Chris Whitney Testifies Before Special RI Commission Studying Apprenticeship Requirements on Public Works Projects

In what has become a hotly debated issue, firm partner Christopher C. Whitney testified before a special Rhode Island legislative commission set up to study the requirements and feasibility of implementing apprenticeship prerequisites for public works contracts in the state.

Chris has an established reputation as one of New England’s leading construction attorneys, and has long been involved in some of the most important issues affection the industry.

He is on the Board of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Rhode Island, a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and was the lead attorney on behalf of a trade association of non-union (merit shop) contractors in Merit Construction Alliance v. Quincy, a First Circuit win that affirmed the challenge to local ordinance restricting competition on city projects.