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U.S. Infrastructure Law

February 5 - 7, 2023 New Orleans, Louisiana
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Overview

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.

2023 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 Chair

  • Sue R. Lee Senior Managing Director Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC Philadelphia, PA

    Sue Lee is a Senior Managing Director with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC. She provides financial and strategic advisory services related to infrastructure projects and project finance transactions. Her areas of focus include: advising public agencies on legislation and policies to enable and implement alternative project delivery methods (such public-private partnerships (PPPs)); financial analysis to develop project business plans; structuring procurements and developing related documentation; negotiations with bidders; and project management and implementation support.

     

    Prior to joining EYIA, Sue worked in the Banking and Project Finance practices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, where she advised US and international public agencies, multilateral agencies, lenders and other financing parties and equity sponsors in connection with a broad range of infrastructure, energy, mining, financing, restructuring, and corporate transactions. She was also with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US foreign aid agency focused on reducing global poverty through economic growth.

     

    Sue received her B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Committee Members

  • J. Samuel Gilmore Vice President & General Counsel Kiewit Corporation Omaha, NE
  • Adam M. Giuliano Partner Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP New York, NY
  • 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-Head 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
  • Joseph Seliga Partner Mayer Brown LLP Chicago, IL
  • Adam Sheets Alternative Project Delivery Group Lead Garver Columbus, OH

Forum Director

  • Brenna Knought 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.

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EXCEL. This is a different event, unlike any you've attended

Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for preeminent leaders in U.S. infrastructure law.

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Brenna Knought

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