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We are a worldwide network of attorneys that focus on hospitality, travel and tourism issues; a marketing conduit for suppliers of legal, safety and security solutions to reach hospitality developers and operators in need of those solutions; we mitigate critical incidents, injuries, litigation and liability within the hospitality industry, in the U.S. and abroad by facilitating the creation, collection, and dissemination of legal, safety and security information, products and services.

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Attorney of the Week
Greg Duff

Throughout Greg’s 25+ year career working in the hospitality industry, he has dedicated himself to helping clients solve the range of legal issues associated with operating a modern hospitality operation – from negotiating management and other operational agreements to advising on the myriad of issues associated with sales distribution and online travel. Greg is Chair of the firm’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, which is directed at the variety of matters faced by hospitality and travel industry members, including purchase and sales agreements, management agreements, sales and marketing, distribution, privacy and data security, procurement and technology. His clients include owners, operators and franchisors of hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and restaurants. Greg has served as counsel to many of the hospitality industry’s local, state and national trade associations and trade groups, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Law Firm of the Week

Foster Garvey

Foster Garvey PC was established through the combination of Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer, PC, in 2019. Foster Garvey is one of the largest firms based in the Pacific Northwest with six offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, Spokane and Beijing. The firm provides clients, including several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments and individuals in the country, with an extended national and international reach across the full spectrum of legal services. Foster Garvey attorneys are committed to providing clients best-in-class counsel and innovative, effective and efficient service, while remaining committed to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion efforts, and a collegial and equitable work environment. The firm’s attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Company of the Week
Ankura

In this complex global economy, where change accelerates at incredible velocity, a traditional consulting model simply won’t suffice. With a global team of subject matter experts and seasoned advisors with hard-earned industry knowledge, Ankura is primed for this very moment, and for the future. Nimble, agile, and fluid, we are at the same time grounded in a proven, practical approach we call Collaborative Lateral Thinking. The Ankura method is designed to apply expertise, provide clarity, and go beyond the obvious. Bringing our team of experts and advisors together in a collaborative model is how we quickly adapt, innovate, create new models, shift paradigms, develop game-changing ideas, and deliver results. Integrating seamlessly across our firm, we bring every applicable resource to each challenge – supercharging our ability to protect, create, and recover value for our clients.

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Our CONVERGE BLOG focuses on legal, safety, and security challenges for Hospitality, Travel, Travel Vendors and Corporate Travel Buyers as individuals and businesses.
Our blog features exclusive content from our contributors, who collectively represent the full spectrum of hospitality law, risk management and comprehensive duty of care solutions.

How to Transform Your Workplace After the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation In 2021, our recovering economy experienced two historic, yet contradictory trends. First, the demand for workers returned in spectacular fashion, skyrocketing at unprecedented rates. Second and conversely, millions of potential workers have remained unemployed on the sidelines. The tension between the two economic patterns has given rise to a unique job market ...
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Marijuana Use at Hotels by Guests or Employees – No Easy Answers

With the ever-changing landscape of marijuana laws, whether hotels should allow guests or employees to use marijuana may not be entirely clear. Currently, there are eighteen states plus the District of Columbia and Guam that allow recreational use of marijuana and nineteen other states that allow medicinal use. However, marijuana is still technically illegal under ...
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Airline Passenger Etiquette: Making Travel Easier with Courtesy and Respect

As airlines cut back on flights and people carry on more baggage due to the charges imposed on checked baggage, it’s more important than ever that we remind ourselves that we are only one person on a flight of many. It would help all of us to cope better if we acted with courtesy and ...
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Voting Invitation for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus 2022 list

Hello, We are excited to inform you that Global Gurus will be tabulating their 2022 rankings for The Top 30 Hospitality Gurus in December 2021 and our founder, Stephen Barth, currently ranked #16, is in contention again. If you are unfamiliar, Global Gurus is a research organization which seeks to identify remarkable leaders who make ...
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