Construction Law & Public Contracts

J. Barrett Lucy, Chair

As of June 2018, the Section had 811 members. Currently, the Section has 823 members.

Annual CLE- Fall Program

On November 2-3, 2018, the Section hosted the 39thAnnual Fall Program at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, VA. Chaired by members Alison Mullins and Mark Crawford, the program offered 12 CLE credits, including 2 hours of ethics. The Section again hosted a young lawyers reception on Thursday evening to welcome arriving Section Members.

Annual Activities

On June 14, 2019, the Section partnered with the Litigation Section and Senior Lawyers Conference to present a showcase CLE at the Virginia State Bar’s 81stAnnual Meeting in Virginia Beach entitled “Finding Civility in Discovery.”  Coordinated by members, Arnie Mason and Lauren McLaughlin, the program moderator was Nathan Veldhuis, and the speakers were The Honorable F. Bradford Stillman (Ret.), The Honorable Jan L. Brodie (Ret.), Michael Robinson and Thomas E. Spahn.

On September 6, 2018, in combination with the Virginia CLE, the Section presented a half-day CLE seminar in Fairfax, Virginia entitled “3rdAnnual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2018—Tools for Pursuit and Payment.”  The seminar was chaired by Randy Wintory and Joe Guarino.

The Section continued to provide valuable written materials to its membership. The Section published its Fall and Spring editions of its newsletter under the editorship of Hann Lee Blake and Daniel Rounds. The February 2019 edition of the Virginia Lawyer included three articles on construction law written by our members and edited by Arnie B. Mason. The Section updated its Construction Law Handbook to include recent Virginia state and federal court decisions affecting our members’ practices.

Officers for 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

The officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year were J. Barrett Lucy (chair), Hann Lee Blake (vice-chair), Scott Kowalski (secretary), Randy Wintory (treasurer) and Christopher S. Boynton (immediate past chair).

New Board Members for 2018-2019

Joining the Section Board of Governors in 2018 were Jesse Gordon, Joe Guarino, Josh Johnson, and Chandra Lantz.

Updated: Sep 17, 2019