Webinar Series

Best Practices in EPC Contracts for Power & Energy Projects Webinar Series

Learn all about EPC contracts for power and energy projects and the most impactful risks affecting public power.
May 16 - 30, 2019

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Series Description

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts are used to develop power and energy projects. They set forth the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of the parties, define the scope of work, allocate risk, and establish the financial obligations and entitlements of the parties. Understanding the concepts, provisions, and mechanisms that are regularly used in an EPC contract is critical to successfully developing a project from inception to commercial operation. 

This two-part series will provide an overview of the different structures and pricing models for EPC contracts for power and energy projects and the most impactful risks affecting public power. Learn best practices for drafting EPC contract provisions, common problem areas that result in claims and major disputes, and techniques for avoiding issues. Hear real-world examples of major claims and disputes involving power and energy projects and how they were resolved.

The series includes the following webinars—each held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Sign up for webinars individually or register for both at a discounted rate. You’ll also get access to recordings and slides for future reference.

Who Should Participate

  • Public power engineering and operations personnel
  • Project development and construction executives
  • Senior project managers
  • Owner representatives
  • Legal counsel
  • EPC contractors
  • Project lenders and project insurers


Judah Lifschitz, Esq. 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.

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Registration/Fee Information

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

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The 2-part series: $160 for Association members; $320 for nonmembers

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  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact our web services staff.

How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 10:30 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].