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The Resource Library is an essential resource for all professionals in the Hospitality and Travel Risk Management industries. This archive contains a comprehensive collection of Hospitality Law Conference white papers and presentations written by industry leaders, hotel and restaurant experts, and hotel and restaurant lawyers. Below is a list of some of the powerpoints, white papers and other resources available in our members-only Library.



Accommodating People with Disabilities (2012)
ADA – The Employment Aspects (2010)
ADA – Public Accommodations (2010)
ADA Title III Litigation: What are the Courts Saying? (2013)
ADA Update – Title 1 and Title 3 (2009)
Drive By Suits Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2004)
How to Defend a Title III ADA Accessibility Claim (2012)
Navigating the Intersection of the ADA, FMLA and Workers Comp (2018)
Proposition 65 Claims and ADA Drive By Claims (2004)
Recent Developments Under the ADA – Title 1 (2009)
Americans with Disabilities Act: Managing Liability & Avoiding Drive-By Lawsuits (2008)
This Time We Mean Next Spring! — The New ADA Accessibility Standards + Additional US Department of Justice Regulations Update for the Hospitality Industry (2011)
Top 10 ADA Issues at Hotels, Restaurants, and Spas (2014)
Understanding on ADA Issues Affecting the Hospitality Industry: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (2008)


Arbitration – An Alternative Approach to Resolving Disputes Arising in the Workplace (2005)
Arbitration – An Alternative Approach to Resolving Disputes (2004)
Dispute Resolution Provisions in Management Agreements (2018)
Hotel-Related Arbitration and Other Dispute Resolutions Mechanisms (2018)
Typical Claims that Might Arise from a Management Contract, Possible Resolutions, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2012)


Top Topics: Rate Parity, Patent Controlling, Wage an Hour Class Actions (2014)
Antitrust Update (2009)
Avoiding Antitrust and FCPA Traps (2013)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2012)


Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operation (2014)
Aviation Safety Security (2013)
Primer on Representing Cruise Ships & Airlines (2010)



Canna Tourism: What to Know Before Holding Cannabis Functions at Your Premises (2018)
“Edibles in Wonderland”: Regulatory and Toxicology Problems with Cannabis-Infused Edible Product (2018)


A “BIT” About Protecting Foreign Investments (2017)
Mobility Across Jurisdictions: The Corporate Duty of Care Quagmire (2011)


Active Shooter Educational Sheet (2016)
Active Shooter Informational Pamphlet (2016)
Active Shooters: A Holistic Approach (2015)
Crisis Management (2005)
Crisis Management – Are You Prepared? (2016)
Crisis Management – Minimizing the Impact (2014)
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence: OSHA Publication (2016)
Hotel Attack Analytics – Helping Hotels Mitigate Terrorism Risks (2016)
Key Considerations in a Crisis (2014)
Workplace Violence: Preparing, Recognizing, Training and Responding to an Active Shooter (2016)



Best Practices for Effective Communication Between The Legal Department and Risk Management for Successful Claims and Litigation Management (2012)
Best Practices for Evacuation (2013)
Best Evacuation Practices in Volatile Circumstances: Learning from Egypt, Libya and Japan (2011)
Creating an Effective Travel Policy that Includes Risk Management (2013, 2014)
Defining our Global Duty of Care to Mobile Employees (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Defining the Scope of Duty of Care Owed by Travel Management Companies and Other Travel Agents to Clients (2012)
Duty of Care: Vigilance in Times of Crises (2011)
Duty to Protect Staff in Overseas Danger Zones Like Egypt (2013)
Integration of the Entire Corporate Enterprise into Travel Risk Management (2013)
Flight Delayed but not Afraid: Survival Techniques for the Traveler Whose Flight is Delayed, Diverted or Discontinued (2015)
Hostage Taking Overseas: Don’t Become a Victim (2015)
Leveraging Mobile Technology for Traveler Safety and Security, Including Tracking and Alerts: What About Privacy Issues When Tracking Your Employees (2012)
Meeting Your Duty of Care: Conducting Security Assessments of Hotels and Airlines (2011)
Meeting Your Duty of Care in the Transportation Mode: Providing Safe and Secure Transportation for Your Mobile Work Force (2012)
Meeting Your Duty of Care in the Lodging Mode: Providing Safe and Secure Lodging for Your Mobile Work Force (2012)
The Hidden Dangers of Travel & Infectious Disease (2015)
Tracking (2013)
Training, Monitoring & Communication: Best Practices for Travel Risk Management (2014)



An Ethics Sampler – Five Topic Mistakes to Avoid (2010)
Anti-Trust Traps in the Hospitality Industry & the Applicable Ethical Questions (2008)
Best Friends  Forever: Legal &  Internal Audit (2018)
Building an Ethics  Line Report Intake &  Response Program (2018)
E-Discovery & Metadata Solutions (2008)
Ethically Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege (2007)
Ethics Challenges for Advising Hospitality Clients in Anti-trust Matters (2009)
Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Advising Clients in the International Arena (2014)
E-Discovery & Legal Holds (2014)
General Counsel’s View on the Selection of & the Relationship with Outside Counsel (2007)
General Counsel Panel: Selecting and Working with Outside Counsel (2011)
Keeping Options Open: Internal Investigations and Anti-Corruption Laws (2012)
New Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys (2004)
Retaining Separate Counsel for a Hospitality Employee and Potential Criminal Charges (2012)
The 360 Degree Legal View of a Hospitality Catastrophe (2015)
The Duty to Preserve in Today’s Digital Age: Minimizing Exposure to Discovery Sanctions by Meeting Your Ethical Obligations (2014)
You Can’t Take It Back: Is Your Company Prepared For Employees Using Social Media? (2011)



