The HLC: Series 2.0 – Houston 2020

The HLC: Series 2.0 – Houston 2020

April 22, 2020 8:00 am
April 23, 2020 12:30 pm
1070 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Belle Ballroom

Overview

This one and a half day conference, held at Hotel Alessandra in Houston, is an intimate, informative and intense educational conference where attendees participate in expert-led sessions and interactive discussions that explore the best practices and benchmark current policies across the hotel and restaurant industries.

The latest cases, trends, challenges and solutions relevant to the hospitality industry are up for exploration in TED Talk Style Presentations, Deeper Dive Roundtable, and Immersive Tabletop Exercises.

TED Talk Style Presentations: Modeled after the world-famous TED Talks format, these sessions feature several consecutive speakers, each delivering a concise, effective, eight-minute presentation to the entire audience.

Deeper Dive Roundtables: Following the TED Talk Style Forums, there are Deeper Dive Roundtables occurring simultaneously featuring each TED Talk Style presenter. Attendees will switch tables every fifteen minutes allowing deeper dives on forum subject matters of their choosing.

Immersive Tabletop Exercises: Participate in real-world immersive tabletop exercises along with other attendees and walk away with a gap analysis for your business.

Breakfast + Registration
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Stephen Barth  
Opening Remarks
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Attorney + Author + Professor + Entrepreneur + Motivational Speaker
General Forums
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Disruptive Technologies
Theft in the Restaurant Industry and the Influence of Peers in Worker Misconduct
Bad B Movies—You Can’t Make this Stuff Up! Real Claims Against Hospitality Establishments that Seem Bogus
Wildfires, Hurricanes, Floods and Room Rates: Beware of Price Gouging Laws
Elizabeth DeConti  
Top Ten Things I Wish I Knew About My Liquor Licensed Premises
Shareholder, GrayRobinson
Mini Interactive Scenario
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
General Forums
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Current Issues and Challanges in Hotel Management Agreements
Human Response During Fire Events - Evidence from Behavioral Research
Illinois Biometric Information
Michael Coleman  Michael Phillips  
Lizard Proofing Your Witnesses - Prepping for Reptile Attacks
Founding Shareholder, Hagwood & Tipton
Shareholder, Hagwood & Tipton
Jordan Schwartz  
ADA Website Compliance - What Employers Need to Know
Partner, Conn Maciel Carey
Morning Refreshments
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Deeper Dive Roundtables
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

These roundtables will be focused on the topics of the morning forum presentations. Each attendee will have the opportunity to sit at 3 separate tables and dive deeper in the presenter's topic.

Award Luncheon
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Honoring the 2020 Anthony G. Marshall Award Recipient - Elizabeth DeConti, Shareholder at Gray Robinson. Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal.

General Forums
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Jason Arbuck  
Top Canadian Legal Issues for Brands & Hospitality Companies
Partner, Cassels Brock
Allison Dodd  
Controlling the Crisis
Partner, Messner Reeves
Protecting Your Brand – A Moving Target? Changes and Challenges in the Brand Protection Landscape
Andria Ryan  
How to Identify and Address Unintentional, Unusual, and Unexpected Claims of Discrimination
Partner - FisherPhillips
Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Hidden Costs of Third-Party Delivery
Deeper Dive Roundtables
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

These roundtables will be focused on the topics of the afternoon forum presentations. Each attendee will have the opportunity to sit at 3 separate tables and dive deeper in the presenter's topic.

A Fireside Chat with Greg Moundas, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Aimbridge Hospitality
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reception + Astros Game
5:30 PM -

Reception at the Budweiser Brewhouse + Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays game.

Breakfast
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
General Forums
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Building a World Class Safety Program
The Sober Curious Movement And Other Alcohol Consumer Trends from a Legal Perspective
All the World's a Stage: Legal Factors to Keep in Mind Before Signing a Location
The Hazy Science of CBD
General Roundtables
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Refreshments
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Major Interactive Scenario
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Top 100 Hospitality Cases of 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Elizabeth DeConti

Elizabeth DeConti

Shareholder, GrayRobinson
Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Founding Shareholder, Hagwood & Tipton
Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz

Partner, Conn Maciel Carey
Allison Dodd

Allison Dodd

Partner, Messner Reeves
Andria Ryan

Andria Ryan

Partner - FisherPhillips
Stephen Barth

Stephen Barth

Attorney + Author + Professor + Entrepreneur + Motivational Speaker
Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Shareholder, Hagwood & Tipton
Jason Arbuck

Jason Arbuck

Partner, Cassels Brock

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Organizers

Taylor Woljevach / Hospitalitylawyer.com®
cmo@hospitalitylawyer.com