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

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

January 26, 2015
On Monday, January 26, 2015, at 5 p.m. eastern / 2 p.m. pacific, We are having our monthly Steering Committee meeting with a "You Will Never Guess What Happened: Our Construction Company Client Just Advised It Plans on Auditing our Invoices! Now What Do We Do?" presentation by Marilyn Klinger, Sedgwick LLP. Join us by calling 866.646.6488, Access code: 240.240.2336

Dutch Treat Dinner @ MidWinter Meeting - Scottsdale

January 29, 2015
We will meet at 8:00 p.m. at Bobby's Restaurant -- See brochure attached to this webpage.

Division Lunch @ MidWinter Meeting - Scottsdale

January 29, 2015
Division 5 will be joining Divisions 11 (Corporate Counsel) and 12 (Owners & Lenders) for our division lunch. The speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Sullivan, Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment at Arizona State University. He will discuss "Advances in Construction Procurement and Performance for Owners and Contractors." See brochure attached to this webpage.
Section Events

    Sticks & Bricks: Learn the Construction Process from the Experts


    ABA Forum on Construction Law will present Sticks & Bricks - Learn the Construction process from the experts. Taught by leading industry professionals in each locale, this program presents a unique opportunity for both new and seasoned construction lawyers, and for engineers, contractors and other construction ...



Klinger, Marilyn

Modified by Amy Iannone on January 20, 2015

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