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Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph B. Carini, III and Katie E. Gorrie, will attend the 2016 biennial conference for ALFA International’s Construction Practice Group. This seminar will take place July 27-29, 2016 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mr. Carini will moderate the panel “Undocumented Workers in the Workforce,” alongside two other panelists from across the country. This panel will discuss issues contractors face in screening and hiring employees, training and educating a bilingual work force in work place safety, and in managing injury claims by undocumented workers, whether yours or another contractor’s employees.

Ms. Gorrie is the Women’s Initiative liaison for ALFA International’s Construction Practice Group.  She will host a Women’s Initiative event for attendees during the conference, including construction clients from across the country.

Mr. Carini is co-chair of the Construction group, focusing on construction litigation, defending owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in litigation involving personal injury accidents and construction defect and design disputes. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Carini has defended clients in varied and numerous cases based on theories of general negligence, premises liability, product liability, design negligence and vehicular accidents. He also defends contractors and municipalities in litigation involving accidents arising out of highway construction, signage and signal maintenance.

Ms. Gorrie practices in the Construction group, and focuses on construction litigation. She defends owners, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation involving personal injury, property damage and construction defects.  She has defended construction professionals in a variety of actions including numerous wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. She is actively involved in the Women’s Initiative Group for ALFA, and is a member of several construction-related organizations in Illinois, including the National Association of Women in Construction.

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is the exclusive Chicago and northern Illinois member of ALFA International, a premier network of independent law firms.  Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks, with some 150 member firms around the world.  The 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas.  Its 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.

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