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Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships CLE

Public-Private Partnerships in 2018: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships Webinar. For the past years, public-private partnership (PPP) has gained global popularity as an alternative to funding public projects. This provides a means for public companies, organizations and government entities to execute projects amidst financial constraints with the aid of a private sector. However, the opportunities offered by PPP do not come without risks.

In this Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the PPP framework. They will address commonly raised issues with PPPs and will provide best practices and practical tips to successfully complete a project. They will also help the audience better understand the legal and regulatory framework of this significant topic.

Key topics include:

  • Public-Private Partnerships: Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Addressing Trends, Developments and Legal Issues
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Identifying Success Factors
  • What Lies Ahead

Who Should Attend

  • Government and Development Professionals
  • Senior Management
  • Executive Directors
  • Legal and Consulting Industries
  • Higher Education Officers
  • Development Agency Officials
  • C-level Executives
  • Business Development Leaders
  • Managing Directors
  • Public Agencies
  • Chief Financial Officers


Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships
Paul A. Cunningham
Harkins Cunningham LLP
Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships
Jeff Goodale, ACA
Director of Justice
Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships
Karla Pascarella
Peckar & Abramson

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Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Paul A. Cunningham, Partner
Harkins Cunningham LLP
  • Public Misconceptions and Systemic Resistance to P3
  • Placing Challenges to P3 in Proper Context
  • Overcoming Resistance Through a "Commerce and Community" Framework
  • Transforming Pitfalls into Opportunities Throughout the Project Life-Cycle

Jeff Goodale, ACA, Director of Justice
  • Essential elements for a successful vertical P3 enterprise
  • Ideal timeline for development
  • Data input for financial analysis-  capital costs, soft costs, facility management, lifecycle, handback
  • Process successes and pitfalls to avoid

Karla Pascarella , Partner
Peckar & Abramson
  • Regulatory Frameworks/Overview of Texas
    • Background of the P-3 Statute
    • Did it Work?
  • Common Challenges in P3 Projects and Developing Solutions
    • Availability of Life Cycle Data
    • Reliability of Delivery Methods
    • Funding of Project Analyses
    • Staff Recommendations
    • Qualified Advisors
  • A Possible Course of Treatment
    • Built-In-Professional Support
    • Project Risk Allocation
    • Cost Analyses
    • Affordability Limits
    • Defined Scope
    • Certainty in the RFP Process
      • Taking into account self-performance v. subcontracted work

Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Paul A. CunninghamPartnerHarkins Cunningham LLP

Founding partner, Harkins Cunningham LLP, attorneys with offices in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Principal professional assignments have come from public and private entities seeking to optimize risks and opportunities in complex matters in highly regulated and politicized environments.

Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Jeff Goodale, ACADirector of JusticeHOK

Mr. Goodale has been engaged in advising and providing projects on a wide variety of project delivery models.   Over his 30 years of experience, he’s completed projects with traditional design/ bid/ build, design-build, public private partnership, Integrated Project Delivery, LEAN delivery, and hybrids of all of the above.  He is recognized as an expert in these subjects by AIA and DBIA and spoken and presented on topics related to these methods.  In particular, his latest emphasis has been on the identification and mitigation of risk in P3 delivery, identifying cost impacts, and advising on the long term facility management and budget implications, as well as appropriateness for each clients’ project needs. 

Mr. Goodale is currently leading P3 projects in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, Wayne County Detroit, the State of Michigan, State of Florida, KPMG, Nossaman and many others.

Further, he serves on HOK’s Board of Directors and is the chair of HOK’s Marketing Board, a group dedicated to positioning HOK in the current and future design market for sustained growth and increased relevance.

Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Karla Pascarella PartnerPeckar & Abramson

Karla Pascarella is a Partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Austin office, where she represents a range of international and domestic corporate clients and construction professionals. Her practice is primarily concentrated on construction law, corporate compliance and governance, and commercial litigation/complex dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Ms. Pascarella served as General Counsel for the North American affiliate of a $2.1 billion international engineering, procurement, and construction company. As General Counsel, she oversaw the company’s legal approach for all lines of business, including renewable energy and major infrastructure works.

Ms. Pascarella regularly manages domestic and international transactions and negotiates complex contracts for publicly and privately financed infrastructure projects. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she regularly handles multi-cultural transactions and disputes, and assists corporate clients with strategic legal decisions and global business matters.

Online CLE Public-Private Partnerships

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Basic knowledge of the PPP framework

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Harkins Cunningham LLP (“HC”) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Originally colleagues at Pepper, Hamilton & Sheetz, John Harkins and Paul Cunningham founded a partnership in 1992, focusing on putting the client’s interests first, supported by a collegial partnership with no internal competition. Select hiring of talented lawyers and staff combined with efficient, costeffective management secures the firm’s top reputation with clients and other law firms. The offices in Philadelphia and Washington DC specialize in the areas of expertise developed by the two founding partners.

John J. Harkins Jr. practices primarily in complex litigation involving issues of corporate, securities and antitrust law, contracts, intellectual property, professional liability and ERISA, frequently arguing such cases in appellate courts. He has also advised directors on their fiduciary and other duties, corporate clients on disclosure issues, special committees in the investigation of alleged corporate wrongdoing, and corporations on the defenses available to them under Pennsylvania law against hostile takeover bids.

Paul Cunningham’s practice is dedicated to assisting public and private entities in highly regulated and politicized environments through effective legal, legislative, administrative and public affairs strategies and advocacy. For profit and not for profit freight and passenger railroads have benefitted from his representation and guidance. He has extensive experience in other network and infrastructure industries, including water and power. His understanding of the core challenges facing these industries ranks among the most thorough in the legal industry.

Website: https://www.harkinscunningham.com/

HOK is a global architectural firm that specializes in planning, design and delivery solutions for buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 23 offices worldwide, the firm serves diverse clients within the corporate, commercial, public and institutional markets. HOK is committed to developing resources and expertise to help lead the world toward sustainable communities and building environments. Founded in 1955, the firm's expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, lighting, graphics, facilities planning and assessment, construction services and client advisory services.

Website: https://www.hok.com/

Long known for leadership and innovation in construction law, Peckar & Abramson's Results First℠ approach extends to a broad array of legal services — all delivered with a commitment to efficiency, value and client service since 1978. Now, with more than 100 attorneys in eleven U.S. offices and affiliations around the globe, our capabilities extend farther and deeper than ever. Our experience in the courtroom and in dispute resolution, coupled with our ability to provide genuinely insightful legal advice and commercial representation, help a wide range of clients maximize opportunities, meet challenges, solve problems and manage risk.

Website: https://www.pecklaw.com/

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