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How to Navigate a Fair Subcontract in Today's World
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
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How to Navigate a Fair Subcontract in Today's World
Using the ASAMW fair subcontract addendum when negotiating a contract

February 10 - 11:00am-1:00pm (Member Event)
K&L Gates Offices Penthouse, Washington, DC
Members and GC Partners -  $50 (Virtual Option available)


Looking to quickly negotiate a contract effectively? ASA of Metro Washington has been working for over a year to develop a subcontract addendum that is FAIR to the GC and the Sub.  How can you use this document in negotiations with your GC’s?  Our outstanding Construction Attorney Partners Lauren McLaughlin with Smith Currie,  Andrew Cook with K&L Gates, as well as the committee chairman, Rick Freeman, Southern Insulation, will discuss the addendum. They will discuss why it is worded as it is and how to best use it in your negotiations. Also, learn about the latest contract clauses that you need to be aware of!

Our Speakers

Andrew Cook, K&L Gates

Andrew Cook concentrates his practice in litigation with a focus on government contracts, real estate, and construction. He has 34 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts and has also practiced before the Court of Federal Claims. He has handled a myriad construction, real estate, and commercial litigation, bid protests before the Comptroller General of the General Accounting Office, and handled cases before various federal boards of contract appeal, state courts and courts of appeal. He regularly represents owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties in real estate and mechanic's lien litigation in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. He also regularly handles Miller Act litigation on Federal projects, Little Miller Act litigation on State projects, contract reviews, arbitration and claims litigation, mistakes in bid, small business certification and other procurement matters including providing advice concerning the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Lauren McLaughlin, Smith, Currie & Hancock

Lauren McLaughlin is a partner in the Tysons, Virginia office of Smith Currie. Prior to joining Smith Currie, Lauren was a founding partner of BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC, a law firm devoted exclusively to construction industry and surety clients. For over a decade, BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC was a recognized leader in construction law.  For nearly 20 years, Lauren has represented owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties and design professionals in all aspects of public and private construction projects. With that perspective, she counsels clients on project risk management and litigation avoidance. Having represented all parties in the privity chain, Lauren is intimately familiar with the unique leverage perspectives of the owner, contractor, and subcontractor. She understands the business aspects confronting construction companies from employment and compliance issues to bid day deals, from change order negotiation to electronic project management systems. She has worked extensively with general contractors, performance bond sureties, mechanical contracting firms, glass and glazing contractors, and on behalf of steel and precast contractors. Lauren’s construction clients routinely involve her at all phases of the project, from conception and value engineering through final completion.