James Kwartnik, a member in Cozen O’Connor’s construction law group, is set to speak at the presentation “Are You Covered? New Strategies for Insuring Construction and Development Projects.”

It is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at The Union League of Philadelphia.

Kwartnik will be joined by fellow speakers Phil Glick, senior vice president at Conner Strong & Buckelew, and Eric Schiela, managing principal and chief operating officer of Rubenstein Partners, as well as moderator Ed Opall, partner at EisnerAmper.

A critical factor in any construction or development project is adequately planning for risks along the path to completion. The educational session focuses on current best practices for insuring such projects.

Kwartnik has experience in numerous sectors of the construction industry, having worked on projects involving infrastructure construction, renovation and expansion, power plants, industrial facilities, hotels, and other commercial vertical construction.

Elected and Appointed

Attorney Jack Larkin, a partner at Gawthrop Greenwood, was named to the board of directors of United Way of Chester County.

United Way of Chester County is a member of the United Way Worldwide network. Its mission is to unite people and mobilize resources to build better lives and stronger communities.

Larkin leads Gawthrop Greenwood’s litigation department, where he focuses his practice on municipal and corporate litigation and regularly shepherds cases through successful mediation.

His experience navigating both the public and private sectors gives him an understanding of how to unite people from varying backgrounds for the betterment of the community.


Ballard Spahr is set to host a webinar on “Key Takeaways From the CFPB’s Summer 2018 Supervisory Highlights.”

Ballard Spahr attorneys John Culhane, Reid Herlihy and Chris Willis will discuss the significant substantive takeaways from the latest Supervisory Highlights, likely areas of focus in future examinations, and recommendations for addressing the regulatory concerns raised in the report.

It is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 10.

Alan S. Kaplinsky, co-practice leader of the firm’s consumer financial services group, is set to be the moderator.

The program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. For more information, contact Daniel Martin at martind@ballardspahr.com.


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