The HLC Series 2.0 – Washington D.C. 2018

From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from claims management to anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and challenges in compliance, data protection, finance, law, risk, safety, and security are up for exploration at The Hospitality Law Conference: Series 2.0.

Will discuss and provide practical guidance on the development and implementation of an employee hotline reporting intake and response function, such as the selection of triage and investigations resources, points to consider when reviewing each report, and the challenges and costs related to in-depth internal investigations.
Will discuss the impact of GDRP and other recent developments in data security and privacy.
Will discuss current strategies to defend and mitigate against the most common and vexing litigation issues in the hospitality industry.
Will address common problem areas in licensing multi-unit locations and will provide some best practices for ensuring a successful opening.
Will focus on economic trends, customer preferences and expectations, proliferation of technology, and other perspectives that will shape the hospitality industry.
Will discuss a variety of evolving legal issues that have become growing concerns for the hospitality industry, including: cyber security and wi-fi issues, weighing guest privacy with criminal concerns, and criminal conduct by employees and management.
Will discuss various ways you can ensure you are doing everything you can to prevent serious ADA claims against your hotel.
Will discuss wages and working conditions to gossip and more, as well as dos and don'ts of disciplining employees for talking at work or online.
Will discuss the impact of the #metoo movement on the hospitality industry while helping attendees navigate the changing legal landscape of sexual harassment and workplace harassment law.
Will discuss how when third parties commit crimes against your customers, you may find yourself being asked to pay for the resulting damages, even if your company was not involved and how different states handle these scenarios, what circumstances give rise to such claims, and what defenses are available.
Will discuss why employees are gone, why they were fired or quit, and the three supervisors should ask himself/herself about himself/herself.
Angela Russell is the regional managing partner of the Baltimore office and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She has significant trial experience and has tried cases in the District of Columbia and across the state of Maryland. Her practice encompasses the defense of professional liability matters, including medical malpractice and legal malpractice actions in...
David Eaton is a founding shareholder of the firm and practices in the Nashville, Tennessee office. He practices in Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee and focuses in the areas of long-term care defense and general liability claims. As an advisor to health care providers, David has worked closely with nursing home staffs and personnel...
Michael Phillips is a founding shareholder with Hagwood and Tipton and president of the firm’s Executive Committee. Michael oversees staff in both the Jackson, Mississippi, and Hillsborough, North Carolina, offices. A significant portion of Michael’s cases involves the defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care providers. He handles...
Yoora Pak is a co-chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Team. She has extensive experience handling complex employment-related litigation matters. In addition to her litigation practice, Yoora provides counseling to human resources staff and in-house counsel of diverse companies on various employment matters. Prior to her private practice, Yoora worked at the U.S. Department of...
Brian Cafritz has been an invaluable member of the KPM LAW team since 1994, his commitment having helped solidify and expand the foundation of KPM LAW’s regional defense network. Brian primarily focuses his practice on the defense of Fortune 500 companies that operate under large self-insured retentions. With bar licenses in four jurisdictions, he has...
Anthony Campanelli is a Partner in the New York Forensic practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and has over 21 years of experience in providing extensive investigation services to hospitality companies and law firms, on a wide range of matters, including forensic accounting and fraud investigations matters, litigation and management disputes, FCPA/anti-corruption investigations, as...
Nichole Atallah is a partner with PilieroMazza PLLC and heads the labor and employment law group and also works in the litigation group. Ms. Atallah counsels clients in a broad range of employment matters, including compliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA/wage & hour, FMLA, wrongful termination and reduction in force. Ms. Atallah advises clients...
John N. Joseph is a Principal in Post & Schell’s Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Group. He represents clients in complex civil and criminal investigations and cases brought under federal law, including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the RICO Act. As a former Assistant United States Attorney in both the Criminal...
Charles W. Spitz is a Principal in Post & Schell’s Casualty Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hospitality & Retail Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing members of the hospitality industry in a variety of legal disputes in both state and federal court. His clients include local and national food & hospitality...
Juliette Gust is the founder and president of Ethics Suite, a company that helps businesses identify, investigate and resolve alleged wrongdoing at their organization by providing a comprehensive solution for the anonymous employee reporting and tracking of workplace misconduct, fraud, or theft. Ethics Suite also offers assistance with internal investigations and ethics and compliance-related consulting...
Conn Maciel Carey PLLC
CEO-Muir Analytics
President- HVS Hotel Management
Member- Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Managing Shareholder
Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP
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As a sponsor of The Hospitality Law Conference: Series 2.0 - Washington D.C. you will receive: •Your own dedicated table of eight people; which includes 6 clients and 2 staff •A speaking opportunity with subject matter exclusivitiy which includes an 8 minute Ted Talk Style Presentation as well as hosting a Deeper Dive Roundtable on your subject •The opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite •Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, HTML email blasts to promote attendance and on-site signage •A company profile, linked to a web address of your choice, will be located in The Hospitality Law Conference Event App •You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications •You will receive a banner ad placements in The Hospitality Law Conference Event App •You will be able to participate in's Social Media Campaign •Your company logo and bio will be featured at least once during the alliance year in’s Weekly Spotlight
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