At the upcoming 2021 Construction Litigation and Management (CLM) Conference in San Diego, CA, WSHB partner Catherine Deter will present "Poking the Bear: Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Construction" on September 23rd at 10:45 a.m. In this socially timely and relevant conversation, the panel will discuss social media and how the various platforms have changed the way people talk to one another. Important conversations now often take place through shared stories and posts loaded up with hashtags. Although this has brought awareness to many issues that were previously overlooked, hashtag culture is not without its downside. In this discussion, the presenters will delve into how to get in front of important issues and be the champion for change rather than the expert of the hashtag. Ms. Deter will be joined by fellow thought leaders in this area: Rose Hall of AXA XL, Terence Kadlec of Envista Forensics and Tanya Kalby of Engle Martin & Associates.
A partner in WSHB’s Orange County, CA office, Catherine represents national and regional construction, engineering and architectural firms in complex litigation and business and employment practice issues and disputes. Specifically, Catherine excels in the representation of architects, engineers, and other design professionals because of her passionate drive to protect creative individuals and work quickly to favorably resolve claims. She has also represented some of the country’s largest builders and developers. Catherine is also well-versed in other areas of construction litigation, pre-claim assistance and risk management, and has also represented general contractors, and numerous construction sub-trades. Her unique practice representing a variety of professionals in the construction industry provides her with valuable insight in evaluating claims to bring them to speedy resolution.