Today, I am starting work at a new law firm: Crowell & Moring.  I am excited and I think you will see why with a single story. 

My last day at my previous law firm was August 19.  What did I do on my first day off?  Sadly, I wrote blog posts.  I have to keep all of you happy!  As I was reviewing clipped articles for story ideas, I came across the following: 

Green Building Construction: Rewards, Rules and Risks

Increasing public awareness and government attention has jumpstarted market demand for environmentally-friendly or “green” building designs, construction practices and final products.  Green building construction is the wave of the future and is inevitable for any company constructing in America.  However, the possibility for liability is huge, which makes it vitally important to think-out projects from contracting, through construction, until the desired certification level has been achieved.  This session will inform contractors and owners of the best way to situate themselves now to mitigate the inevitable litigation fall-out.


Randy Erickson, Administrative Partner and Construction Practice Group Co-Chair, Crowell & Moring LLP

Deborah Arbabi, Counsel,  Crowell & Moring LLP 
Rosemary Carson, Associate, Crowell & Moring  LLP 
Bernadette Stafford, Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP

Sponsor: Crowell & Moring LLP

Incredible!  My first day off, and I am already reading about my new firm’s involvement with green building law.  Fantastic. 

If you are going to be at the Construction Superconference in December, I would highly recommend dropping in on this session.  Say hello to my firm’s attorneys.  We would love to hear from you.  I would love to hear from you.  In fact, here is my new contact information:

Chris Cheatham
Crowell & Moring
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C.  20004
P – 202.624.2717

Photo: Merrick Brown