Coronado, CA

Catherine Deter, a partner in WSHB's Orange County office, will share her wisdom in an important panel focused on design professionals at the upcoming Annual CLM Conference in San Diego. Entitled, "The Pitfalls and Best Practices for Design Professionals Emerging From the Pandemic," the panel will address the impact of the remote world and its implications on design professionals. Catherine will be joined by esteemed colleagues, Brad Hart from Beazley and Donna Hunt from Ironshore Insurance Company.

The panel will highlight the face of modern architecture and engineering practice as the world continues to emerge from the impact of the pandemic. With in-person interaction becoming almost obsolete during COVID, a huge pivot was necessary in the design industry where frequent in-person-client interaction and collaboration was the norm. This discussion will address best practices for architects, engineers, and other design professionals as they adapt to a post-pandemic world. Panelists will explore the current state of interpersonal relationships in the workplace, the new emphasis on green building and sustainability, and best practices in the new remote world.

Catherine Deter represents national and regional construction, engineering and architectural firms in complex litigation and business and employment practice issues and disputes in her practice. Specifically, Catherine excels in the representation of architects, engineers, and other design professionals because of her passionate drive to protect creative individuals and work to favorably resolve claims. She has also represented sone of the world's largest builders and developers. Additionally, Catherine is 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 valuable insight in evaluating claims to bring them to speedy resolution.

The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference is a colossal mix of interactive educational sessions and social networking events. Participants can select from more than 100 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. This year’s CLM Annual Conference is being held on September 21-23, 2022 in San Diego, California.

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