Airport Leases for Food & Beverage Operation (2014)
Alcohol Promotions (2015)
Avoiding and Surviving Food-Related Claims (2015)
Bad Bug Book: Handbook of Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins (2014)
Beer, Bad Oysters and Other Pitfalls. A Food & Beverage Liability (2004)
Child Allergen Poster (English & Spanish) (2015)
Defending the Food Liability Claim (2007, 2008)
Detecting, Deterring & Addressing Underreporting of Sales & Tax Fraud in Restaurant Franchises (2008)
“Edibles in Wonderland”: Regulatory and Toxicology Problems with Cannabis-Infused Edible Product (2018)
Estimating Blood Alcohol Concentrations at Given Time Points (2017)
EMV and Restaurants: What You Need to Know (2014)
Fact or Fiction: Dealing with Guest Claims (Both Real and Imagined) (2016)
FDA Guidelines: Roundtable Summary (2015)
Federal Tip Credit Under Fire (2010)
Financial Side of the Restaurant Industry (2015)
Food Allergies and the Food Service (2014)
Food Allergen Awareness Poster (2006)
Food Allergens in Food Service Venues (2007)
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Template (2013)
Food Allergy Chef Card Template (2013)
Food Allergy Facts and Statistics for the U.S. (2015)
Food and Beverage Litigation Update (2010, 2014)
Food & Beverage Litigation Survey (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Food & Beverage Wage & Hour Issues (2008)
Foodborne Illnesses and Allergens(2009)
Growth Trends and Unit Economics in the Restaurant Industry (2013)
Hospitality Hazards: Liquor Licenses and Supplier Sponsored Events (2013)
Hot Topics in the Food and Beverage Law (2013, 2014)
How to Gobble Up Chains of Licensed Retailers (2015)
Kitchen Confidential: Structuring the Celebrity Chef Relationship (2018)
Legal Aspects of Alcohol Beverage Marketing (2009)
Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News (2014)
Liability Arising Out of the Sale of Food and Non Alcohol (2003)
Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: The Hazards of Branding Menu Items (2015)
Menus and Food Labeling: Do Your Health and Environmental Claims Present Liability Risks? (2012)
Negotiating Leases, Catering and Banquet Agreements and Other Foodservice Contracts (2013)
Negotiating Restaurant & Bar Leases with Landlords who Just Don’t get Hospitality (2018)
No Two Twinkies Are Alike — Understanding the Reasonable Basis Requirement of Federal Menu Labeling (2011)
REAL Conference: Food & Beverage Liability (2007)
Restaurant Delivery Services Here to Stay, or DOA? (2017)
Restaurant Reality 2016: Trends, Finance & Expansion (2016)
Second Symposium on the Definition and Management of Anaphylaxis: Summary Report (2006)
Special Human Resources Issues for Food & Beverage Operations (2007)
Strategies for Preventing and Defending Food, allergy and Alcohol Claims (2012)
Tackling Tough Human Resource Issues – Addressing Accommodation Requests in the 21st Century Workplace (2007)
The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Strategies for Preventing and Defending Food, Allergy and Alcohol Claims (2012)
The Future of Hotel Food and Beverage Operations (2014)
The Last Drink (2012)
The Modern Menu: Warnings, Disclaimers, and Nutrition Labeling (2010)
The Need for Beverage Alcohol Reform (2009)
Top Five Reasons Restaurants Get Sued By Employees (2013)
Trends in Allergic Conditions Among Children (2013)
The Truth In Menus: The Current State of Labeling Requirements for Restaurant Menus (2017)
Understanding the 3 Tiers of the Alcohol Industry: The Promotional Perspective (2012)


Common Issues in Hospitality Franchising (2004)
Current Legal Issues Arising From Hospitality Franchise Agreements (2003)
Due Diligence in an Open Market (2014)
Franchise Litigation Update (2007)
Franchise Relationship and Franchisor’s Liability for Acts of Franchisee – An Update (2011)
Franchising and Vicarious Liability (2012)
Franchising: The Evolving Relationship Between Franchisors and Franchisees (2013)
Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Franchise Relationship Governance (2015)
Hospitality Franchise Update (2007)
Hot Topics in Franchising and Hospitality (2009)
In Defense of the Franchisor (2004)
Joint Franchisor-Franchise Relations (2005)
Latest Trends in the Franchise Arena (2014)
Making Your Mark on the World (2009)
Negotiating Franchise Agreements: Can Franchisees, Should Franchisors, and Can Both Parties Win From the Process? (2017)
Recent Developments in Franchising and Hospitality Law (2011)
Survey of Franchise Litigation and Latest Trends (2014)
The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship (2005)
The Franchise Debate – Does One Size Fit All? (2011)
The Franchise Debate – Franchising in the Hospitality Industry in a Difficult Economy (2010)
The Franchise Debate (2008)
Vicarious and Other Franchisor Liability (2011)


Best Practices for Attorney’s, Internal Auditors, and Forensic Specialists (2013)
Corporate Counsel Tools In a Flash (2012)
Duties of Care for the Hotel and Restaurant Operator (2009)
Fundamentals of Franchise Contracts and Management Agreements (2009)
Hotel and Restaurant Relationships (2014)
Smooth Criminal: Smoothly progressing through a criminal investigation of your hospitality business while avoiding civil exposure (2015)
Teaching as a Part-Time Encore Career (2018)
Thank you for (Not) Smoking: Legal Considerations for the On-Premise Consumption of Marijuana in the Hospitality Industry (2016, 2017)
Top 5 Reasons Restaurants Get Sued by Employees (2013)
What Lawyers and Operators need to know about Hotel Operations, Part 1 (2010)
What Lawyers and Operators Need to Know About Hotel Operations, Improving the Bottom Line: Tax Assessment Appeals For Hotels (2010)



