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2011 Hospitality Law Conference by HospitalityLawyer.com :: Brochure

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From alcohol and food liability to labor and employment, the latest trends and issues in hospitality law are up for exploration at the 2011 Hospitality Law Conference, February 9-11, 2011.

Attendees get current on pressing concerns in the hospitality industry including franchising, legislation, premises liability, and changes in employment and management contracts.

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

The Pre-Conference Workshop will discusses subjects pertinent to hospitality real estate and to hotel and restaurant in-house counsel. Presentations will range from hotel development to PCI compliance.

This year’s conference provides break-out sessions in four different topic areas including Food & Beverage, Human Resources & Labor Relations, Lodging, and Loss Prevention and Risk Management.

For a complete agenda, please click here.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is designed for in-house counsel, attorneys practicing in the hospitality industry, risk managers, security and loss prevention personnel, CFOs, comptrollers, accountants, IT professionals, franchise service directors, and hospitality law faculty and students.

Conference Giveaways

Attend the Wine Tasting & Product Showcase on Thursday, February 10 and be eligible to win a $1000.00 American Express gift card. The Wine Tasting offers great wine and great opportunities to learn about the latest compliance solutions and possibly win $1000. The recipient must be present to win.

Make plans to stay until the end of the conference to be eligible to win a $500.00 American Express gift card. The winner’s name will be drawn during Stephen Barth’s Closing Remarks on Friday, February 11. The recipient must be present to win.

Can't Make It To the Conference?

To purchase conference materials (Conference Summary Notebook and USB Drive with papers and PowerPoints) for $199.00, please contact Claudia Aslin.

Earn Continuing Education Credits - MCLE & HRCI
MCLE accreditation for up to 18.0 hours (including 1 hour of ethics) is available. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE”. Please call (713) 963-8800 (713) 963-8800 for questions pertaining to the number of credit hours granted by each state two to three weeks prior to the program.

We will apply for (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.

If you need a Certificate of Attendance, please request one at conference check-in.

Sponsors
HospitalityLawyer.com's 2011 conference is presented in coordination with the General Counsel Committee of the AH&LA, the International Bar Association, Trigild, and the Loss Prevention Management Institute.

