An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Preparing an Engineering Firm for a Successful Foreign Project

Beverly Tompkins, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, USA

Cultural and language barriers, trade restrictions, local regulations – these are just a few of the key issues in-house counsel for professional engineering firms should consider when their organizations pursue foreign projects. In this article I explore these topics, based on my experience as in-house counsel for a mid-sized engineering consulting firm that is located in the U.S. and increasingly expanding its international services.

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USA International Engineering December 2017 Vol.10, No. 41, Autumn 2017

Beverly Tompkins

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Beverly M. Tompkins is Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH).

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger SGH is a national engineering consulting firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures, building enclosures, and materials. SGH’s award-winning work encompasses building, energy, civil/infrastructure, and science/defense projects in the United States, Canada, and more than thirty additional countries. Beverly leads the firm’s Legal Department which services SGH’s multiple offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco/Oakland, Los Angeles/Orange County, and Washington, DC.

USA International Engineering December 2017 Vol.10, No. 41, Autumn 2017

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