Tribal Nations (2006)



5 Things to Know in 2014 (2014)
Allowing High Risk Activities in Hospitality Operations and Suggestions for Limiting Liability (2013)
Anatomy of a Large Property Business Interruption Claim – PPT & Summary (2014)
Audit and Risk Assessment Process in the Lodging Industry (2013)
Business Interruption Common Challenges & Solutions (2012)
Bribery, Compliance and Hospitality (2018)
Current State of the Hotel Industry (2013)
Due Diligence in an Open Market (2014)
Guest Record Privacy, The California Conundrum: Forum summary (2015)
Hospitality Forums (2015)
Hotel Business Interruption – Beyond the Basics (2013)
Hotel Industry Review (2013)
Hotel Security Assessment & Questionnaire (2013)
How Marijuana Laws Will Impact the Hospitality Industry (2015)
Keeping the “Aah” in Spa (2015)
Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Tax Issues for the Hospitality Industry (2015)
People are Normal Until They Check into a Hotel(2015, 2016)
Special Topics (2014)
Super Bowl XLV Hoteliers – Beware of Sporting Woman (2011)



2014 Hospitality Law Conference- Preparation/Planning Think Sheet (2014)
A Hospitality Insurance Update (2014)
Additional Ignored? Understanding the Rights and Potential Pitfalls That Come With Being Designated an Additional Insured on an Insurance Policy (2017)
Anatomy of a Large Property Business Interruption Claim (2014)
Business Income Coverage in the Post 9/11 World (2007)
Caught on Camera! Defending Your Liability Claim Through Video Enhancement (2017)
Crime Pays: A Conversation of Fraud and Recovery (2013)
Convention Risk Management and Insurance 101 (2012)
Effective GL Incident Response and Investigation (2015)
Employment Practices Liability Insurance – Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination (2014)
Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions – Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them (2014, 2015, 2016)
Gulf Oil Spill Insurance Coverage Issues for the Hotel and Gaming Industries (2010)
Hospitality Industry Insurance Litigation Update (2010, 2011, 2012)
Hospitality Insurance 101 (2009)
Hot Topics and Claims in Insurance Coverage (2013)
Hotel Group Pays $365,000 to Settle a Harassment Lawsuit – Are You Covered? (2014)
The Insurance Claim Recovery Process: Suggestions and Practical Pointers (2012)
Insurance and Confidentiality Issues int he Hospitality Industry (2013)
Insurance and Regulatory Considerations for Globally Mobile Individuals (Expatriates and Business Travelers (2014, 2015)
Insurance Coverage for Gulf Oil Spill Losses (2010)
Insurance for Business Interruption Losses Due To Damage Away from the Insured Premises – Lessons from 9/11 and Katrina, and Coverage for the Icelandic Volcanic Eruptions and the Gulf Oil Spill (2011)
Insurance and Assistance for All Aspects of Business Travel (2011, 2013, 2014)
Insurance for the Construction Period (2009)
Insurance Litigation Survey (2010, 2011)
Insurance Litigation Survey (2010)
Insurance Solutions (2007)
Lessons From Losses (2014)
Liability Insurance Update (2005)
Nailing Down Responsive Cyber coverage that Responds to Hospitality Industry Risks (2016)
Risk Management: Building a Defensible Claim with the Help of Your Employees
Securing and Maximizing Insurance  Coverage for “Wage and Hour” and Other Employment-Related Claims (2018)
Special Handling of Hospitality Claims involving Minor Children (2018)
The Insurance Market Update Including Catastrophe Coverage Issues (2008)
The Art of the Property Claim Negotiation (2013)
The Insurance Process (2004)
The Most Frequent Claims Brought Against Hotels and How to Prevent Them (2017, 2018)
Understanding Your Property Insurance: ACV and Replacement Cost Coverage (2010)
The Science of Human Factors in the Evaluation of Hospitality Claims (2018)
The State of the Insurance Market for Hospitality Entities (2016)
What Hospitality Attorneys Need to Know About Insurance (2009)
What is the Right Price for the Wrong Coverage? (2014)
When Far Away Problems Hurt Your Business, Look to Insurance (2010)


Business Immigration (2009)
Current Immigration Issues Impacting the Hospitality Industry (2003)
Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stick Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)
I-9 Compliance, Audits, and E-Verify (2012)
ICE Audits, I-9 Forms and E-Verify – Put Immigration Compliance at the Top of Your To-Do List (2012)
Immigration Solutions for International Business Travelers (2012)
Immigration Update: Hiring in a Pro-Enforcement Environment (2009)
Immigration Update (2004)
Immigration Visa Issues (2013)
Navigating I-9: A Hospitality Employer’s Key to Avoiding Prosecution & Liability (2008)
Immigration Reform Rocks Your World (2007)


