October 04, 2021
The 2021 Construction Conference was held Sept. 22-24, 2021, in San Diego and focused on a slew of hot topics from both a national and regional focus.
Markel’s Phyllis Modlin, who serves as Construction Conference co-chair, said, “Once again, CLM delivered a broad-based construction conference with panels ranging from cyber exposures, construction site accidents, risk transfer, and, of course, construction defects. It was wonderful to connect with colleagues in person again. We’re looking forward to 2022.”
The conference kicked off with Gary London of London Moeder Advisors speaking on the state of the post-pandemic economy and how it translates to construction and real estate. Besides the keynote, the conference included two premier sessions: one on ransomware and digital extortion, and the always-popular annual session with trial judges that discusses challenges and opportunities with construction cases throughout the nation.
Wood Smith Henning & Berman’s Steve Henning, who also serves as Construction Conference co-chair, summed it up by saying, “Our premier sessions drew rave reviews from everyone and included a concise session on post-pandemic economic forecast for construction to a jaw-dropping session on cyber hacks and ransomware demands that left the entire audience wanting more. Everyone always enjoys the Judges Panel and the national perspective of how things are handled, particularly with virtual trials and juries just coming back now in full force.”