Document Retention is Legal Exposure Prevention

Effective document retention can help protect you from exposure to property damage and bodily injury claims. This webinar replay highlights the importance of developing and maintaining document retention policies and the legal implications of failing to do so. This session is the last in a three-part series focused on important aspects of construction contracts and law.

Participants in this webinar replay will:

  • Identify the costs and benefits of a structured document retention policy
  • Examine the legal implications of failing to follow a document retention policy and how not having one can greatly expand your legal exposure
  • Discuss the practical considerations for maintaining typical documents in a project file


  • Patricia Forman, Associate General Counsel, Perkins+Will
  • Raina L. Richter, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

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Raina Richter

Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Raina Richter is Of Counsel in the Construction Practice and Government Contracts Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Raina focuses her practice on the construction industry including litigating contract disputes, delay/disruption claims, professional liability, and fee claims. Raina is a member of DRI and is on the Construction Law steering committee as liaison to the Women in the Law group. DRI is a national organization of more than 20,000 defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel located in Chicago, Illinois.

Patricia Forman

Associate General Counsel, Perkins+Will, Inc.

Patricia Forman is Associate General Counsel for Perkins+Will, Inc., an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. P+W employs over 2,500 professionals and provides worldwide services in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture, and includes partners Portland, Nelson\Nygaard, Genesis Planning, and Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). Prior to her move to in-house counsel in 2013, Patricia spent years representing construction contractors and developers in state and federal court. Patricia also worked on the team which won a landmark trade secret case in California related to confidential customer lists, in the published appellate case Wanke Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Inc. v. Keck, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 1050




Webinar Replay
Recorded 01/30/2019
Recorded 01/30/2019
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