Approaches and Considerations for Launching Hotels in the Middle East (2009)
Contracts Issues, Liability Issues and Dispute Resolution in Australia and New Zealand affecting Hospitality Law (2009)
Doing Business In Australia (2009)
Doing Business in China (2009)
Doing Business in Costa Rica (2009)
Doing Hotel Deals Around the Globe: A Primer for U.S. Attorneys (2009)
Doing Business in Canada: Procedural, Contract & Operational Issues (2008)
Doing Business in Europe: Procedural, Contract & Liability Issues (2008)
Doing Business in Mexico (2009)
Doing Business in Mexico, Central America & South America (2008)
Doing Business in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Beyond (2007)
International Condominium Conversions (2007)
International Hotel Development Deals: Common Considerations that Apply in All International Transactions (2009)
International Human Resources (2007)
International Perspective: Are you making your employment contracts work for you? (2006)
International Perspective: International Developments in Class Action Procedures (2006)
International Perspective: International Hotel Expansion (2006)
International Perspective: Legal Aspects from the European Perspective (2006)
Legal Representation Overseas and the Role of the US Embassy (2015)
Maintaining Liaison and Good Relations with Foreign Law Enforcement Authorities for Your Company Overseas and with the US Embassy (2015)
Megacities: Challenges & Opportunities (2015)
Non-U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Legal Considerations (2014)
Representing US Companies Abroad in Accordance with the FCPA & UK Bribery Act (2011)
Operating in a Global Environment (2014)
The Hospitality Industry in Latin America (2009)
Understanding and Adhering to Cultural Norms in a Country Vastly Different than those in the West (2015)



Affordable Care Act: Key Issues for Employers in 2014 and Beyond (2014)
Are You Sure You Are Paying Your Employees Correctly Under the FLSA? (2012)
As The Pendulum Swings: What to Expect From OSHA in Year Two of the Trump Administration (2018)
Avoiding the New Enforcement Driven OSHA While Achieving Operational Excellence Through Safety (2010)
Challenges of the Hiring Process (2003)
Challenging Card Network Enforcement Mechanisms (2012)
COBRA (2008)
Conducting Bullet Proof Workplace Investigations (2011)
Criminal Background Check Laws by State Exhibit 1 (2013)
Criminal Background Credit Check Laws by State Exhibit 2 (2013)
DOL Sets Its Sights on Hospitality Industry – OT Exemptions and Independent Contractors (2016)
Employees are a Soft Spot in Data Security (2016)
Employment Guidelines: Employees Exposed To a Contagious Disease (2017)
Employer Reporting Obligations Under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (2016)
Employment Discrimination (2009)
Employment Guidelines: Employees Exposed to an Infectious or Contagious Disease (2017)
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (2014)
Emerging Issues at the Corporate Level: Danger Spots Beyond Daily Operations (2012)
Emerging Trends in Employment Law (2017)
Employee Background Checks and Screening (2004)
Employment Issues Specifically Impacting Restaurant Operations (2006)
Essentials of Employment-Related Recordkeeping: Saving Those Records May Save Your Life (2007)
Exempt Employees – Complying with the new FLSA rules (2005)
Expanding the Hospitality Practice: Rainmaking Exercises Set Within Globalized Healthcare, Medical Tourism, and the Affordable Care Act – PPT & Summary (2012)
FMLA – Summary (2009)
FLSA – Exemptions & Recordkeeping (2010)
FLSA – Wage & Hour Provisions (2007)
FMLA Update: Guide for Compliance (2009)
Free Agents: Benefits & Perils of Seasonal & Contingent Labor (2011)
Gender Identity Issues in the WOrkplace: Best Practices (2017)
Guest and Employee Insurance Claims and Solutions (2014)
Healthcare Reform and What it Means to Employers (2013)
HIPAA – The Privacy and Security Provisions (2010)
Hospitality Immigration Compliance: Making Sure You Aren’t Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)
Hospitality Employment Law Survey of Current Issues (2005)
How Hospitality Will Be Affected by the Trump Administration’s Labor & Employment Agenda (2017)
How Trends in FMLA Litigation Can Help Employers Comply with the Law (2015)
I-9 Verification Process and Compliance (2014)
Importance of Company Policies (2016)
Individual Employment Dismissal Obligations Outside the US (2013)
Is Your Criminal Background Check Policy Consistent with the EEOC’s Updated Guidance? (2014)
Keep Options Open: Internal Investigations and Anti-Corruption Laws (2012)
Labor & Employment Litigation Survey (2008)
The Latest Hospitality Guest and Employee Claim Trends and Solutions for Dealing with Them (2014)
Lessons Learned in Human Resources from Pop Culture’s 2015 Memorable Moments (2016)
Make Sure Your Employment Practices Liability Insurance Covers the Right Risks (2015)
Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: FLSA Misclassification (2015)
Millennials Entering into the Workforce & How to Protect Your New Employees (2015)
Minimum Wage Legislation & Protecting Trade Secrets (2015)
Navigating Employment Law Issues for High Profile Restaurants, Hotels and Lounges (2012)
Navigating the Intersection of the ADA, FMLA and Workers Comp (2018)
NLRA – Unfair Labor Practices (2007)
NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision Could Uproot Hotel & Restaurant Franchise Model (2016)
OSHA (2007)
Poised for Recovery: Hospitality Visas in a New Economy (2013)
Pop Culture and Employment Law (2014)
Post-EEOC Retaliation Letter – Compliments of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (2008)
Practices, Developments, Pitfalls and Safeguards (2013)
Preparing For & Responding to the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (2014)
Preventing and Responding to  Harassment in the Hospitality Industry (2018)
Protecting Your Company’s Assets: Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets & Confidential Information (2008)
Pop Culture and Employment Law (2014)
REAL Conference: Wage & Hour Issues in the Hospitality Industry (2007)
REAL Conference: E-Discovery – The Federal Rules, The Legal Hold, and Strategic Considerations (2007)
Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Class Action and FLSA Collective Litigation Summary (2014)
Reefer Madness: The Impact on Employers (2017)
Responding to an Employee’s Social Media Comments About The Workplace: Avoiding Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices at Your Business (2016)
Restrictive Covenants: Protecting Your Assets and Trade Secrets (2018)
Scheduling: Predictive or Restrictive? Let’s Call the  Whole Thing Off (2018)
Sex, Drugs, Art and Rock n’ Roll (2012)
Sex, Gender, Same-sex Marriage & Transgender Employees: What it all Means (2016)
Social Media in the Workplace (2012)
Some Things Never Change: Sex Harassment Update (2010)
Special Employment Issues in California & Other Interesting Jurisdictions (2008)
Statement to Be Read to Employee Prior to Interview/Investigation – Compliments of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (2008)
Sex, Drugs, Art, and Rock n’ Roll in the Workplace (2012)
Sexual Harassment (2009)
Sound and Savvy Operational Solutions to Offsetting the Increased Minimum Hotel Wage (2016)
Taking the Road Less Traveled: Recent Court Decisions, Wage and Hour and Arbitration (2011)
Tattoos, Haircuts and Head Coverings: How Far Can You Go?
Top 10 Employment Law Risks in the Hospitality Industry (2014)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (2008)
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Avoid Costly Mistakes from Non-Compliance (2010)
The New Administration and Amendments to Labor Laws: How They Will Affect Hospitality (2009)
The US DOL’s New Regulations on Overtime (2016)
The Warn Act (2008)
Top Topics – Wage and Hour Class Actions, Patent Trolling, Rate Parity (2014)
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Tip Wage (2008)
Undercover boss: How you can be a joint employer and not even know it (2017)
USERRA (2006)
Vexing Issues in FLSA Claims (2014)
Wage and Hour Class Action Update (2010)
Wage and Hour Law for the Hospitality Industry (2004)
What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform Compliance (2011)
Workplace Investigations in the Hotel & Restaurant Industry (2008)
Workplace Investigations (2011)
You Can’t Tell Me What to Do, I’m an Employee! Strategies for Effective Regulation of Employee Conduct in a New Age (2018)
Your USERRA Obligations & Other Sensitive Issues (2008)


