HENRY GOLDBERG, ERIK A.ORTMANN, GOLDBERG & CONNOLLY, SPEAKS ON COMPLYING WITH THE NEW DBE AND M/WBE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AT AGC EVENT

NEW YORK-June 1, 2011- Goldberg & Connolly Attorneys, Henry Goldberg and Erik A. Ortmann, spoke on Complying With The New DBE and M/WBE Program Requirements at the Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC) seminar on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The meeting took place from 8:00 a.m.‐10:00 a.m. at the Princeton Club at 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY.

Mr. Ortmann discussed certification and requirements, goals, good faith compliance and coordination and communication with agencies and authorities. He also discussed coordination and communication with owners regarding compliance and contract directives to utilize M/ WBE and DBE companies. Mr. Ortmann clarified the distinctions between NYC, NYS and federal guidelines. He presented the investigative process and possible defenses to take if a firm does not comply with M/WBE and DBE requirements.