Cambridge Forum on

U.S. Infrastructure Law

November 10 - 12, 2024 Atlanta, Georgia
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The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading lawyers in the U.S. infrastructure sector to discuss current developments and trends, with a focus on both legal and broader market perspectives. Participants include senior counsel from private law firms, in-house legal teams, the public sector, and procuring authorities.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group shares experiences from their varied jurisdictions and engages in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues facing the industry.

2024 Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Members

  • J. Samuel Gilmore Vice President & General Counsel Kiewit Corporation Omaha, NE
  • Anita Girdhari Partner Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP New York, NY
  • Judah Gluckman Senior Director for Commercial Strategy and Development, Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program Amtrak Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Judah Gluckman is an attorney with experience serving public and private sector clients across infrastructure sectors, with expertise in public-private partnerships (P3), real estate, and economic development, including policy and program development, procurement, and implementation phases.


    He joined WSP from the District of Columbia government, where he most recently served as Deputy Director and Counsel of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, an agency he helped create as principal drafter of its enabling legislation and grew from a staff of two to eight with a pipeline that includes a smart lighting network, joint development projects, and many other assets. Before standing up Office of Public-Private Partnerships, he was Deputy Director in the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs for Mayor Muriel Bowser, where he drafted regulations and implemented policies regarding a range of transportation, real estate, and other matters. Judah also served as the Mayor’s principal staffer when she served on the WMATA Board and sat on the jurisdictional coordinating committee (JCC).


    Prior to joining the government, he worked on telecommunications regulatory matters and appellate litigation for Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, and Todd, Evans and Figel. He served as a Metcalf Policy Fellow and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.


    When he is not serving clients on critical infrastructure projects, he teaches a graduate-level course on public-private partnerships at the American University School of Public Affairs and is President of the Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI).

  • Yukiko Kojima Partner Nossaman LLP Los Angeles, CA
  • Mark McLaughlin Senior Legal Counsel Cintra US Austin, TX

    Mark has over seven years of P3 transportation experience both at the developer level and the concession level. He spent three years at Cintra US working on business development and global developer services issues, focused on tolling. After working in project procurement for Cintra’s US headquarters, Mark represented the Developer in the NCDOT I-77 HOT Lanes Project during the construction and ramp-up phases. Mark helped navigate the project through sixteen change orders, eight amendments, and one lawsuit. While some construction work is still being performed, the project is open to the public and providing transportation choices for North Carolina motorists. With this milestone, Mark has recently returned to Cintra US in the business development space. Prior to working for Cintra, Mark represented corporate M&A and private equity clients.

  • Michael E. Pikiel Jr. Partner and Co-Chair of Energy and Infrastructure Winston & Strawn LLP New York, NY
  • Helen Pinkston-Pope Senior Transportation Counsel Georgia Department of Transportation Atlanta, GA
  • Katayoun C. Sadeghi Senior Vice President and National Practice Consultant HNTB Corporation New York, NY
  • Stephanie D. Wagner Partner Mayer Brown LLP Chicago, IL

Forum Director

  • Brenna Knought Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 216 3124

    Brenna joins Cambridge Forums with 20 years of experience in events, fundraising, and development. She has spent most of her career in the music industry, working for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, overseeing the planning of high-profile events like the JUNO awards. Most recently, she launched a successful national advocacy campaign for the live music sector resulting in significant relief funding from the federal government. Her early career involved raising funds and executing events for non-profit organizations and foundations, including the University of Toronto and the Ireland Fund of Canada.  Brenna looks forward to her role as Forum Director to blend her experience and passion for bringing people together and fostering meaningful connections.  She is a mother of two, a fitness enthusiast, and is best known for her sense of humour.

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