On Friday November 10, I attended a Veterans’ Day reception at Georgetown University Law Center, honoring students and alumni who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  One of the speakers was CPT Ashley Nichols, a West Point graduate who served in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer, and is now a 2L at
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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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October 26-27, 2017 Hot off the press, here is the brochure for the 6th Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.  It is my privilege to co-chair this conference.  In addition to 7 General Counsels, 4 Chief Financial Officers and 2 CEOs from the hotel and lodging industry, this year’s agenda features a keynote
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I was quoted in the Washington City Paper last month, on the Family and Medical Leave Act and other laws relevant to a crisis of addiction among restaurant employees.

Here is an article on remarks by Canadian lawyer Gregory Biniowsky at last month’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, on the subject of U.S. hotel investment in Cuba.

Airbnb and its competitors in the “home rental” industry were a frequent topic of discussion at this year’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit.  Here is an article on panel that included some debate on legal issues between representatives of that industry and the hotel industry.