Port Administration & Legal Issues Seminar

Port Administration & Legal Issues Seminar
Primarily focusing on U.S. legal issues, this two-day seminar covers the latest trends, challenges and risk management strategies for port administrators, finance officers, real estate managers, attorneys, and risk managers.

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 Elective Program

We appreciate the support of our event sponsors:






Seminar Location

Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 2

1801 SE 20th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316

Hotel Information (sleeping rooms only):
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 463-4000
Room Rate: $199.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: January 21, 2019

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***


$995 Member
$1195 Non-Member

2/12/2019 - 2/13/2019
Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 2 1801 SE 20th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember995.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1195.00



Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Sponsored by:  Nossaman, LLP

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

Tom Schroeter, Associate General Counsel, Port of Houston Authority, Chairman, AAPA Law Review Committee.
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM

The panelists will discuss current trends in employment law and other human resources issues.  Speakers will include W. Reynolds Allen, Of Counsel, Allen Norton & Blue, Tampa, FL and Lisa Griffin Hodgdon, Of Counsel, Nelson Mullins Broad & Cassel, Tampa, FL
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
8:45 AM

Sponsored by:  K&L Gates LLP

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM

Moderator: Louis Colletta, Jr., Executive Counsel, Port of New Orleans.   Speakers: Tom Tanaka, Deputy General Counsel, Port of Seattle; Mark Ittel, Partner, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Paul M. Heylman, Esq., Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Washington, DC.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Sponsored by:  Kelley Drye

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Hear about rail service issues including refusals of adequate service; the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act preemption (which provides railroads with a powerful tool to fight against local regulations that interfere with interstate commerce); and on-dock and rail access issues/projects.  Speakers will include Kevin M. Sheys, Esq., Partner, Nossaman, LLP, Gregory V. Iannarelli, Esq., Senior Director, Business Dev. & Chief Counsel, PhilaPort; Karyn A. Booth, Partner, Thompson, Hine & Flory; and Dawn McIntosh, Deputy City Attorney, Long Beach City Attorney Office.
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
1:30 PM

Sponsored by Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM

Discussion Leader: Andrew W. Homer, Special Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warre n LLP, La Jolla, CA.  Speakers: Erik Neugaard, MS, AICP, CWB, PWS, Environmental Program Manager, Port Everglades; Frederick L. Aschauer, Jr., Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Tallahassee, FL; and Peter R. Knight, Esq., Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, CT.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM

Sponsored by Port Everglades
5:30 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Sponsored by:  Baker Wotring LLP

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

Speakers will address discuss updates on Shipping Act regulation of leases and Federal Maritime Commission cases.   Moderator: Heather McCloskey, Deputy City Attorney, Port of Los Angeles.  Speakers:  John Longstreth, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, DC  and Ashley W. Craig, Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, DC.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Speakers: C. Jonathan Benner, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC and Matthew J. Antonelli, Associate, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Washington, DC.
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM

Sponsored by Thompson Coburn LLP
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM

A discussion of upcoming longshore labor agreements as well as the impact on ports of the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME finding that that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.   Speaker: Paul M. Heylman, Esq., Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Washington, DC.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Sponsored by:   Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

This session will explain what port authorities should look for in their insurance programs and provide practical tips about how to maximize recovery of insurance claims.  Speaker: Robert M. Horkovich, Esq., Chair, Insurance Recovery Group, Anderson Kill, New York, NY
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Speaker: Danny W. Wan, Port Attorney, Port of Oakland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM

Discussion Leader: Thomas G. Schroeter, Associate General Counsel, Port Houston, Chairman, AAPA Law Review Committee.  Speakers: Joseph M. Lawless, Senior Transportation Security Specialist, Edward Davis LLC, Boston. MA; and Christy Coffey, VP of Operations, Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO), NASA/Kennedy Space Center, FL; Al Leiva, Of Counsel, Baker Donelson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM

5:00 PM
5:00 PM

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 Anderson Kill (212) 278-1322  19ADMLEGAL
 Baker Wotring LLP (713) 980-1717  19ADMLEGAL
 Dial Cordy and Associates Inc. (910) 251-9790  19ADMLEGAL
 EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC (410) 771-4950  19ADMLEGAL
 K&L Gates LLP (202) 661-6250  19ADMLEGAL
 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (713) 355-5000  19ADMLEGAL
 Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (561) 640-0820  19ADMLEGAL
 Nossaman, LLP (202) 887-1400  19ADMLEGAL
 Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (202) 333-8800  19ADMLEGAL
 Thompson Coburn LLP (202) 585-6900  19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Ray AllainPort of Iberia (337) 364-1065tracyd@portofiberia.comALLAIN, RAY19ADMLEGAL
Mr. W. Reynolds AllenAllen Norton & BlueOf Counsel(813) 251-1210rallen@anblaw.comALLEN, W. REYNOLDS19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Matthew J. AntonelliSaul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLPAssociate(202) 295-6608Matt.Antonelli@saul.comANTONELLI, MATTHEW19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Frederick L. Aschauer, Jr.Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (850) 222-5702faschauer@llw-law.comASCHAUER, FREDERICK19ADMLEGAL
Dr. Melissa BaldoLamar University College of BusinessInstructor melissa.baldo@lamar.eduBALDO, MELISSA19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Vincent BartholomewPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictTerminal Superintendent(409) 983-2029Vince@portpa.comBARTHOLOMEW, VINCENT19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Lauren M. BeagenMassachusetts Port AuthorityMaritime Project Manager(617) 946-4416LBeagen@massport.comBEAGEN, LAUREN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Kevin BeardsleyDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityChief Financial Officer(218) 727-8525kbeardsley@duluthport.comBEARDSLEY, KEVIN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. C. Jonathan BennerThompson Coburn LLPPartner(202) 585-6985jbenner@thompsoncoburn.comBENNER, C. JONATHAN19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Karyn A. BoothThompson, Hine & FloryPartner(202) 331-8800Karyn.Booth@ThompsonHine.comBOOTH, KARYN19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Leah BrassoPort EvergladesDirector of Finance(954) 468-3513lbrasso@broward.orgBRASSO, LEAH19ADMLEGAL
Mr. William G. BrodyProvport Inc.General Counsel(401) 781-4717wgbesq@aol.comBRODY, WILLIAM19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Dane C. BruunWelder Leshin LLPPartner dbruun@welderleshin.comBRUUN, DANE19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Isidro CastanonMatagorda County Navigation District #1 - Port of PalaciosAttorney(361) 972-6006ICASTANON@ASDH.comCASTANON, ISIDRO19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Christy CoffeyMaritime & Port Security ISAOVP of Operations christy.coffey@mpsisao.orgCOFFEY, CHRISTY19ADMLEGAL
Victor Hugo Colace, PPMConsorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Bahía BlancaJefe Área Legal011-54-29-1401-9001vcolace@puertobahiablanca.com.arCOLACE, VICTOR19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Katharine R. CollettaChaffe McCall, L.L.P.  colletta@chaffe.comCOLLETTA, KATHARINE19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Louis Colletta, Jr. Executive Counsel  COLLETTA, LOUIS19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Jennifer Cowan, EsqBryant Miller Olive Of CounselAttorney(813) 273-6677jcowan@bmolaw.comCOWAN, JENNIFER19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Ashley W. CraigVenable LLPPartner .(202) 344-4351awcraig@venable.comCRAIG, ASHLEY19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Jonathan DanielsMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportExecutive Director & CEO(228) 865-4300jdaniels@shipmspa.comDANIELS, JONATHAN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.orgELIE, JEAN19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Donna E. EymardBrownsville Navigation District - Port of BrownsvilleDeputy Port Director(956) 838-7010deymard@portofbrownsville.comEYMARD, DONNA19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Melissa Folse OubrePort of South LouisianaExecutive Counsel(985) 652-9278 X7022mfolse@portsl.comFOLSE OUBRE, MELISSA19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Raquel ForbesPort Authority of JamaicaAsst Vice President, Legal, Reg. & Corp. Affairs (876) 922-0290, x2311rforbes@portjam.comFORBES, RAQUEL19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Rick GallowayEA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC  rgalloway@eaest.comGALLOWAY, RICK19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Jodi GibsonAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesManager of Training and Programs(253) 238-0446jgibson@aapa-ports.orgGIBSON, JODI19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Stephen W. GlusmanPort of Greater Baton RougeDirector of Corporate and Legal Affairs(225) 342-1660glusmans@portgbr.comGLUSMAN, STEPHEN19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Jean GodwinAmerican Association of Port Authorities (703) 684-5700jgodwin@aapa-ports.orgGODWIN, JEAN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Guy N. GoodsonGermer PLLCPartner(409) 654-6730ggoodson@germer.comGOODSON, GUY19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Roberta Y. Goto, Esq.Massachusetts Port AuthoritySenior Legal Counsel, Real Estate(617) 568-3149rgoto@massport.comGOTO, ROBERTA19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Lisa Griffin HodgdonNelson Mullins Broad & CasselOf Counsel(813) 225-3035lisa.hodgdon@nelsonmullins.comGRIFFIN HODGDON, LISA19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Steven A. HerumHerum CrabtreeAttorney(209) 472-7700sherum@herumcrabtree.comHERUM, STEVEN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Paul M. Heylman, Esq.Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLPPartner(202) 342-3422Paul.Heylman@saul.comHEYLMAN, PAUL19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Andrew W. HomerKelley Drye & Warren LLPSpecial Counsel(713) 355-5000ahomer@kelleydrye.comHOMER, ANDREW19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Robert M. Horkovich, Esq.Anderson KillManaging Shareholder(212) 278-1322rhorkovich@andersonkill.comHORKOVICH, ROBERT19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Gregory V. Iannarelli, Esq.Port of Wilmington, Delaware - GT USA Wilmington LLCGeneral Counsel(302) 472-7800giannarelli@gulftainer.comIANNARELLI, GREGORY19ADMLEGAL
Mr. George F. Isiminger, P.E.Port ManateeSenior Director of Planning, Engineering and Environmental Affairs(941) 650-3451gisiminger@portmanatee.comISIMINGER, GEORGE19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Mark IttelBermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.Partner(954) 627-5106mittel@bermelloajamil.comITTEL, MARK19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Patrick K. Jordan, Esq.Port of AlbanyGeneral Counsel(518) 463-8763pjordan@portofalbany.usJORDAN, PATRICK19ADMLEGAL