Alcohol Provisions Relating to Sponsorship (2010, 2012)
Before the First Round: Defending the Dram Shop Claim from Incident to Trial (2014)
Beverage Marketing (2005)
Beverage Permitting, Licensing and Distribution (2003)
Bridging the Gap – Selling Alcohol at a Hotel You’ve Taken Over on Short Notice (2010)
Controlling Alcohol Risks Effectively in Venues and Events (2011)
Current Licensing Issues (2004)
Dram Shop Review (2017)
Emerging Trends in Dram Shop Liability Law (2003)
From Mars and Venus?: Communicating with Investors Regarding Liquor Licensing Issues (2011)
Legal Aspects of Alcohol Beverage Marketing (2009)
Liquor Liability Update (2005)
Late Breaking Beverage Alcohol Regulatory News  (2014)
Resting Easy When Minors are Afoot – Minors & Alcohol (2007)
Retailer Involvement in Alcohol Beverage Cooperative Advertising (2018)
Serving Alcohol Responsibly During the Transportation Mode: A Survey of Global Standards (2011)
Social Media and Alcohol – Do you Know How to Mix This Cocktail? (2016)
The Sunset Review Process at TABC: How the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission can best partner with the hospitality industry (2018)
The Straw that Stirs the Drink: Liquor Licensing Across America (2005)
The Use of Alcohol in Hotel Marketing: On Premise Promotions From Manager’s
Understanding the Three Tiers of the Alcohol Industry: The Promotional Perspective (2012)


Bedbugs: They’re Still Here (and Causing Trouble) – Current Trends in Litigation and Risk Management (2016)
Best Practices & Legislation Update (2008)
Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ that Impacted Us this Past Year – PPT  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Hospitality Liability Case Survey (2007)
Hospitality Liability Case Update (2005, 2006, 2007)
Legislative Update (2006)
Liability Trends in the Hospitality Industry (2009)
Medical Emergencies at Your Hotel, Restaurant or Business: An Analysis of Duty, Risk and Liability (2012, 2013)
Mitigating Damages in Hospitality Litigation Through Technical Uses of Structured Settlements (2015)
Premises Securities Litigation (2018)
Recent Developments in Spoliation/Preservation and Sanction Cases: Old Topic that Keeps Coming Up (2016)
Recent Issues Litigated in the Hospitality Field (2003)
Reptile Theory: What You Need to Know in 2016 (2016)
Representing the Brand in Litigation Involving Franchised Litigation (2018)
Risk Management Techniques and Defense Strategies for Litigating in Plaintiff Friendly Jurisdictions (2012)
Trending Issues in Hospitality Regulation (2016)
Trends in Liability Arising From Hospitality Operations (2004)



