Greenberg Traurig’s Benjamin Tymann and Alais Griffin to Speak at African Construction Expo in Johannesburg

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Greenberg Traurig’s Benjamin Tymann and Alais Griffin to Speak at African Construction Expo in Johannesburg

Benjamin B. Tymann and Alais L. M. Griffin, Litigation Shareholders with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, will present at the African Construction Expo on May 26 - 28, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tymann is based in the firm’s Boston and Washington, D.C. offices and Griffin in its Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.

Tymann and Griffin will lead the session “Winning the Risk & Compliance Battle on Public Infrastructure Projects” at 2:30 p.m. on May 28, 2014. Attendees will learn:

  •     The compliance risks involved when doing a public construction project in Africa
  •     Common pitfalls for the construction contractor and how to avoid them
  •     How to manage an adequate balance between risk and return

Tymann focuses his practice on compliance and investigations, commercial litigation and land use disputes. He regularly works with clients who do business with the government, and has represented government contractors in multiple jurisdictions and across industries, including construction and construction materials, retail and manufacturing. His experience includes the design and implementation of comprehensive anti-corruption compliance programs for multinational companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, with a special emphasis on leading such compliance initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Griffin focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on compliance, regulatory and transportation matters. Her work for private and public sector clients includes assisting with the development and implementation of internal compliance initiatives for multinational companies subject to the FCPA and other bribery acts, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Griffin also brings extensive experience in transportation-related litigation, regulations and laws, as well as in regulatory development and other government processes. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she served as a political appointee in the United States Department of Transportation, first as Counselor to the General Counsel and subsequently as the Chief Counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,

According to its website, the African Construction Expo is a one-stop-shop for buyers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers working in Africa to showcase, experience and learn about the latest building and construction methods, products, tools and technologies. More than 5000 participants are expected at this year’s convention. For more information, visit

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit

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