American Bar Association


Mission Statement

Study and development of guidelines and suggestions for all aspects construction project performance.

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Monthly Telephone Conferences: Division 5 - Project Performance holds a conference call on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. EST. If you are interested in participating, please dial 866-646-6488, Passcode: 2402402336#. Contact the Division 5 Chair, Marilyn Klinger, if you are interested in attending, presenting, or if you have any questions.

Committee Meetings Division 5 has begun holding Breakfast or Lunch Meetings at each of the Annual, Fall and Mid-Winter meetings for all of its members, typically the Friday of each meeting. The meeting usually begins with a short presentation on a construction law "current event," followed by a discussion of the various ways in which Division members can become more active in the Forum.

Getting Involved Division 5 is continually on the lookout for those wanting to become more active in the Forum. One of the best ways to get involved is to attend one of the Division Meetings or telephone conferences, learn what Division 5 is all about, and volunteer to get involved. Another way to get involved is to contact a Steering Committee Member and let them know you are interested. The Division 5 Steering Committee meet face-to-face at each Fall Meeting. If you are interested in participating, please email Division 5 Chair, Marilyn Klinger,

Steering Committee

Marilyn Klinger, Chair - Sedgwick, Los Angeles, CA

Amy Hobbs Iannone - DPR Construction, Redwood City, CA

John Cook - Smith Pachter McWhorter, Vienna, VA

Ed Keidan - Conway & Mrowiec, Chicago, IL

Charlie Rogers - Smith Currie, Atlanta, GA

Francisco Vasquez - Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Mike Pipkin - Sedgwick, Dallas, TX

Michael Kamprath - Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa, FL

S. Joe Welborn - Smith, Cashion & Orr, Nashville, TN

Committee Liaisons

Charlie Rogers - Membership

Amy Iannone - Technology

Eric Berg - Diversity

Ed Keidan - SPEC

John Cook - Publications

GC Liaison

David Scotti - Cipriani & Werner, Pittsburgh, PA

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Monthly Telephone Conference - Steering Committee Meeting

October 20, 2014
On Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5 p.m. eastern / 2 p.m. pacific, We are having our monthly Steering Committee meeting with a "You Wont Believe what Just Happened - Our Largest Subcontractor Just Slapped a Giant Mechanic's Lien on our Project" presentation by Amber Floyd of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs. Join us by calling 866.646.6488, Access code: 240.240.2336

Joint Luncheon with Divisions 8 and 10: Keystone XL Pipeline

October 16, 2014
On Thursday, October 16, at the Fall meeting, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. eastern, we are teaming up with Divisions 8 and 10 for a panel discussion about the Keystone XL Pipeline. Reza Nikain of Navigant will moderate and the two speakers are Jim White and Penny Favel, corporate counsel with TransCanada.

Division 5 Planning Meeting

October 17, 2014
From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern /1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. pacific the annual Division 5 planning meeting will take place at Howells & Hood, 435 North Michigan Avenue, immediately after the Chicago Architectrual Foundation River Tour.

Chicago Architectural Foundation River Tour with Division 11-Corporate Counsel

October 17, 2014
Chicago Architectural Foundation River Tour on Friday, October 17 leaving Chicago’s First Lady Dock at the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at 2:00 p.m. – return 90 minutes later at 3:30 p.m., $40 per person. The dock is a 25 minute walk from the Chicago Hilton, straight up Michigan Avenue. RSVP to

Division 5 - Dutch Treat Dinner at Rose Bud Prime

October 16, 2014
Our Fall Meeting Dutch Treat Dinner is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014, after the Chicago Forum Reception, at Rose Bud Prime Restaurant, 1 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603, Phone (312) 384-1900. Please RSVP to Charlie Rogers,, 404.582.8032 or Marilyn Klinger,, 213.615.8038

Division 5: Project Performance Events

    ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2014 Fall Meeting.

    Hilton Chicago

    Chicago, the "Windy City", welcomes us for the Forum's Fall 2014 Program. Our program, entitled "Bulldozers, Cranes, and Claims: Challenges of Rebuilding the Construction Industry," focuses on "rebuilding". It's a tall order that challenges construction clients and lawyers alike. Many of our clients' ...

    Joint Venture Agreements - Marriage Vow or Business Pre-Nup?


    When companies enter into joint venture (JV) agreements to market and perform construction and design work it is critical they understand why doing so may be an advantage (or disadvantage) and how to best structure the agreement to allocate and to manage risk. This webinar will demonstrate how to recognize, ...



Klinger, Marilyn

Modified by Amy Iannone on September 29, 2014

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