2010 Hospitality Law Conference To Feature Latest Trends And Most Pressing Industry Issues
Will Bring Together More Than 400 Industry Leaders and Attorneys from Around the World for Educational and Networking Opportunities
HospitalityLawyer.com, the industry’s web-based resource for legal, safety, and security solutions, today announced that the 2010 Hospitality Law Conference will explore the latest trends and issues in the hospitality industry – ranging from alcohol and food liability to labor and employment law.
The annual Hospitality Law Conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity designed for participants to share legal insight and best practices, and to gain a better understanding of the latest industry developments. It is the only program in the country and in the world devoted exclusively to legal, safety and security issues impacting the hotel, restaurant, and travel industries.
“I have found the Hospitality Law Conference to be the best in the country,” said Dale Kingman, Former Presenter and Partner at Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell.Adding to those sentiments, Matt Brokl, Associate General Counsel for BuffaloWild Wings, said the 2009 conference was "the best conference I attended this year."
Private attorney, David Denney, with the Law Offices of David T. Denney, P.C., has said, "The information presented and relationships developed at the conference benefit my practice all year long. I make a special effort to attend each year to refill my bank of resources and renew my contact with other industry professionals."
Among those who attend are in-house counsel and executives of lodging, real estate, restaurant, and club operations; risk managers; directors of loss prevention; franchise service directors; attorneys practicing in the hospitality industry, and hospitality law faculty and students.
“This is our eighth-consecutive year to offer this Conference, and it just keeps getting better and better thanks to our diverse mix of attendees and the expertise of the speakers,” said Stephen Barth, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com, who notes the hospitality industry represents a $3.5 trillion international market.
“Not only has the Conference drastically expanded in scope over the years, it also unites hundreds of industry legal, risk, and loss prevention leaders around pressing issues that are critical to our success in the hospitality field in the United States and around the world,” he continued, underscoring some of the topics to be addressed at the 2010 Conference include franchising, premises liability, management contracts, development, deals and financing, and data privacy including PCI Compliance.
Key Focus Areas
- Information Protection and Privacy, including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Workshop – PCI compliance and data security will be discussed not only from the technical but also the legal compliance perspectives.
- Hospitality Real Estate Transactions Workshop – Industry leaders will discuss workouts and special service providers and how recent economic events have affected the real estate industry.
- Hotel & Restaurant In-House Counsel Workshop – A workshop for hotel and restaurant in-house counsel only will discuss best practices and issues specific to in-house counsel.
The 2010 Conference will shift into full gear the following day on Thursday, February 4, with breakout sessions on a host of relevant and timely topics. Given the popularity of last year’s newly introduced Fundamentals of Hospitality Law track, HospitalityLawyer.com is proud to offer this session once again to the newest entrants to the hospitality industry. This track is being merged with the Lodging track and will address the fundamentals of the lodging industry, including valuation methods and hotel operations.
In addition to the Lodging and Fundamentals of Law track, the Conference tracks will focus on:
- Food & Beverage – including the tip credit, Truth in Menu, and alcohol issues
- Human Resources and Labor Relations – including unions, immigration, and wage and hour issues
- Loss Prevention & Risk Management – including bed bugs, insurance litigation, claims, and more.
Evening events also are on the agenda to foster networking and relationship building among attendees.
Registration, Accreditation and CLE
HospitalityLawyer.com has requested MCLE accreditation for up to 16 hours (including 1 hour of ethics) for this program in every state with mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements for lawyers. Each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE.”
HospitalityLawyer.com also has applied for 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 .
Conference Coordinators and Sponsors:
HospitalityLawyer.com's 2010 Conference is presented in coordination with the General Counsel Committee of the AH&LA, the International Bar Association, the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and the Loss Prevention Management Institute.
HospitalityLawyer.com’s platinum sponsors for the 2010 Conference are Arthur J. Gallagher, BDO Consulting, Cardiac Science, Forensic Analytical, and Protect-a-Bed.Silver sponsors include Advanced Catastrophe Technologies and Bleser & Associates. Trigild is a sponsor of the Hospitality Real Estate Transactions Workshop.
About HospitalityLawyer.com: HospitalityLawyer.com is the leading global network of people, products and services that deliver legal, safety and security solutions to the hospitality industry.
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