Avoiding & Managing Claims

Designed for project development and construction executives, senior project managers, owner representatives, legal counsel, EPC contractors, project lenders, and project insurers.
May 17, 2019
2:00pm EST - 3:30pm EST

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Webinar Description

Power and energy projects involve highly complex systems and equipment, major costs and time demands, and new technologies, and therefore involve a significant risk of claims and disputes during construction. This webinar identifies key risks and obstacles to achieving the construction of a successful power and energy project, the competing legitimate self-interests of the contracting parties, the most consequential contract provisions relating to the parties’ competing goals, and strategies and tactics for avoiding, mitigating, and resolving claims.

Who Should Participate

This program is best designed for project development and construction executives, senior project managers, owner representatives, legal counsel, EPC contractors, project lenders, and project insurers.


Judah Lifschitz, Esq. / Principal and Co-President / Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

Judah Lifschitz is Principal and Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram and has extensive experience representing clients in the power and energy sector with regard to EPC contracts and construction of power plants. Mr. Lifschitz’s clients include utilities, merchant energy owners, and developers. Mr. Lifschitz’s experience includes winning one of the largest liquidated damages awards in the history of the construction industry relating to the late completion of a 1,080-megawatt combined cycle power plant in NY.

Mr. Lifschitz is an extraordinarily experienced trial attorney having tried cases to verdict in virtually every type of adjudicative forum – state and federal bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and Boards of Contract Appeals.He is regularly recognized as a Super Lawyer and a preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Lifschitz writes and lectures frequently on topics relating to construction law, EPC contracts, and power and energy.

Series Description

This two-part webinar series presents an overview of the most impactful risks affecting public power and energy construction projects. Explore the different structures and pricing models for EPC contracts for power and energy projects and how they allocate key risks among the project participants. Learn best practices for drafting EPC contract provisions that are most frequently at issue in claims and major disputes. Develop an understanding of the most common problem areas and claims in public power projects, how to anticipate them, and techniques for avoiding them. Hear “real world” examples of major claims and disputes involving power and energy projects and how they were resolved.

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Registration/Fee Information

This is the second of two webinars in the Managing Risks to Achieve “Successful” Power & Energy Projects series.

Individual webinar: $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers

The 2-part series: $170 for Association members; $400 for nonmembers

  • Register for the series (2 webinars) at a discounted rate.
  • Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.

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How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 8 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202-467-2965 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.


  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.


Contact Us
Have questions? Contact 202/467-2921 or [email protected].