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Oversight, Infrastructure, and Federalism: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Effectiveness of U.S. Infrastructure Investments

March 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Symposium co-sponsored by the Wayne Law Review and the Levin Center at Wayne Law

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 is poised to send billions of taxpayer dollars from the nation’s capital through the states to local communities to improve our roads, bridges, dams, broadband networks, electric vehicle charging stations, mass transit systems, and more.  To ensure the success of these historic infrastructure investments, action must be taken to prevent waste, fraud and abuse, and ensure the law lives up to its promise.  On March 25, 2022, the Levin Center and Wayne State University Law Review will present a one-day online symposium focused on meeting our infrastructure investment challenges and opportunities.  Join us in hearing from a diverse group of experts, including academics, oversight practitioners, and affected communities, on steps that can be taken to safeguard our infrastructure investments.


Welcoming Comments: U.S. Senator Gary Peters (pre-recorded video)

10.00 a.m. EST


Panel One:  Establishing Mechanisms for Oversight of Infrastructure

Time: 10.15 a.m. EST


  • Larry Goldenhersh, President, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Shruti Shah, President & CEO, Coalition for Integrity
  • Alexander Beckmann, Senior Policy Advisor on Transportation and Infrastructure Issues, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL)


Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America


Panel Two: Exercising Oversight of Infrastructure Performance

Time: 2.00 p.m. EST


  • Andy Doctoroff, Principal, Andrew S. Doctoroff Consulting & Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School
  • Joe Colaianne, General Counsel, Four Lakes Task Force
  • Elizabeth (Biza) Repko, Director for Physical Infrastructure, GAO
  • John Sylvia, Director Performance Evaluation & Research Division, West Virginia State Legislature


Portia Bamiduro, Technical Adviser to Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Amazon


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March 25, 2022
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Levin Center at Wayne Law
Wayne Law Review