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Public-Private Partnerships: New Authority and New Rules for Construction and Infrastructure Projects

Presented by Sheppard Mullin and Heffernan Insurance, April 2009

Regular/Walk In: $50
Early Bird (if you registered before May 15th): $35 

The recently enacted Senate Bill 4, part of the California Budget Legislation provides greatly expanded authority for public-private partnership ("PPP") projects by state and local government agencies.  In addition, the Federal Stimulus Bill provides additional sources of funding for such projects.  The use of the PPP structure is expected to accelerate dramatically in coming years for both infrastructure and general construction projects.  The new state rules and regulations present opportunities and challenges for public agencies, developers and contractors alike in structuring and performing PPP projects.  Join our panel to learn more about the process, and the special risks and rewards of getting involved in PPP projects.


8:00 – 8:30 am      Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am    Presentations & Discussion

  • Expanded PPP Authority:  Senate Bill 4 - The California Budget Legislation
  • Infrastructure Projects:  The Concession Model – Deal Structure and Key Issues
  • Building Projects:  The Lease – Lease-back Model – Deal Structure and Key Issues
  • Insurance and Bonding Strategies
  • Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the "Federal Stimulus Bill")


  • Edward B. Lozowicki, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Brian Murphy, Vice-President, Construction Practice, Heffernan Insurance Brokers
  • Joan H. Story, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Sarah M. Vallette, Vice President, Wrap Up Insurance Solutions

Who should attend:  Public agencies, developers, contractors, and anyone interested in knowing more about the P3 bidding process

Questions?  Please contact Nena Castro, (415) 774-3252,

This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 2 hours of MCLE credit. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


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