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Leading Construction Lawyers Barbara Werther and Stephen Palley Join Ober|Kaler

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ober|Kaler announced today that Barbara G. Werther and Stephen D. Palley have joined the firm’s Construction Group in the Washington, D.C. office. A well-known and highly-regarded team, Werther and Palley are among the nation’s top construction lawyers.

Barbara G. Werther has over 30 years of experience in construction and government contracts law, representing contractors and owners in a wide range of disputes, both in the private sector and on public projects. Most recently, she was a partner with Howrey LLP. Ms. Werther is recognized as one of the country’s leading construction and government contracts lawyers in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USAand Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers. A frequent speaker on construction and government contracts law issues, she hosted the first Annual Women in Construction Conference in Washington, D.C. in 2006. Most recently she moderated a panel of top American women philanthropic entrepreneurs for “Where Do Women Stand,” sponsored by the Washington, D.C. business publication Bisnow. She is a member of the executive board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Barbara Werther is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 1978) and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1975) magna cum laude.

Stephen D. Palley specializes in insurance coverage litigation with a construction industry focus, as well as complex construction defect litigation. Along with others at Ober, his practice is limited to representation of policyholders. In addition to his litigation and trial practice Mr. Palley advises clients on the development and negotiation of insurance and risk transfer programs for large construction projects throughout the United States, including hospitals, airports, power plants and stadiums. He also joins the firm from Howrey LLP. A regular speaker and writer on construction and insurance-related topics, Mr. Palley is the lead editor of, and a contributing author to, a twelve-chapter book entitled “Construction Insurance,” to be published by the ABA Forum on Construction in April 2011.

Stephen Palley is a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D. 1998); The University of Delaware (M.A. 1991); and Tufts University (B.A. 1989) cum laude.

Ober|Kaler is a national law firm providing integrated regulatory, transactional, and litigation services to financial, health care, construction, and other business organizations. The firm has more than 125 attorneys, and offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Falls Church.

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Ober|Kaler
Gina Eliadis, 410-230-7051
gmeliadis@ober.com

Source: Ober|Kaler



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