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Presenter: Matt Dempsey and 6 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill
2175 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-663-5300

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers 
J. Horn, M. Dempsey

   Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
   Understanding contract “legalese”
      • Determining performance
      • What constitutes a breach of contract?
      • What are damages and remedies?
      • Liability-shifting contract provisions: warranties, guarantees and indemnities
   Making changes to contracts

Cyber Security Issues for Engineers 
M. Siegel

   Cyber security threats and business exposure to data breaches
   Anatomy of a data breach or cyber-attack and the spectrum of possible responses
   Coverage that is available under cyber Insurance policies
   Examples of actual cyber events, with lessons learned from those events

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: 
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
K. Gibbs

   Securing ownership of your designs through patents, trademarks, 
      copyrights, and trade secrets
   Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses, franchises, 
      and other technology agreements
   Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
   Resolving intellectual property disputes

Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct 
W. Testa, J. Dryer

   Complying with New Jersey rules of professional conduct for engineers
   Sealing of documents
   Standards for responsible charge of engineering work
   Unauthorized practice of engineering
   National Society of Professional Engineers’ Code of Ethics

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional  
Engineering Practice 
W. Testa, J. Dryer

   Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk: complementary or conflicting duties?
   Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
   Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures 
      in design and construction
   Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

Developments in Federal and New Jersey Environmental Law 
C. Dennen

   Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
      • Pollution prevention
      • Water quality enforcement
      • Stormwater permitting
      • Watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams
   Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA 
      and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

New Jersey Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPC Credits,
     Including 2.0 Ethics Credits

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 CPC credits, including 2.0 professional practice ethics credits to New Jersey professional engineers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Matt Dempsey

Attorney at Horn Williamson

Mr. Dempsey is a graduate engineer and associate in the Construction practice group. He works with a variety of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals. Mr. Dempsey received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Charles Dennen

Attorney at Archer & Greiner

Mr. Dennen is an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law Group. He has experience in all areas of toxic tort and environmental law, and he has been involved in all stages of litigation in complex multi-party matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Dennen concentrates his practice in pursuing and defending complex environmental matters, such as claims involving underground storage tanks, soil and groundwater contamination, diminution in value to property, economic and non-economic damages, cleanup and response costs, natural resource damages and physical and psychological injuries. He also has experience serving as plaintiff’s counsel in toxic tort matters. Mr. Dennen received his J.D. degree from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden, where he graduated cum laude.

Jonathan Dryer

Partner at Wilson Elser

Mr. Dryer is the regional managing partner of the Philadelphia office. He has tried numerous product liability, aviation, railroad, toxic tort, general liability, employment, professional indemnity and insurance coverage actions to verdict. Mr. Dryer’s range as a litigator also extends to cases involving recreational, industrial and pharmaceutical products, as well as premises liability claims and contractual disputes. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; in U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits; and in U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Dryer received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University. He has been included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2014.

Kevin Gibbs

Attorney at Cozen O’Connor

Mr. Gibbs is an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department. He focuses his practice on trademark, patent, and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and litigation; internet domain and social media infringement and cybersquatting issues; and intellectual property transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gibbs worked for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Medical Division. He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Philadelphia University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law.

Jennifer Horn

Managing Member at Horn Williamson

Ms. Horn is an accomplished attorney with comprehensive experience in client representation and litigation. She built her practice representing owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in matters arising from public and private projects. Ms. Horn regularly analyzes construction contracts to evaluate clients’ exposure and to ensure adequate insurance and dispute resolution provisions and procurement and escalation clauses. She has extensive experience representing clients with claims for delay, inefficiency, disruption, and out-of-sequence work. She frequently evaluates situations as they are developing, assisting clients with change order analysis, documenting delays, default, termination, and other typical issues that may result in a claim.

Matthew Siegel

Member Attorney at Cozen O’Connor

Mr. Siegel focuses his practice in the areas of cyber and technology risks, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage. He also co-chairs the firm’s Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Industry Team and is a member of the Technology Committee. Mr. Siegel has represented a wide variety of clients, including insurers, contractors, product manufacturers, and individuals, and he concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters, including prosecuting and defending first and third party insurance coverage claims, construction claims, and commercial disputes. Mr. Siegel received his J.D. degree from Temple University.

Wendy Testa

Partner at Wilson Elser

Ms. Testa focuses her legal practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation as well as risk management services in the areas of professional liability, construction/construction defect, general liability, product liability, contract drafting/negotiation, contract dispute resolution, and employment practices. She has also litigated matters alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and has advised clients on best practices in this area of the law. Ms. Testa is experienced in the defense of architects, engineers and surveyors and is a member of the firm’s design professional practice. She performs contract review and drafting services for design professionals and engages in contract negotiations on behalf of these clients. Ms. Testa received her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.