A Brief View of Sticky Issues in Hospitality Transactions (2014)
Analyzing the Deal (2014)
Avoiding Controversy and Disputes in Hotel Management Agreements (2007)
Basic Negotiation Points and Market Terms; Key Business Terms at the LOI Stage (2012)Branded vs. Unbranded (2014)
Breaking Up is Hard to do: Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship (2015)
Business & Legal Fundamentals of Effective Negotiation of Hotel Management Agreements (2008)
Challenges in Hotel and Restaurant Management Agreements (2018)
Deciphering Government Regulations (ACA, ADA, WARN ACT) and Their Impact on Management Agreements (2014)
Distribution 201: An Update on the Changing Distribution World (2018)
Distribution and the World of Parity (2016)
Food & Beverage Management Agreements (2014, 2017)
Hotel Management Agreements: Key business Terms at the LOI Stage (2013)
Hotel Management Agreements: Key Terms and Points for Negotiation (2016)
Hotel Sales and Interim Management Agreements: Key Considerations, Including Alcohol Beverage Licensing (2015)
Incentive Fees in Hotel Management Agreements (2009)
Key Business Terms / Concepts in Major Hotel Agreements (2013)
Latest Developments in Management Agreements (2010)
Loans and Key Money Arrangements; Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements (2012)
Managing the Management Agreement (2016)
Managing Risk of New Brand Layouts (2013)
Management Contract Litigation Survey (2007)
Management Contracts (2005)
Mechanics of Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship (2014)
Mock Negotiation of a Hotel Management Agreement (2012, 2013)
Negotiating Management Agreements: A Checklist (2009)
Negotiating a Restaurant Management Agreement (2012)
Negotiating the Incentive Fee and Performance Test (2013)
Negotiating the Distribution Agreement (2015)
Perspectives on Non-Traditional Distribution Channels (2013)
Special Issues Arising from Mixed-Use Management Contracts (2008)
Terminating Hotel Management Agreements and Divorce Issues that Occur
The Pendulum Swings… Survey of Management Agreement Litigation (2014)
The Practical Aspects of Terminating and Unwinding Hotel Management and Branding Relationships (2014)
Third Party Arrangements (F&B, Spas, Retail, Retail, Etc) (2011, 2012)
Understanding and Negotiating Distribution Agreements (2011)


Avoiding Liability and Negative Publicity by Taking Lessons from Actual News Stories (2011)
Engaging Guests Through  Online Sweepstakes (2018)
It’s Not Easy Being Green (2010)
Not All Fun and Games: Sweepstakes and Contests in the Hospitality Industry (2018)


Contracting and Executing Safe and Secure Meetings (2014)
International Meetings and Events – 5 Things You Need to Know (2015)
Meeting Contracts (2006)
Meeting and Event Contract Issues (2003)
Securing Critical Mass Events (2011)
Security for International Meeting Planners (2009)
Special Considerations for Securing Critical Mass Events and Attractions (2012)
What to Remember While Planning Your Corporate Event (2015)



Analyzing the Deal (2014)
Acquisitions of Hotels and Hotel Paper – Seizing the Opportunity (2010)
Alternative Financing Options (2013)
Bankers, Servicers, Franchisors and Receivers Answer All Your Questions (2012)
Buy vs. Build – Making Complex Decisions (2016)
Capital Improvements – Expectations and Leveraging the Upgrades (2016)
Capitalizing Your Project – Maximizing Value (2016)
Complex Issues in the Sale of a “Business in A Box” (2005)
Condo Hotels (2006, 2007)
Current Financial State of Hotel Development (2015)
Current Trends in Hotel Development (2014)
Determining the Value of a Hotel (2013)
Discussion of Capital (2012)
Distinguishing Market Sales and Financing Transactions from Market Value for Property Tax Purposes (2011)
Dockominiums (2007)
Emerging Markets (2006)
Equity Structures for Hospitality Project Development & Growth (2008)
Financing the Project (2008)
Financing Hotel Mixed Use Development Projects (2005)
Hotel Mixed-Use Development Projects (2004)
Hotel Workouts: A Case Study (2011)
Hotel Workouts, Refinancings and Renegotiations: The Owner’s Perspective (2010)
Hotel Development (2014)
Hotel Acquisitions (2014)
Joint Ventures in the Lodging and Hospitality Industry: The ABCs of JVs (2011)
Key Business Terms/Concepts in Major Hotel Agreements (2011)
Land Acquisition & Development (2008)
Legal Aspects Surrounding Mixed-Use Developments (2015)
“Look Before You Leap!” Owner and Lender Considerations before pursuing Workouts, Restructurings, Receiverships or Bankruptcy Filings (2009)
Mardi Gras Meets the Rodeo: Economic Development Incentives Available to the Texas and Louisiana Hospitality Industry (2015)
Mastering Key Operations Reports and Metrics (2011)
Mergers & Acquisitions in the Hospitality Industry A Roadmap to Successful Deals (2012)
Mergers and Aquisitions: Pitfalls in the World of Reps and Warranties (2012)
Mixed-Use Developments: The Present & The Future (2007)
Mixed Use Projects (2014)
New Realities and Transaction Trends: Lodging and More (2009)
The Nuts and Blots of Deal Structuring (2012)
Optimizing the Exit – Capturing Total Value on the Reversion Sale (2016)
Resort Operations & Liability Issues (2008)
Resorts and More: Legal Trends in Formation, Governance and Operations (2009)
Restructuring Debt and Equity in a Challenging Climate (2011)
Sale and Acquisition Concerns (2003)
Sample Receivership Order (2009)
Special Issues When Developing on Native American Land (2015)
Special Topics (2014)
The Economics of the Deal (2008)
The Status and Future of the Hotel Industry Meltdown and/or Recovery: Industry Analysts’ Report and Different Valuation Perspectives (2010)
The Stressful Side of Spas: Spa Claims, Operational Consideration, Compliance (2011)
The World of the Special Service Providers: Perspectives, Goals, and MOs (2010)
The Financing Environment (2014)
Time Share & Fractional Issues (2007)
Trends in Purchase & Sale Agreements (2007)
Understanding a Hotel Financial Statement and Key Investment Terms (2011, 2013)
Understanding Hotel Investment and Valuation Methodologies and Pro Formas/Analysis (2011, 2013)
Valuation of the Real Estate & Intangibles (2013)



