Thursday, January 24, 2019|
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Bootcamp: A Guided Tour of the Mediation and Arbitration Processes|
The ADR Bootcamp is designed to teach what every lawyer needs to know about both mediation and arbitration,
and provide tips for effective ADR advocacy. Approximately 97 percent of all filed cases end up settling, and binding arbitrations are becoming more prevalent. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone the skills that you will use in almost every case!
CO-CHAIRS: Stephen M. Uthoff and Eric R. Benton
SPEAKERS: TLA Members Gordon McAuley and Frank Botta. More to come!
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.||
Corporate Counsel Reception (corporate counsel attendees only)|
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.||
Welcome Reception (all attendees)|
Thursday Night Dinner - Devon Seafood Grill (separate registration and fee required)|
Friday, January 25, 2019|
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.||
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.|
Hillary Arrow Booth, TLA President, Booth LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Timothy S. Groustra, Principal, Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook, Mt. Clemens, MI
Matthew P. Barrette, Sullivan Hincks & Conway, Oak Brook, IL
|8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.||
Self-Introduction of Participants|
8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.|
State of the Industry – How Blockchain Will Revolutionize the Transportation Industry
Blockchain technology is expected to revolutionize the entire logistics and transportation industry. Learn what it is all about from the transportation blockchain leader.
PRESENTER: Chris Burruss, President, Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), Washington, D.C.
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.||
Casualty I – Hindsight Bias in Legal Judgment |
Hindsight bias involves an exaggerated belief in the predictability of a specific event, once that event becomes known. Learn about hindsight bias, explore ways to mitigate it and its impact in negligence cases.
PRESENTER: Neal Roese, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
|10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.||
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.||
Casualty II – How to Account for Hindsight Bias in Defending Your Claims |
A panel of TLA experts will provide best practices concerning how to combat hindsight bias in transportation litigation, including pitfalls to avoid.
PRESENTERS: William Toles Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP, Dallas, TX
Michael J. Judy, Dysert Taylor, Kansas City, MO
Erik E. Ekvall, Ekvall & Byrne, LLP, Dallas, TX
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||
Lost at Sea: How Defeat was Snagged from the Jaws of Victory|
The panel will examine the many ethical issues that can arise in litigation in the context of a recent case in Illinois, Vandenberg v. Brunswick.
Robert Reeb, Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C., Chicago, IL
PRESENTERS: Mary K. Foster, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL
Kim E. Stoll, Fernandes Hearn, LLP, Toronto, ON
Katy Beth Carr, Carr Allison, Florence, AL
12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. ||
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.||
Employment Law and the Gig Economy|
Learn the new issues created by the gig economy in classifying workers as independent contractors as opposed to employees. The panel will address how some state courts are classifying workers and explore how statutory schemes, such as the New York Black Car Fund, provide an alternative to traditional approaches to this modern problem.
PRESENTERS: Vito S. Bochicchio, Rulis & Bochicchio, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
Matthew W. Duas, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, New York, NY
Ira Goldstein, Executive Director, Black Car Fund, New York, NY
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.|
– Handling Lien Issues in the Transportation Setting: Land & Sea
Learn the key differences as well as the practical and procedural considerations for various types of liens.
PRESENTERS: Shari Freidman, Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C., Chicago, IL
Jeffrey E. Cox, Seaton & Husk, LP Vienna, VA
Daniel Sbanotto, Transplace, Fayetteville, AR
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.||
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.||
Cargo II – Reefer Trailers and Perishable Food Claims
Understanding how the reefer equipment and its systems work, how to analyze in-transit temperature data, and how to evaluate perishable food claims and the applicable defenses.
MODERATOR: Jaclyne Reive, Fernandes Hearn LLP, Toronto, Ontario
PRESENTERS: Joe DiPaola, National Director, US Marine Insurance Group
Sam Rizzitelli, Allianz
Lindsay Glass, Iron Apple International
|4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.||Contracts – Trends in Transportation Contracts|
This panel will explore contractual issues arising with the ever-expanding use of non-commercially licensed drivers for home deliveries.
PRESENTERS: Hank E. Seaton, Seaton and Husk, Vienna, VA
William D. Bierman, Price Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, PC, Woodcliff Lake, NJ