American Bar Association

Section of Public Contract Law:

Mission Statement

The committee provides its members a forum to review and discuss pertinent and timely information related to public contracting collaborations, including prime contractor and subcontractor relationships, teaming arrangements, and strategic alliances. The committee also drafts and updates model sets of subcontract terms and conditions consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS). It also prepares comments on proposed regulations affecting the prime contractor-subcontractor relationship or teaming arrangements.

Programs, Meetings, and Announcements

Committee Events

Monthly Committee Meeting

September 5, 2018
Please join us for our first monthly meeting of the year on September 5, 2018 from 12 PM to 1 PM Eastern using the dial-in information provided below.

The meeting will be an open committee discussion. We would like to have committee members and the committee leadership discuss potential topic areas to be covered for the new year, identify any potential speakers, and discuss any other committee issues or ideas for the upcoming year.

The dial-in information is:
Dial-In: 1-855-369-7536
Room Number: 888013678

Welcome to the New ABA Program Year!

Welcome to the new ABA Program Year! With the new year comes new leadership appointments, and we would like to congratulate this year's committee leadership. First, congratulations to Howard Wolf-Rodda, our new committee Co-Chair. Also, thank you to Steve Kaye, who has rotated out of his role as co-char. Thank you for all of your contributions to the committee over the years! Lastly, congratulations to those members who will be serving as this year's Vice-Chairs:

-Patricia Becker
-Alan Chvotkin
-Michael Francel
-Steve Kaye
-Matthew Keller
-Jillian Laughna
-Michael Mutek
-Daniel Ramish
-George Ruttinger
-Eric Whystell

Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to the committee!

Section Events

    Additive Manufacturing in Construction: Impacts and Emerging Issues


    As additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing) technology advances beyond novelty and into the global construction industry, it brings potential for new design freedoms, greater building complexities, and enhanced efficiencies. With these potential changes, AM will also challenge the legal, ...

    2018 Fall Educational Program


    Conducting business with the Government whether federal, state or local remains a complex and challenging undertaking, and the changes are accelerating. As the legal and regulatory landscape continues to shift under our feet, it is more important than ever to understand emerging trends and how recent ...



Hadeka, Stacy
Wolf-Rodda, Howard
Young, W


Becker, Patricia
Chvotkin, Alan
Francel, Michael
Kaye, Stephen
Keller, Matthew
Laughna, Jillian
Mutek, Michael
Ramish, Daniel
Ruttinger, George
Whytsell, Eric

Committee Roster  

Modified by Michael Francel on September 5, 2018

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