5 Important Lessons Hospitality Companies Learned from Hurricane Matthew
13 Strategies for Improving Safety (2014)
A Global Survey of Hotel Fires: Mitigating Them and Reacting to Them (2011)
A New Approach to Safety (2007)
A Journey From Loss Control to Safety and Resilience: A Risk Manager’s Perspective (2011)
A Taxi, a Sedan, an Armored Car or Personal Security Detail (2015)
Aquatic Accident Investigations (2016)
Bed Bugs & Other Pesky Issues (2007)
Best Practices in Executive Protection (2013)
Best Practices in Passenger Terminal and Perimeter Security (2011)
Best Practices for Attorney’s, Internal Auditors, and Forensic Specialist (2013)
Business Response to Child Sex Trafficking (2012)
Combining Strong Security with Strong Procurement (2011)
CCTV’s (2014)
CCTVs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2007)
Common Issues and Solutions for Travel Safety and Security: The Industry Perspective (2011)
Current Issues in Loss Prevention (2012)
Current Trends and Patterns in Fraud and Criminal Behavior (2015)
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) (2018)
Cyber Security: Connecting the Expenditure to Risk (2018)
Data Security in the Hospitality World (2017)
Data Security Breaches: The Crucial Mistakes That Companies Most Often Make (2012)
Defending the Premises Liability Case (2005, 2008)
Dept of Homeland Security Resources for Hotels (2012)
Department of Homeland Security: The Office of Infrastructure Protection (2012)
Developing an Effective Loss Control Program (2007)
Developing a Property Level Network Security Plan (2003)
Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite You in Court (2010)
Do You OSAC? (2015)
Emergency Planning and Evacuation in Places of Lodging (2012)
Environmental Health (2006)
The Expert’s Perspective on Premises Liability Claims (2015)
Foreign Kidnapping and Ransom Demands (2015)
FCPA (2013)
FCPA: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure (2015)
Global Best Practice In The Hospitality Industry (2011)
Global Risks Peculiar to Resorts: Prevention, Management, Litigation (2011)
Global Travel Hot Spots (2013)
Global War on Bed Bugs (2011)
Ground Transportation Safety and Security Assessment (2013)
Have Gun Will Travel: Dealing with Firearms in the World of Hospitality (2012)
The Hidden Dangers of Travel and Infectious Disease (2015)
Hotel Foresight: A Hotel Terrorist Attack Playbook (2017)
Hotel Industry AED Program Legal Issues (2005)
Hotels: Common Vulnerabilities (2009)
Hotel Safety and Security Assessment (2013)
How to Defend a Title III ADA Accessibility Claim (2012)
Identity Theft Update & Hospitality Fraud 103 (2007)
“If You See Something, Say Something” Suspicious Activity Rules: Food & Beverage Specific (2010)
Incident Prevention and Response (2009)
Insurance Litigation Survey (2012)
Kidnapping: The Theory and Practice of Fear (2011)
Large or Complex Property Claims Resolution (2011)
Legionella – What’s in our Water? (2015)
Lessons Learned from Katrina (2007)
Lessons Learned from Recent Terrorist Attacks (2011)
Luxury Surfaces Can Make for a Slippery Business (2017)
Major Developments in Premises Security Liability (2006)
Managing Risk in Pools, Spas, and Workout Facilities (2011)
Medical Emergencies at Your Hotel, Restaurant or Business: An Analysis of Duty, Risk and Liability (2012)
Mitigating Security/Safety Risks (2011)
OSAC 101 (2013)
The Patriot Act and the Hotel Industry (2004)
Predicting the Next Terrorist Attack at a Hotel PPT (2017)
Preventing Fraud in the Hospitality Industry (2005)
Premises Securities Litigation (2018)
Premises Security What’s Reasonable Today (2003)
Regulatory Issues (2006)
Safety and Security Technology Update (2003)
Safety Incentive Programs (2003)
Secure Design Integration (2012)
Security Trends Regarding Development in Nigeria, Myanmar and Egypt (2012)
Solutions to Credit Card Fraud, PCI Compliance Tips, & Collecting on No-Show Reservations & Violations of No Smoking Rules (2008)
Something in the Water (2009)
Special Handling of Hospitality Claims involving Minor Children (2018)
Special Issues in Loss Prevention (2008)
Spotting & Handling Workplace Violence (2017)
Successor Liability: Even if you didn’t own it then, you might be liable (2017)
Taking Aim at Workplace Violence (2005)
The Claims Process (2009, 2012)
The Patriot Act and the Hotel Industry (2004)
The PCI Security Standards Council (2011)
Unintended Consequences (2017)
The US Travel Association’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Aviation Security: Findings and Recommendations (2011)
Threats, Vulnerabilities, Protective Measures & Protective Programs for Terrorist Threats (2008)
Thirteen Steps To Improve Safety, Increase Profitability & Reduce Legal Liability (2014)
Tips on Testifying with a Mock Deposition Demonstration (2008)
Understanding Duties of Care, Reasonable Care, Standards of Care, Negligence & Gross Negligence (2008)
Various Liability Issues (2010)



