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This live audio conference will offer an overview of basic insurance coverage used for construction projects. The presenters will discuss how to secure appropriate insurance coverage at a project's inception and what to do when claims arise during construction or after project completion. Builder's risk, CGL and other common project policies will be discussed. Prior attendees have described this as among the best presentations they've participated in, extremely informative and useful, and have described the presenter as knowledgeable and possessing in-depth understanding of the subject matter and an ability to convey it clearly in a 90-minute audio conference.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss builders risk insurance.
  • You will be able to explain general liability insurance.
  • You will be able to identify what are typical exclusions and endorsements in builder risk and general liability insurance.
  • You will be able to define appropriate insurance coverage at projects inception.


Builders Risk Insurance
  • What Does It Cover?
  • What Are Typical Exclusions and Endorsements?
General Liability Insurance
  • What Does It Cover?
  • What Are Typical Exclusions and Endorsements?


David L. Beck, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
Michael S. McNamara, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David L. Beck 
  • Litigation attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Primary focuses on insurance recovery for construction firms and other entities
  • Resolved numerous insurance claims on behalf of policyholders through formal litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and informal negotiations
  • Experience includes claims involving builders risk, commercial general liability, professional liability, pollution liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and other policies
  • Can be contacted at 202-663-9398 or david.beck@pillsburylaw.com

Michael S. McNamara 
  • Trial lawyer in the Construction and Insurance Groups at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • Handled trials of construction and insurance coverage dispute
  • Tried or arbitrated cases in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Washington state
  • Represents clients in alternative dispute resolution, including both mediation and arbitration
  • Focuses on both construction disputes and insurance coverage disputes, with particular focus at the intersection of construction and insurance
  • Experience includes delay and impact claims, extra work claims, nonpayment claims and defective construction claims
  • Experience with coverage disputes of both first and third-party insurance policies
  • Can be contacted at 202-663-9386 or michael.mcnamara@pillsburylaw.com

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