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.***

Registration:

$995 Member
$1195 Non-Member

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

Event Pricing

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

Program

   

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

 
Sponsored by:  Nossaman, LLP

Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM
Tom Schroeter, Associate General Counsel, Port of Houston Authority, Chairman, AAPA Law Review Committee.
Time
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
Time
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
8:45 AM
Sponsored by:  K&L Gates LLP

Time
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.
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Sponsored by:  Kelley Drye

Time
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 Attorney, Long Beach City Attorney Office.
Time
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
1:30 PM
Time
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM
Discussion Leader: William J. Jackson, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Houston, TX.   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.
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM
Sponsored by Port Everglades
Time
5:30 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

 
Sponsored by:  Baker Wotring LLP

Time
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.   Speakers:  John Longstreth, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, DC  and Ashley W. Craig, Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, DC.
Time
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.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM
Time
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.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Sponsored by:   Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Time
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
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Moderator: Debra Tsuchiyama Baker, Managing Partner, Baker Wotring LLP.   Speaker: Danny W. Wan, Port Attorney, Port of Oakland
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Time
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM
Discussion Leader: Thomas G. Schroeter, Associate General Counsel, Port Houston, Chairman, AAPA Law Review Committee
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM
Time
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

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Attendee Roster

RegistrantOrganizationTitlePhoneEmail
 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
 Nossaman, LLP (202) 887-1400ksheys@nossaman.com 19ADMLEGAL
 Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (202) 333-8800  19ADMLEGAL
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. Kevin BeardsleyDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityChief Financial Officer(218) 727-8525kbeardsley@duluthport.comBEARDSLEY, KEVIN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. David BilletdeauxPort of BentonPort Attorney(509) 375-3060david@portofbenton.comBILLETDEAUX, DAVID19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Katharine R. CollettaChaffe McCall, L.L.P.  colletta@chaffe.comCOLLETTA, KATHARINE19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Louis Colletta, Jr.Port of New OrleansExecutive Counsel(504) 528-3203Louis.Colletta@portnola.comCOLLETTA, LOUIS19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Jennifer Cowan, EsqLewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.Attorney(941) 708-4040jcowan@llw-law.comCOWAN, JENNIFER19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.orgELIE, JEAN19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Peter R. Knight, Esq.Robinson & Cole LLPPartner(860) 275-8387pknight@rc.comKNIGHT, PETER19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Carl LabergeSaguenay Port AuthorityGeneral Manager/CEO(418) 697-0250, x204claberge@portsaguenay.caLABERGE, CARL19ADMLEGAL
Ms. Heather M. McCloskeyPort of Los AngelesDeputy City Attorney(310) 732-3750hmccloskey@portla.orgMCCLOSKEY, HEATHER19ADMLEGAL
Mrs. Christie NielsenPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictDirector of Port Administration(504) 682-7920cnielsen@pphtd.comNIELSEN, CHRISTIE19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Tom TanakaPort of SeattleDeputy General Counsel(206) 787-3007tanaka.t@portseattle.orgTANAKA, TOM19ADMLEGAL
Mr. Paul H. ThrelkeldGeorgia Ports Authority  pht@olivermaner.comTHRELKELD, PAUL19ADMLEGAL
Mrs. Chambrel R. WilliamsPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictComptroller(504) 682-7920criley@pphtd.comWILLIAMS, CHAMBREL19ADMLEGAL