Anatomy of a Hospitality Data Breach (2015)
Best Practices in Data & IP Protection (2012)
Best Practices in Global Data Privacy Issues (2011)
Beyond PCI: The Advent of Cardholder Data Tokenization (2009)
Collision of Myspace, Your Space and Our Space (2012)
Critical Issues in Payment Card/Merchant Relations (2010)
Cruise Risks, Threats and Dangers: A Theory (2012)
Current Issues for Internet and Wi-Fi in Hotels and Restaurants (2012)
Cyber Security: Connecting the Expenditure to Risk (2018)
Data IP Protection Roundtable Summary (2013)
Data Privacy and Security Issues in the Hospitality Industry (2013)
Data Protection and Cyber Threats: Personal and Business Data at Severe Risk (2014)
Data Protection…it´s peanuts… (2018)
Data Security Incident Response Plans (2016)
Data Security in the Hospitality Industry (2009)
Demystifying Distribution (2015)
Department of Homeland Security Resources for Hotels & Travelers (2012)
E-Discovery and ESI – Don’t Leave Your Business Exposed (2013)
E-Discovery and Legal Holds (2014)
Electronic Payments: The Winds of Change, A Call to Action (2011)
Everyone’s Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks (2012)
Forensic Investigations – Lessons Learned in Managing a Data Breach (2010)
From Back of the Line to Headline (2010)
Hospitality Online: Protecting Your Valuable Key Words (2007)
Identity Theft in the Hospitality Industry (2006)
Information and Technology Risk (2009)
Intellectual Property Primer for the Hospitality Industry (2009)
Internet Marketing with User-Generated Content (2009)
Internet Reservations and Booking in Hotels (2004)
Latest in Biometric Technology (2012, 2013)
Legal Holds and the 7 Stages of Grief: Moving from “Shock and Despair” to “Acceptance and Hope” (2014)
Legislative and Regulatory Update: New Laws Regulations and Their Implications for the Hospitality Industry (2011)
Managing Blogs to Avoid the Loss of Trade Secrets  (2009)
Media and the Effect of Tourism (2011)
Mitigating Travel Risks to Africa (2012)
Mitigating Travel Risks to Latin America (2012)
Music Licensing Primer (2004)
Negotiating Third Party Internet Contracts in Hotels (2008)
New Hotel Development in the Current Environment (2012)
Operator Key Money, Silver Equity, Loans and Deficit Guaranties and the Related Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Issues (2012)
OSAC: Bridging the Information Gap (2014)
PCI Update: The Cisero’s Case (2012)
PCI Version 1.2 (2009)
Perspectives on Non-Traditional Distribution Channels (2013)
Post-Breach Remedies (2009)
Privacy, Data Security, and the Hospitality Industry: What Changing Laws Mean For You (2016)
Protecting Your IP (2013)
Restrictive Covenants: Protecting Your Assets and Trade Secrets (2018)
Security Breach Notifications (2009)
Social Media Investigation to Beat Liability & Drive Down Damages (2016)
The E-Cigarette: Navigating Uncharted Territory: Forum Summary (2015)
The New High Stakes Game (2010)
The Road to PCI Compliance: The Marriage of IT, Accounting and the Legal Fields (2009)
The Seven Deadly Sins of PCI Compliance (2009)
Top Topics – Patent Reform Legislation (2014)
To Whom am I Speaking?: Mobile Device Security for International Travelers (2015)
Trademark, Copyright and Sweepstakes Basics: Legal Considerations for Marketing, Branding, and Promotions (2011)
The Unintentional  Hacker (2018)
The U.S. Payment Card Industry (2010)
Unintended Consequences (2017)
Unique Challenges of Data Security for the Hospitality Industry – PPT (2017)
Use of Analytics in Dealing with Fraud & Corruption in the Hospitality Industry (2015)
Video Enhancement & Analysis (2016)
Who Owns the Data? (2015)


A “BIT” About Protecting International Investments (2017)
A Primer of Representing Cruise Ships and Beachfront Hotels (2010)
Best Practices in Responding to Travel Disruptions, Including Contagious Diseases and Other Hazards (2012)
Fighting Fraud in the Travel Industry in 8 Minutes of Less (2015)
Fundamentals and Best Practices of Tourism Security (2011)
GDS Issues 2011: A Seminar for GDS Subscriber (2011)
Global Best Practices in Transportation Safety & Security – Air, Sea, and Ground (2011)
Greece (2012)
Human Trafficking in Hotels (2016)
Human Trafficking Helplines (2016)
Human Trafficking: Is the Travel Industry Enabling it? (2011)
Human Trafficking: Legal  Risks and Compliance Challenges for In-House Counsel and their Advisors (2017)
Human Trafficking: Your Role in the Private Sector Response (2012)
Is It Time for Standard Protocols on Medical Travel & Tourism? (2011)
Jurisdictional Issues with Virtual Tour Ops and OTAs (2011)
Keeping Afloat: What Happens When Jurisdictional Problems Occur (2011)
Keeping the Traveler Safe (2012)
Managing Political Risk (2012)
Noroviruses: Q & A (2009)
Passenger Etiquette (2013)
Reservation for Exploitation: Recognizing, Preventing, and Confronting Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry (2018)
Special Resort Liability Issues (2011)
The Attorney’s Role in Mitigating Human Trafficking (2013)
The Hidden Dangers of Travel and Infectious Disease (2015)
Trademark Enforcement – Stopping Counterfeiters At the Border and At Events (2011)
Travel Industry Fraud (2012)
Trends in Travel Industry Fraud (2013)
What Every Travel Buyer and Supplier Needs to Know About Travel Law (2012)
What We Have Learned From Recent Travel Disruptions (2013)
When Problems Arise: What to Expect from Consulates and Embassies (2011)



Collective Bargaining (2006)
Collective Bargaining in the New Economy: What to Expect at the Bargaining Table in 2013 (2013)
Key Legislation Regarding the EFCA (2009)
It’s not your Father’s Union Anymore – Union’s Focus on the Hospitality Industry (2005)
NLRA – Union Organizing (2009)
The Nuts and Blots of Union Organizing – Summary (2009)
The Evolution of a Union Campaign (2011)
Recent Developments in Unions and Collective Bargaining (2009)
Unions & Collective Bargaining in the Hospitality Industry (2008)
Union Organizing in the Hospitality Industry: A Report from the Front (2007)