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  • 1. Earn up to 18.0 Hours of CLE + 4.0 HrCI CrEdIts
  • 2. Greetings from the President & Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2011 Hospitality Law Conference, held in Houston, texas from Wednesday, february 9 through friday, february 11, 2011. this year, to enable us to provide even greater depth to the presentations and conversations, we are expanding the pre-Conference Workshops to a full day on february 9. the pre-Conference Workshops are designed specifically for Hotel & restaurant In-House Counsel; Hospitality real Estate transactions; and Information protection and privacy, including payment Card Industry data security standards. the Hospitality Law Conference begins on february 10, with ex- citing sessions delivered by industry thought leaders, built to bring you up to speed and anticipate future issues to assist you in your performance. We look forward to seeing you there. VEry bEst rEgards, stEpHEn bartH about tHE ConfErEnCE Champion sponsors from alcohol and food liability to labor and employment, and from the bp oil spill to spas, the latest trends and issues in hospitality law, safety, and security are up for exploration at the 2011 Hospitality Law Conference, february 9-11. new to the pre-Conference Workshop are “boot camp” ses- sions in the real Estate Workshop, dedicated to attorneys and executives in the development area to fully integrate the economic, financial and legal aspects of the deal. Ex- plore the financial and the legal implications of pro forma statements, hotel agreements, and more. also new to the 2011 conference are sessions dedicated specifically to hotel partner sponsors in-house counsel and to restaurant in-house counsel. back by popular demand, the “Hospitality Case review” pre- sentation will explore the impact the top 100 cases from 2010 will have on our industry. this Hospitality Law Conference provides break-out ses- sions in four different topic areas, including food & bever- age, Lodging, Human resources & Labor relations, and Loss prevention and risk Management. attend the Wine tasting & product showcase and be eligible to win a $1000.00 american Express gift card. the Wine tast- ing offers great wine and great opportunities to learn about Media sponsors the latest compliance solutions. the recipient must be pres- ent to win. Make plans to stay until the end of the conference to be eli- gible to win a $500.00 american Express gift card. the win- ner’s name will be drawn during stephen barth’s Closing re- marks on friday, february 11. the recipient must be present to win. the conference is presented in coordination with the gen- eral Counsel Committee of the aH&La, the International bar association, and the Loss prevention Management Institute. don’t miss the only conference bringing hospitality risk, legal, and loss prevention professionals together.
  • 3. sCHEduLE at-a-gLanCE pre-Conference Workshop WEdnEsday, fEbruary 9, 2011 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Meet and Mingle Continental breakfast 8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent breakout sessions 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Catered break 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception Hospitality Law Conference tHursday, fEbruary 10, 2011 7:15 a.m. registration opens 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome stephen barth, HospitalityLawyer.com 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. tbd 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. tbd 10:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Catered break 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Catered break 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. tbd 5:15 p.m.- 6:15 p.m. tbd 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wine tasting reception & drawing for $1000 american Express gift Card Sponsored by Haynes & Boone, LLP frIday, fEbruary 11, 2011 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. food & beverage Litigation survey Elizabeth deConti, Gray Robinson 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Hospitality Case review diana barber, Georgia State University Karen Morris, Monroe Community College 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Catered break 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. tbd 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. you Can’t take It back: Is your Company prepared for Employees using social Media? fran griesing, Griesing Law 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Closing remarks & drawing for $500 american Express gift Card stephen barth, Attorney, Professor, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com 12:45 p.m. adjourn 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Hospitality Industry bar association Luncheon & Meeting (Members only)
  • 4. Pre-Conference Workshop WEdnEsday, fEbruary 9, 2011 Information protection and privacy, including payment Card Industry data security stan- dards, Workshop Hosted by: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. tbd 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. tbd 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. tbd 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. tbd 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Catered Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. tbd 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. tbd 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception Hospitality real Estate transactions Workshop Hosted by: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. tbd 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. tbd 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. tbd 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. tbd 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Catered Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. tbd 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. tbd 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception Hotel & restaurant In-House Counsel Workshop Hosted by: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. the Evolution of a union Campaign stephen roppolo, Fisher & Phillips 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. tbd 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. In-house counsel break to separate restaurant and hotel in-house counsel workshops 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. In-House Counsel best practices & Common Issues stephen barth, Attorney, Professor, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com Hotel In-House Counsel Workshop Hosted by: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. tbd 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. tbd 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Catered Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. tbd restaurant In-House Counsel Workshop Hosted by: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. tbd 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. tbd 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Catered Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. tbd Reconvene
  • 5. Hospitality Law Conference Breakouts tHursday, fEbruary 10, 2011 food & beverage breakout Hosted by: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. tbd 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. ripped from the Headlines: avoiding Liability and negative publicity by taking Les- sons from actual news stories Elizabeth deConti, Gray Robinson david denney, Law Offices of David Denney Christian stegmaier, Collins & Lacy 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. no two twinkies are alike -- understanding the reasonable basis requirement of fed- eral Menu Labeling trent norris, Arnold & Porter 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. tbd Lodging and fundamentals of Hospitality Law breakout Hosted by: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. tbd 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. tbd 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. tbd 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. the stressful side of spas: spa Claims, operational Considerations, Compliance dana Kravetz, Michelman & Robinson david samuels, Michelman & Robinson
