Brian Zimmerman to Co-Chair ABA Construction Forum Fall Meeting


Brian R. Zimmerman – Hurtado Zimmerman, SC, and Catherine W. Delorey (, of Gordon Rees, will Co-Chair the American Bar Association- Forum on Construction Law’s National Fall Meeting. 2023 Fall Meeting (  The program will be September 27-29, 2023 in Washington DC.

Join us at the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s 2023 Fall Meeting – Navigating Government Construction: Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It.

 The program, appropriately set in our Nation’s Capital, offers a journey into the world of government construction. There is no better place than Washington, D.C. to learn to navigate the minefield of requirements applicable to your clients who may be literally trying to drain a swamp. This is a must attend event for all construction/government contracts lawyers, consultants, and those who would like to venture into or learn more about the practice area.

The Program promises to engage both new and seasoned attorneys alike, with plenary sessions and workshops covering both introductory and advanced topics related to government construction. Our sessions are loaded with esteemed judges, sharp in-house counsel, experienced government lawyers, and skilled private practitioners, all with particular knowledge to impart to attendees. Session topics include: Navigating the government claims process and procedures; Delay, disruption, and pricing of claims on federal projects F Green and sustainable government spending; Cybersecurity threats and obligations of government contractors; Termination on government projects; ADR with the government Prior to the main program, we will offer a practicum: “A Guide to Bid Protests.”

At the practicum, our faculty, including Judge Marian Blank Horn, will take a federal bid protest from start to finish and share insight on the process for federal bid protest. In addition, renowned speaker, Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and host of the Black Diamonds Podcast , will speak as a part of the Forum’s Diversity Breakfast series.

Mr. Kendrick is a dynamic and engaging speaker and the leading authority on the topic of the Negro Leagues baseball history and its connection to issues relating to sports, race, and diversity. Washington, D.C. in the Fall promises beautiful weather and a welcoming city with countless memorials, museums, and monuments to explore. Please check out our D.C. Insider’s Guide and Restaurant Guides courtesy of Forum Chair, John Marshall Cook. There is so much to do, you will need an extra day or two!