I am privileged to co-chair the annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center. For this year’s conference, our seventh, we are trying something new. A common theme that will run through most of this year’s sessions is risk allocation. Primarily, we will discuss allocation of risk among the three principal communitiesContinue Reading
Congratulations to my student Kelleye Eller, M.P.S. on completion of her Master of Professional Studies degree in Global Hospitality Leadership at Georgetown University. Ms. Eller titled her graduate thesis Securing U.S. Hotels in the Age of Terrorism: The Hoteliers’ Perspective. In her capstone paper and executive summary and presentation, she thoroughly examines the challenges that domesticContinue Reading
Here is a short but informative article in that was published today by Hotel News Now, which discusses how some hotel companies are revisiting their “Do Not Disturb” policies after the shooting incident in Las Vegas last October. This semester, I am privileged to serve as a thesis adviser to a graduate student at Georgetown UniversityContinue Reading
It has been Lannan Legal’s privilege to work with ECPAT-USA to advise hotel companies on how to fight human trafficking activities in their properties. Click here for more information from ECPAT-USA on this important issue.
State of Washington v. Motel 6 Operating L.P.: The Latest Episode in Law Enforcement Agencies’ Demands for Access to Guest Records Last Wednesday January 3, Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of Motel 6, alleging that the company violated state law by regularly providing hotel guests’ personally identifiableContinue Reading
This week, I published an article, “Hotel Restaurant License & Consulting Agreements with Celebrity Chef Companies,” in Hotel Executive. If you have difficulty accessing the article through the above link, here is a copy. Hotel Executive removed footnote numbers from the text of the article, while retaining the text of the footnotes below it. Here isContinue Reading
Skift ran an article on November 4, titled “Hotel and Motel Employees Can be a Force in Spotting Human-Trafficking.” Bob Lannan has conducted this training for clients of Lannan Legal PLLC and others in the hotel industry. Please contact us if you would be interested in training for your employees.
It was my privilege to represent the hotel and lodging industry in a discussion/debate titled “Point-Counterpoint: Contracting Issues We Face Today,” at a meeting of the Potomac Chapter of MPI (Meeting Professionals International), which was held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on Wednesday November 1. Opposite me in this discussion was my friend Jim Goldberg,Continue Reading
At this year’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center, Bob Lannan moderated a panel discussion on “Anti-Corruption Statutes and Legal Ethics.” The panel explored issues that arise in the international hotel and lodging industry under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1 et seq. and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010Continue Reading
Bob Lannan was privileged to co-chair another successful Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center last week. This year’s conference drew 330 attendees, including representatives of over 60 hotel and lodging companies and over 60 law firms. Attendees arrived from at least 25 states in the United States, as well as 5Continue Reading