May 19, 2022

What: AGP Webinar – Lessons Learned from the FIU Bridge Collapse
When: Friday, June 10, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Where: Contact Staff if you are a Diplomate for Teams Link
Who: Aaron J. Mann, Esq.
Why: Ethical Issues Encountered in Project, Investigations and Lawsuits, Impact to Project Team, Lessons Learned

Presenter: Aaron J. Mann, Esq

Brief Summary: On March 15, 2018, six people lost their lives after the partially constructed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami collapsed. This case study presented by Aaron J. Mann, Esq., explores the evolution of this project, including decisions made and discussions that took place in the crucial days and hours before the collapse. Rather than a purely technical discussion about the structural shortcomings of the bridge, this presentation focuses on the ethical issues encountered in the final days of the project, the investigations and lawsuits that followed, and the impact to the project team. It is our hope that we can all learn from this tragedy.

Presenter Bio: Aaron J. Mann, Esq has been practicing law for two decades with a focus on business disputes. Aaron regularly manages outside counsel acting on behalf of the company and works internally to troubleshoot project issues and avoid disputes before they escalate. Aaron is a member of GBA’s Legal Affairs Committee and is a past presenter at GBA events.

Prior to joining Terracon in early 2016, Aaron was a partner at Husch Blackwell, an AmLaw 100 law firm, where his practice focused on commercial and cross-border litigation. During his time with Husch Blackwell, Aaron spent four years working in the firm’s office in London, England. Aaron began his career serving as a judicial clerk for a U.S. District Judge in Kansas City, Missouri. Aaron earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2001.