  • 6. Hospitality Law Conference Breakouts (continued) tHursday, fEbruary 10, 2011 Human resources and Labor relations breakout Hosted by: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. tbd 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. tbd 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. tbd 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. free agents: benefits & perils of seasonal & Contingent Labor steven gutierrez, Holland and Hart Mark Wiletsky, Holland and Hart Loss prevention and risk Management breakout Hosted by: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. tbd 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Managing risk in pools, spas, and Workout facilities Maria bella, Robson Forensic 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. tbd 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Large or Complex property Claims resolution Wes brandt, Arthur J. Gallagher 2009 Hospitality Law Conference Wine Tasting
  • 7. Registration, Travel, and Continuing Education Registration Fees Conference & Exhibitions Pre-Conference Workshop (February 9, 2011) Omni Houston Hotel Includes Pre-Conference Workshop notebook complete with Four Riverway Workshop presentations, Luncheon, Catered Break, & cock- (713) 871-8181 tail reception. Conference and exhibitions will be held in the Omni Houston • Association/Educator: $299 Hotel. • Early Registration (by January 10, 2011): $399 • Regular Registration (after January 10, 2011): $499 Hotel Accommodations & Travel Hospitality Law Conference (February 10-11, 2011) Omni Houston Hotel Includes Hospitality Law Conference notebook complete with Four Riverway Conference presentations, Continental Breakfasts, Catered For reservations, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI. Breaks, Awards Luncheon, & Wine Tasting. • Association/Educator: $499 The Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious • Early Registration (by January 10, 2011): $599 Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all • Regular Registration (after January 10, 2011): $699 of the excitement that Houston, Texas has to offer. The Omni Hotel is just 10 minutes by car from the central business dis- Comprehensive Package (February 9-11, 2011) trict and 30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Air- Includes Pre-Conference Workshop plus Hospitality Law Con- port or 25 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport. ference and notebooks complete with presentations, Conti- nental Breakfast, Catered Breaks, Awards Luncheon, Cocktail Daily Room Rate: $185 single / $185 double occupancy Reception, & Wine Tasting. Cutoff Date: Monday, January 24, 2011 • Association/Educator: $699 • Early Registration (by January 11, 2010): $799 The hotel will release all unused rooms on the CUTOFF DATE • Regular Registration (after January 11, 2010): $999 set out above. You must make your reservations before this date in order to get the conference rate. When contact- Continuing Education ing the hotel for reservations, please identify yourself as a participant with the Hospitality Law Conference in order MCLE & HRCI to obtain a room from the reserved block. Please do not MCLE accreditation for up to 18.0 hours (including 1 hour of ethics) is available. Please visit www.hospitalitylawyer.com/ send payment for accommodations to HospitalityLawyer.com Announcements/HLC2011_CLE.html for more information. Air Travel Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE”. Please call (713) A discounted and/or zoned fare for air travel has been ar- 963-8800 for questions pertaining to the number of credit hours ranged through Continental Airlines. Continental Airlines of- granted by each state two to three weeks prior to the program. fers discounts off published fares of 2% to 10% or Zone fares. Call your travel professional or Continental Meeting- We have applied for recertification credit hours toward Works at 800-468-7022 for reservations. Refer to Z Code PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certi- ZJFS and Agreement Code: 686699. Or, save an additional fication Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci. 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.continen- org. tal.com. Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZJFS686699 in the Offer Code box. If you need a Certificate of Attendance, please request one at conference check-in. Ground Transportation Town Car Service Elite Limousine and Town Car 281-955-5450 Taxi From Bush Intercontinental Airport: $45 From Hobby Airport: $22
  • 8. registration form Register online at http://www.regonline.com/2011HospitalityLawConference Earn CLE & HRCI Credit 1. Contact Information (please print) Name: Nickname for Nametag: Firm/Company Name: Title: Address: City, State and Zip Email: Phone: Fax: p Check here if you have any special needs (including food allergies) so we May we disclose your contact information in the attendee list (name, company, may arrange to accommodate you or call us at (713) 963-8800. title, address, phone, and email only) p Yes, with email address p Yes, without email address p No 2. Registration To qualify for Association rates, you must enter the association name & member number. To qualify for Educator rates, you must be a student or educator at an educational institution. Pre-Conference Workshop Hospitality Law Conference Comprehensive Package Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 Thursday, Feb. 10 - Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 Pre-Conference Workshop plus Hospitality Law Conference Association/Educator Association/Educator Association/Educator $299 $499 $699 Early Registration (By 1/10/2011) Early Registration (By 1/10/2011) Early Registration (By 1/10/2011) $399 $599 $799 Regular Registration (After 1/10/2011) Regular Registration (After 1/10/2011) Regular Registration (After 1/10/2011) $499 $699 $999 Pre-Conference Workshop (Please indicate which workshop you plan to attend. You may choose more than one.) Information Protection and Privacy, including Pay- Hospitality Real Estate Transactions Hotel & Restaurant In-House Counsel ment Card Industry Data Security Standards 3. Please confirm your attendance at the following events: Will you be attending the Luncheon on Wednesday, February 9? Yes No Will you be attending the Cocktail Reception on Wednesday evening, February 9? Yes No Will you be attending the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 10? Yes No Will you be attending the Wine Tasting on Thursday evening, February 10? Yes No 4. Payment Information MasterCard Visa American Express Check enclosed payable to HospitalityLawyer.com Card #: CV2 No. (On Visa and Mastercard it is the 3-digit number located on the back of the card. On American Express, it is Exp. Date: the 4-digit number printed on the front): Name on Card: Check Payments: Please send checks to: HospitalityLawyer.com, P.O. Box 22888, Houston, TX 77227. Please fax registrations to 713-627-9934. Cancellation & Refund Assistance Due to our conference venue commitments, conference registrations are non-refundable. Substitutions are always welcome (please contact us with the substitute’s name so we can have their materials ready). Alternately, the conference registration amount may be applied as a credit for any HospitalityLawyer.com conference within 12 months of the date of the conference for which the attendee originally registered. Questions? Please contact HospitalityLawyer.com at 713-963-8800 or email diana@hospitalitylawyer.com.