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The MSBA's Construction Law Section Presents


"MSBA Construction Law Section Annual Symposium: Contracting and Resolving Disputes with the Federal Government"

So You Want to be a Contractor on a Federal Construction Project?
Jan Gillespie, Associate Counsel, Mortenson Construction
Kate Golden, Associate Counsel, Mortenson Construction

Learn about the array of federal regulations that you must know about if your client is working on a federally owned or federally funded construction project. Counsel from Minnesota's largest contractor - Mortenson Construction - will provide their insight about contracting with the federal government.

Subcontracting and Flow Down Clauses: What's in YOUR Contract?
Jeff Eckland, Eckland & Blando
Learn about the array of federal contracting regulations that exist in federal construction contracts. Counsel from a federal contracting boutique law firm - Eckland & Blando - will provide insight about risks and rewards of contracting with the federal government.

Handling Federal False Claims Act Investigations and Defending False Claims Act Claims
David Lillehaug, Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Dean Thomson, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson
Learn about the do's and don'ts of handling a False Claims Act investigation conducted by the Department of Justice or other federal authorities and defending claims brought by the government. There will be special mention of recent cases involving investigation of DBE goals and DBE reporting.

Deciding Government Contract Cases in the Court of Federal Claims
Honorable Marian Horn, Court of Federal Claims
The MSBA Construction Law Section is fortunate to have Judge Marian Horn present the judiciary's perspective on resolving federal government contracting cases.

3.5 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for
Event Code: 156696



Date:   Friday, June 10, 2011

Time:    7:30 a.m. to noon
7:30 a.m. | Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m. | Construction Law Section Annual Meeting
8:20 a.m. | 2011 Annual Symposium

Location:   Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. The MSBA Construction Law Section will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting beginning at 8:00 a.m., and the symposium will follow from 8:20 a.m. - noon.


Section Members:  $60.00
Non-Construction Law Section Members:  $65.00

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when you register or contact Kim Basting at or 612-278-6323 on or before June 8, 2011.