Engineering & Law 101

  • 08 Dec 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Burns Engineering Training Room, 6th Floor, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • 26


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6:00-6:15 - Brief Networking and Dinner

6:15-7:00 - Presentation

7:00-7:15 - Q&A Session

1 PDH credit will be offered upon successful completion of this continuing education session!

Talk abstract:

This seminar will provide engineers and other design professionals with an introductory overview of the legal infrastructure governing their profession.  This introduction to the law will provide a basic explanation of certain legal concepts, discuss pertinent statutes, regulations, and case law concerning the engineering profession and include commentary regarding risk management considerations.  Through this introduction, attendees will gain an understanding of how their profession and responsibilities as a licensed professional or employee of their company fits within society’s legal framework.  In addition, attendees will be better equipped to make informed risk management decisions, spot potential issues, and have the awareness to contact an attorney and/or their company’s executive committee if/when potential issues arise. 

Speaker Biography:

Michael J. Zettlemoyer Bio

Michael J. Zettlemoyer is an attorney at the law firm of Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle and Lombardo.  Mr. Zettlemoyer received his law degree from the Drexel University School of Law.  He earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 2005 and a Master of Civil Engineering degree in 2007 from the University of Delaware.  Before practicing as an attorney, he worked as a Structural Engineer, and has been involved in a variety of project management, structural analysis, and building design projects, as well as forensic engineering investigations.   Mr. Zettlemoyer’s practice draws on his engineering and legal education and experience, and focuses on the representation of design professionals and others involved in the construction industry.  Mr. Zettlemoyer also serves on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board.  He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Frederick M. Brehm Bio
Frederick M. Brehm is a shareholder at the law firm of Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle and Lombardo. Mr. Brehm received his law degree from Temple School of Law in 1996. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Technology from Temple University in 1986 and a Master of Management from Penn State University in 1992. Before he practiced as an attorney, Mr. Brehm worked as a civil engineer manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Serving as the resident engineer on complex highway and bridge construction projects. Mr. Brehm also served as an Assistant Construction Engineer at District 6-0 managing all new bridge and highway construction in Delaware County and parts of Philadelphia.

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