Webinar November 10, 2021

Alston & Bird Annual Virtual Conference on Diversity & Inclusion in the Design and Construction Industry

Event Detail
Deborah Cazan, John D. Hanover, Angela Payne James, Kerri-Ann Griggs, Anna Saraie
November 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Alston & Bird’s Construction group presents our annual multisession program on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the design and construction industry.

Panel One - 12PM-1PM
Discussion with Construction & Design Industry Leaders

Panel Two - 1:15PM-2:15PM
Critical Issues Impacting Labor, Employment, and Immigration

Our speakers discussed:

  • D&I practices and policies employers should consider
  • Immigration law challenges and opportunities
  • Why it is critical to invest in a diverse workforce
  • How the construction industry differs from other industries in D&I efforts and experiences
  • D&I resources, training, and education opportunities 
  • Challenges facing construction companies implementing D&I programs
  • D&I considerations when hiring vendors, subs, and professionals



  • Earnest Deloach, Jr., Executive Diversity Leader & Vice President of Legal, Balfour Beatty
  • Taggart Hansen, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Internal Audit, Jacobs
  • Derek Lindenschmidt, Assistant General Counsel, PCL Construction
  • Lisa Mingoia, Corporate Counsel, Skanska USA Building

Hosted by Program Chairs:

  • Debbie Cazan, Partner, Construction & Government Contracts, Alston & Bird
  • John Hanover, Practice Group Leader, Construction & Government Contracts, Alston & Bird

Please contact Lindsey Fisher at lindsey.fisher@alston.com or 212.210.9445.

Meet the Speakers
Media Contacts
Alex Wolfe
Communications Director
Phone: 212.210.9442

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