We can all agree that the year 2020 has been incredibly polarizing.  Never have the authors of this blog fought with family members over politics, what to do or not do during the COVID-19 outbreak, and who should or should not be invited to Christmas Eve dinner more than we have this year.  However, one thing that all Public Finance professionals can agree on is that this country’s infrastructure plan is vital to our industry.

A lot of our industry is curious about what Joe Biden’s infrastructure “Build Back Better” plan will include.  He plans to launch “a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future.”

In partnership with the Association of Public Finance Professionals (APFP) of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, Squire Patton Boggs is hosting a virtual event on December 16, 2020 at 4 pm eastern. The event will feature insights from our colleagues, former Congressman and former Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Bill Shuster (R-PA), and former Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater.  Some of the questions to be addressed include:

  • How would the Biden Administration overcome the challenges that have stalled infrastructure development for the last four years under the shadows of a global health crisis?
  • How would the need for funding to develop infrastructure be balanced against the fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery?
  • What role does infrastructure development play in economic recovery during and post-COVID-19?
  • What could be some of the most attainable goals for the Biden Administration working with a divided Congress?

Squire Patton Boggs partner Alethia Nancoo  will provide opening remarks, and our partner (and incoming Public and Infrastructure Finance Practice Group Leader) Bob Labes will moderate the discussion. Craig Robinson, the President of APFP, will provide the concluding remarks.

We hope to see you there!  Click here to register for the event!