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 communities
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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 domestic
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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 identifiable
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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,
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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 2010
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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 5
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