Benjamin B. Tymann

 

Ben speaks to business audiences regularly and has authored many published articles and legal works, particularly in the areas of corporate and regulatory compliance for government contractors as well as affordable housing litigation.

 

Publications

 

  • "The Seven Marks of Effective Government Contractor Compliance Programmes," Concrete Trends (Africa), February 2014

  • "Low-and Moderate-Income Housing: The Anti-Snob Zoning Act, Linkage, Inclusionary Zoning, and Incentive Zoning" (chapter in Massachusetts zoning hornbook), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 3rd through 6th editions

  • "Arbitration Tips," Concrete Construction magazine, March 2013

  • "Contract Pitfalls: Five Common Mistakes Contractors and Suppliers Should Avoid," Concrete Construction magazine, February 2013

  • "More Oversight Needed to Ensure Intended Contracts Go to Disadvantaged Firms," Federal Times, October 2012

  • "SJC to Consider Pivotal Dover Amendment Case," Mass. Lawyers Weekly, September 9, 2011 (co-author)

  • "The Big Dig: 7 Lessons Learned," Concrete International, February 2011

  • "Contractors Should Review Compliance Programs," Federal Times, January 2011

  • "Lessons for Contractors After GTSI Suspension," Law360, October 2010

  • "The Importance of Compliance Audits in Today’s Intensive Enforcement Environment and Whistleblower Culture," Corporate Compliance Insights, October 2010

  • "The Federal Acquisition Regulations’ Forthcoming ‘Integrity Reporting’ Disclosure Requirement Should Have Federal Contractors on Their Guard, but Not Running for the Hills," Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, Fall 2008

  • "Decision of Massachusetts Superior Court Underscores That Timely, Thorough and Independent Internal Investigations Are Essential to Corporate Well-Being," Massachusetts Bar Institute Section Review, 2007

  • "Prohibiting denial by delay: the Supreme Judicial Court protects subsidized housing from appeals by town officials," Mass. Bar Association Section Review, vol. V, n. 3 (2003)

 

  Client Advisories and Alerts

 

  • "African Nations Step Up Efforts to Identify and Undo Corruptly-Awarded Government Contracts," GT Alert, August 26, 2014

  • "Spotlight on Zambia’s Recent Efforts to Combat Corruption," GT Alert, August 20, 2014

  • "Sub-Saharan Africa's Performance in this Year's Corruption Perception Index," GT Alert, December 5, 2013 (co-author)

  • "DOT OIG Report: Weak and Splintered Management of DBE Program Leaves It 'Exposed to Billions of Dollars in Fraud, Waste and Abuse,'" GT Alert, May 21, 2013 (co-author)

  • "Alleged Fraud and Failing Oversight in Oregon Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Highlights Intensifying U.S. DOT Scrutiny of State and Municipal DBE Monitoring Efforts," GT Alert, September 27, 2012 

  • "What You Need to Know About the New SEC Rule Requiring Additional Reporting by Resource Extraction Issuers," GT Alert, August 29, 2012 (co-author)

  • "SEC Adopts Final Whistleblower Bounty Rules Under Dodd-Frank," Mintz Levin Advisory, September 5, 2011 (co-author)

  • "Chapter 40B Safe From Yet Another Attack, For Now," Mintz Levin Alert, September 14, 2011 (co-author)

  • "Massachusetts’ Highest Court Instructs Town Boards of Appeals Not to Invade the Province of State Subsidizing Agencies," Mintz Levin Alert, September 7, 2010 (co-author)

  • "Breaking New Ground in 'Dover Amendment' Law: Massachusetts Court Dismisses Neighbors' Appeal," Mintz Levin Advisory, April 21, 2009

  • "Supreme Judicial Court To Hear Seven Housing Cases in February," Mintz Levin Alert, January 30, 2008 (co-author)

  • "Supreme Judicial Court Decision Protects the New England Fund, as Well as Other Affordable Housing Subsidy Programs," Mintz Levin Alert, July 27, 2007 (co-author)

 

Presentations

 

  •  "Avoiding False Claims Act Liability and Other Federal Enforcement Pitfalls," American Concrete Institute Fall Convention, Washington, D.C., October 28, 2014

  • "Getting in Front of Emerging Industry Risks: Latest Developments in Regulations, Government Investigations, and Civil Litigation Affecting Concrete Contractors," American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Concrete Executive Leadership Forum, Santa Fe, NM, July 18, 2014

  • "Winning the Risk & Compliance Battle on Public Infrastructure Projects," African Construction Expo, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 27-28, 2014

  • "Rising Legal Risks in the Global Construction Industry and Designing an Effective Compliance Programme to Address Them," University of the Witwatersrand School of Construction Economics and Management, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2013

  • "Designing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs," Totally Concrete Expo, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013

  • "Navigating the Legal Obstacles on Your Road to Sustainability: Recent Developments in the Law," International Concrete Sustainability Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2013

  • "Recent Developments in Chapter 40B," Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, Boston, MA, April 2013

  • "Today’s Rising International Legal Risks and Designing a Compliance Program to Prevent Them," CBI Africa – Cement Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2013

  • "Five Common Pitfalls in Public and Private Contracts," National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association conference, Washington, D.C., September 2012

  • "DBE Fraud: What You Better Know," American Society of Concrete Contractors webinar, February 2012 Speaker, "The Big Dig: Seven Lessons Learned," American Concrete Institute convention, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2010

  • "Internal Investigations in the Face of Government Investigations – An Intersection Requiring Caution," Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, September 2008