be doing?)

    6:40 pm – 6:50 pm
    National and local anti-trust enforcement trends    

    6:50 pm – 7:05 pm
    Common local (NYS and NYC) criminal offenses arising in the construction industry: offenses involving false written statements including qui tam actions; falsifying business records.

    7:05 pm – 7:20 pm
    “Pay to Play”, what constitutes larceny and recent government   interpretations of bribe receiving.

    7:20 pm – 7:30 pm
    Payroll certification (Prevailing Wage Law); Workers’ Compensation Law and insurance fraud criminal offenses and penalties; trade licenses and registration.

    7:30 pm – 7:35 pm
    New Wage Theft Law — Labor Law § 198-E and amending General
    Business Law § 756-f

    7:35 pm – 7:45 pm

    7:45 pm – 8:00 pm

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.0 General
    California: 1.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Compliance, Patrick T. Campbell, Chair
    Construction Law, Sarah G. Sparer, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |