PLDO Attorney Bruce H. Tobey is a Featured Speaker at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Worldwide “Pipelines 2019 Conference”

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Of Counsel Bruce H. Tobey, a leading authority on water law and utility infrastructure technologies, is a featured speaker at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE), Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute’s (UESI) Pipelines 2019 Conference in Nashville, TN from July 21, 2019 through July 24, 2019. Attorney Tobey’s seminar panel will address the “Life Cycle Cost Analysis For Decision Making In Collection System Rehabilitation” on Thursday, July 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“It is important that water and wastewater utility owners and the engineers who advise them understand their legal obligation to be guided by the results of a life cycle cost analysis when choosing technologies for use in projects funded by State Revolving Loan Funds,” said Attorney Tobey. “Using a real-world analysis drawn from the cured-in-place-plastics trenchless rehab sector, our presentation will illustrate how to conduct such an analysis and why it makes a difference to do so.”

The worldwide event, entitled “Pipeline Engineering – Concepts in Harmony” will bring together leading industry experts and innovators from engineers to surveyors to manufacturers, project managers and other professionals to share insight, knowledge and opportunities in all types of pipeline systems including water, wastewater, storm drainage and gas and oil. For further information, visit

Attorney Tobey is a nationally recognized water law legal advisor, representing governments including municipalities, counties, public authorities and federal agencies, as well as private companies on environmental policy, programs, and financial and regulatory matters with a specialty in water and wastewater infrastructure, public-private partnerships (P3), and other business development opportunities for sustainable communities. With more than 30 years of both public and private sector experience, Attorney Tobey is a frequent guest speaker at national trade association events, published author, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s P3 Panel.

Attorney Tobey is the former Mayor of Gloucester, MA and served as a senior attorney at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He previously held numerous other prominent leadership positions including President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Commission, and he served on the state’s Federal Stimulus Task Force.

To contact Attorney Tobey, please call 978-968-8100 or email . For information about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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