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Thursday, April 20, 2023 
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice
Presented by: Catherine W. Anglin

  • Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk: complementary or conflicting duties?
  • Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
  • Exercising responsibilities to maintain safety and warn of unsafe conditions
  • Quality assurance/quality control best practices

Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers
Presented by: W. Paul Whitt, Esq. 

  • Understanding business insurance coverage: General liability vs. Professional Liability policies
  • Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
  • Understanding insurance policies
  • Indemnities
  • Insurance availability
  • Warranties, guarantees and certifications 
  • Recognizing and responding to claims 

The Nuts and Bolts of Contracts: What Are You Agreeing To?
Presented by: Alicia J. Teubert, Esq.

  • Do you have a contract? 
  • Important contract provisions to review 
    • Project specific provisions 
    • Liability shifting provisions 
    • Other important provisions 
  • Understanding the legalese  
  • Making changes to contracts 
  • What happens when things don’t go smoothly

    • Performance 
    • Breach 
    • Remedies and damages 

Recent Legislative and Case law Developments of Interest to Engineers
Presented by: Thomas B. Hall 

  • Legislative updates in Tennessee
  • Tennessee state court rulings
  • Federal district court rulings 
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal rulings

Cyber Security Issues for Engineers
Presented by: Justin Joy

  • Recent cybersecurity developments impacting business
  • Specific cyber considerations impacting the engineering and design industry
  • Anatomy of a data breach and the spectrum of possible responses
  • Update on cyber insurance
  • Lessons learned from recent cyber incidents 

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers
 Presented by: Scott W. Smilie 

  • Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
  • Securing ownership of your designs through patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
  • Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses, franchises and other technology agreements
  • Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
  • Resolving intellectual property disputes 


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers in Tennessee.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Catherine W. Anglin

Catherine W. Anglin is a civil litigation attorney who leverages her experience handling complex toxic tort cases with her prior career as an environmental consultant to serve clients in technically and legally complex matters. She focuses her practice on complex toxic tort and products liability litigation, environmental law, health & safety, and construction law.  She has experience in a full range of environmental law matters, including Brownfields projects, sinkholes, mold, and landfills. Similarly, she has experience related to the full suite of potential contaminants – from asbestos, PFAS, VOCs, SVOCs, metals and nitroaromatics to coal combustion residues (“CCRs”).

Catherine received her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech in 1996. 

Thomas B. Hall

Thomas B. Hall concentrates his practice on construction litigation and arbitration. He represents owners, prime contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and suppliers in various matters, including commercial and residential construction projects. With a keen understanding of Tennessee’s construction laws, Thomas helps his clients navigate the intricacies of compliance requirements as well as the prosecution and defense of construction defect and warranty claims, lien claims, delay and disruption claims, and a wide variety of other complex construction disputes.

After graduating cum laude from Sewanee with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Thomas attended The University of Alabama School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Laws in Taxation magna cum laude.

Before joining the firm, Thomas represented clients in complex construction litigation matters as an associate at Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC. During law school, he served as a Judicial Extern and Judicial Intern for The Honorable Jennifer H. Henderson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He was also a Judicial Intern for The Honorable L. Scott Coogler of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and was elected President of the School of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society. In his free time, Thomas enjoys being with his family, providing pro bono legal services and attending high school football games at his alma mater, Franklin High School.

Justin Joy

Lewis Thomason Special Counsel at Lewis Thomason

Justin Joy leads Lewis Thomason’s cybersecurity practice group and is the firm’s privacy officer.  He provides counsel to clients in a variety of industries in the area of information privacy and cybersecurity including incident investigation and breach response management, regulatory compliance, privacy and security policy review and drafting, and cyber risk management. He speaks frequently to various groups and organizations on the topic of information privacy and cybersecurity. 


Scott W. Smilie

Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

Scott W.  Smilie is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the firm. Mr. Smilie’s experience includes the prosecution, licensing, and litigation of patents, trademarks and copyrights.  As a member of the Patent Bar, he has prepared and prosecuted patents before the Patent and Trademark Office concerning diverse technologies including GPS-related systems, business methods, electrical connectors, coupler members for heavy-duty machinery, mechanical tools, and medical devices.  Mr. Smilie was admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1997, and he is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.

Alicia J. Teubert, Esq.

Transactional Attorney

Alicia J. Teubert, Esq. is a transactional attorney who has 12+ years of experience in business transactions, banking and finance, commercial real estate, construction, contracts, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit governance and secured transactions.  She is a member of the Business Law Section and Real Estate Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Ms. Teubert assists businesses and organizations across numerous industries in transactional matters including forming entities, drafting contracts, advising on governance and commercial matters, structuring and negotiating transactions, conducting closings, transferring interests, and dissolving entities.  She has extensive experience in commercial real estate including acquisition, development, construction, finance, title work, and sale having represented owners, developers, lenders, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors.  She has also represented both landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and modifications.

W. Paul Whitt Esq.

Shareholder at Lewis Thomason

W. Paul Whitt Esq., a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, as well as professional liability representation of accountants and lawyers. He also has significant experience in general civil litigation and in the representation of insurance carriers in first party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters.