SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethics and Compliance Officer/Counsel Lorraine D'Angelo received the 2012 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award for Corporate Compliance Professional / Private Company. The NJBIZ General Counsel Awards, sponsored by Real Estate Strategies Corporation and General Counsel Studio, brings recognition to New Jersey-area General Counsels and Compliance Professionals as "dynamic forward-looking executives, along with the companies for which they work."
"The most progressive General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers have excelled far beyond the role of the legal manager, the one who merely reads contracts and defends the company from lawsuits," said Andrew Zezas, CEO for Real Estate Strategies Corporation and host of the event, which attracted over 500 attendees.
D'Angelo was responsible for creating and implementing a "best practices" successful ethics and compliance program which reflects the company's commitment to integrate ethics and compliance into all aspects of its business plans and go beyond the minimum requirement of compliance with the law and regulations governing the construction industry. She believes that the key to a successful ethics and compliance program is the creation of a culture of compliance supported from the top down that addresses the many regulatory issues particularly related to construction, such as disadvantaged and minority- and woman-owned business requirements, prevailing wage, prompt payment, and due diligence in executing certifications. D'Angelo has strived to make working with disadvantaged and women- and minority-owned businesses in government contracts a top priority. She has received praise from the state government for the policies and procedures like those in place at Schiavone.
D'Angelo has been an advocate for promoting compliance in the construction industry in her capacity at Schiavone, as well as overseeing Ethics & Compliance for three affiliated companies of Dragados S.A. The program has evolved since Schiavone joined in 2008 and will continue to do so under D'Angelo's leadership.
L-R: Andrew Zezas (CEO, Real Estate Strategies Corporation, Host), Lorraine D'Angelo (award recipient), Larry Samilow (National Sales Director, Update Discovery), Christopher M. Santomassimo, Esq. (Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP) and Patrick C. Dunican, Jr. (Chairman and Managing Director, Gibbons P.C.)
Schiavone Construction Co. LLC, based in Secaucus, N.J., has been a Northeast contractor for large construction projects since 1956. Schiavone has won major bids for tunnels, mass transit and subways, bridges and highways, deep foundations, marine work and water treatment plants. In December 2007, Schiavone (formerly Schiavone Construction Co.) was acquired by Dragados Inversiones USA, S.L. -- a subsidiary of Dragados S. A., the construction arm of ACS Group of Madrid, Spain. For more info, visit www.schiavoneconstruction.com or contact Christine Nelson at (973) 820-1503 / email: [email protected].
Contact: Christine Nelson
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SOURCE Schiavone Construction Co. LLC