Top Public Finance Professionals Storm Chicago for BAW 2016

More than 900 top public finance professionals gathered at the Fairmont Chicago on October 19-21 for the 41st Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop (BAW). Attendees spent two and a half days discussing the latest news and information affecting the public finance industry. Wednesday afternoon’s General Session kicked off the Workshop, featuring the Ethics Session: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Bond Counsel.  The panel, led by Gordon Knox, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., provided a practical overview of some areas where legal liability may arise for bond lawyers and offered strategies to alleviate these risks.  The General Session also included the induction of the 2016-17 NABL Board of Directors, and the NABL Awards Presentations, honoring John J. Cross III, Department of the Treasury, with the Bernard P. Friel Medal and Scott R. Lilienthal, Hogan Lovells US LLP,  with the Frederick O. Kiel Award.

In addition to the 29 panel sessions offered, attendees also had the chance to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues while listening to the sounds of "CONTRABANDA" one of Chicago's hottest Latin ensembles during Wednesday night’s “Havana Nights” Welcome Reception.

Attendees reacted very positively to their BAW experience this year.  “I thought this was among the best of the 30+ BAW’s that I've attended,” stated one attendee. “I found the BAW to be quite informative and useful. The various sessions I attended helped me focus on issues pertinent to my practice,” commented another BAW participant.

BAW Materials Available

You can download the 2016 BAW on-site Program Book here, access the web version of the 2016 BAW mobile app here, and view the final attendee list here.


42nd Bond Attorneys' Workshop, October 4-6, 2017 | Fairmont Chicago | Chicago, IL

The Chair for the 42nd Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop is is Kathleen Orlandi, Hawkins Delafield & Wood, New York, NY.  First Vice Chair is Rene Moore, Butler Snow LLP, Denver, CO, and Second Vice Chair is JoLinda L. Herring, Bryant Miller Olive P.A., Miami, FL.

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