2012 Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit

September 28, 2012 —

WHAT

2012 Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit

WHEN

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
Lawrence J. Center, Assistant Dean for Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education, Georgetown University Law Center
Joseph A. McInerney, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hotel & Lodging Association

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Fairmont v. Turnberry and Other Cases Challenging Early Termination of Hotel Management Agreements
Nelson F. Migdal
, Co-Chair, Hospitality Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP (Moderator)
Terence P. Badour, Executive Vice President, Law & Administration, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
Donald F. Drummond, Member, Drummond & Associates
Forrest A. Hainline, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
David Sherwyn, Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Legal Challenges to the Expanding Hotel Industry in Developing Markets

J. Weili Cheng, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC (Moderator)
Christopher L. Bennett, Chief Administrative Office and General Counsel, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Brenda Durham, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
Laura B. Mutterperl, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Mark A. Robertson, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Ayaz R. Shaikh, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Current Legal Issues in Hotel Financing

Andrea M. Mattei, Group Vice President – Legal, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (Moderator)
Courtney G. Capute, Partner, Venable LLP
Mark Eagan, Partner, Paul Hastings
Christopher J. Hart, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Russell C. Savrann, Hospitality Industry Counselor, Sandman Savrann
Steven L. Wilner, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Foreclosures, Receiverships, Bankruptcies and Deeds in Lieu

Jerome J. Kraisinger, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Avendra LLC (Moderator)
Mark B. Forseth, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
James Francque, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Nancy Haggerty, Partner, Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP
Karen Satterlee, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
General Counsels Roundtable

Kristin Campbell, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (Moderator)
Lawrence Cuculic, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Best Western International
Frederick D. McKalip, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, RLJ Lodging Trust
Rena Hozore Reiss, General Counsel and Secretary, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Edward A. Ryan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
William J. Tennis, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, DiamondRock Hospitality Company

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
A. Recent Developments under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Robert W. Lannan, Attorney, Lannan Legal PLLC (Moderator)
Douglas J. Anderson, Partner, LCM Architects
Franceen Gonzales, Vice President of Risk Management, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Eve Hill, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Rosemary O’Shea, Partner, Baker Hostetler
Minh N. Vu, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

B. Labor & Employment Law: What the General Counsel in the Hotel Industry Today Should Know
David Sherwyn, Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (Moderator)
Michael J. Gray, Partner, Jones Day
Mary Helen Medina, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Revel Entertainment Group LLC
Melinda Renshaw, Senior Attorney, InterContinental Hotels Group
Paul Salvatore, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Paul E. Wagner, Attorney, Stokes, Roberts & Wagner

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Negotiating Franchise Agreements and Management Agreements

Joseph A. Guay, Real Estate Section Leader, Holland & Knight LLP (Moderator)
Susannah Bennett, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
Margaret C. Egan, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Richard J. Fildes, Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA
Timothy Q. Hudack, Member, Board of Directors, Chair of the Business Division and Chair of the Hospitality Group, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott LLC
Amy King, Senior Counsel, Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Design Disputes between Owners and Brands

Tara Gorman, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP (Moderator)
Alexandra Cole, Partner, Perkins Coie
Nancy Gourley, Vice President, Franchise Legal, LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Paula Maggio, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Allison McCarthy, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

NOTE

The panelists will explore current legal challenges confronting owners, developers, managers, franchisors and servicers of hotels and lodging facilities.  

This event is sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Media interested in attending should email mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu