Risk Transfer in Construction Claims: Insurance and Indemnity

Thursday, December 13 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Campus - SFH 155 - Classroom

Please join John Podesta '91 for a MCLE presentation on risk transfer in construction claims. Whether you are or represent a landowner, tenant, developer or contractor, you will encounter construction risks. This presentation is aimed at gaining an understanding how to manage risks on projects at the contracting stage using insurance and indemnity agreements, and understanding claims issues that may arise during or after construction. We will discuss the 2013 changes to the Civil Code on indemnity, Additional Insured Endorsements and Wrap Up insurance.

The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m. presentation, 6:30–7:30 p.m. reception
MCLE: 1 credit hour*
Cost: USF Faculty Staff and Students are free. $10 per person for everyone else.

*This activity has been approved for 1.0 Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit. The USF School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that this activity conforms to the standards prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California.


John Podesta '91 is a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker in their San Francisco office. In his 25 year legal career, he has engaged in national trial counsel, mediation and litigation management in state and federal courts throughout California and in Nevada, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. John focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, business litigation, land development and general civil litigation. His command of the business cycle, from drafting contracts and agreements to risk management and insurance advisory to construction and wrap-up matters, to insurance recovery and contribution matters, makes him uniquely situated for construction defect related insurance issues and “outside of the box” resolution strategies for policyholders and insurers.