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LEEDing Ladies: Conversations on Construction. Episode 1: Designer’s Risk(y Business)

February 28, 2020

Hunt Ortmann attorneys Kathlynn Smith and Jennifer Tung will present a complimentary webinar presentation LEEDing Ladies: Conversations on Construction. Episode 1: Designer’s Risk(y Business). This is the first of a 4-part webinar series with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles.

LEEDing Ladies:  Conversations on Construction.  Episode 1:  Designer’s Risk(y Business)

Presented by Kathlynn Smith and Jennifer Tung

Thursday, 03/05/2020


Contracts don’t have to be scary – in fact, they can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal.

Come join Hunt Ortmann and USGBC-LA on March 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. to learn about some of the key provisions and concepts designers should be aware of. During this webinar, we’ll be discussing:

  • Different standards of care and what they mean for the design team;
  • Responsibility for when sustainability goals aren’t achieved; and
  • What happens when new materials or equipment don’t perform as expected.

Don’t let your next contract turn into the stuff of nightmares.

Join us and we’ll help you shine a light on that monster under the bed!


Kathlynn Smith is a shareholder with Hunt Ortmann with extensive experience representing the construction industry in complex construction litigation and transactional matters. For over 10 years, Ms. Smith’s practice has been devoted to representing owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private works of improvement in a wide variety of matters from project inception through trial. In particular, Ms. Smith has successfully represented her clients in the litigation and arbitration of claims involving scope of work disputes, delay and disruption, mechanic’s liens and stop notices, payment and performance bonds, bid protests, and construction defects. In addition, Ms. Smith is experienced in drafting and reviewing construction contracts, contract administration, and drafting procurement documents. Ms. Smith has successfully resolved complex construction disputes involving multi-million dollar claims as well as assisted her clients procure or negotiate contracts for large complex public and private works of improvement.

Ms. Smith is a frequent presenter and author on various topics related to or that impact the construction industry. Ms. Smith also is the co-author of the “Smart Girls’ Guide To Construction Law” and architect of the “Smart Girls’” initiative directed at women-owned and/or operated companies in the construction industry.

Jennifer Tung is an associate attorney with Hunt Ortmann. She focuses her practice on a broad array of matters, including breach of contract claims and construction litigation. Ms. Tung has represented a diverse client base, including both owners and contractors.  A native Angeleno, Ms. Tung speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. She is a tae kwon do black belt. Prior to law school, Ms. Tung worked as a professional political organizer and fundraiser.

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