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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If you celebrate Christmas, have young children and live in the United States, chances are you have at least one Elf on the Shelf.  My family now has two.  The first of these came to us in 2011 and my children named him Elfie.  The following year, they had second thoughts and decided to rename
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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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