November 8, 2019

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Minneapolis, MN

Program Schedule

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN': Logistics and the Law in Today's Marketplace

The 52nd TLI will keep you abreast of industry trends, recent case law and regulations, and technological developments. It will also feature diverse speakers, who have great industry insight. An ethics panel will discuss the goals and difficulties of balancing the interests of different stakeholders when representing a client.

Schedule subject to change. 

Friday, November 8

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Jeffrey Simmons, Chief Legal Officer, GlobalTranz, Scottsdale, AZ, TLA President
Jonathan Abramson, Kissinger & Fellman, P.C., Denver, CO, 2019 TLI Program Co-Chair
Beata Shapiro, Wilson Elser Moskiwitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Boston, MA, 2019 TLI Program Co-Chair
Heather Devine, Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin + Lang LLP, Toronto, ON, CTLA President
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sign O' the Times
Biometrics and other incursions of technology have unique implications for the transportation sector. Panelists will explore biometric and other mechanisms for screening and monitoring employees and issues and regulations related to use of such methods versus employee privacy and religious rights, as well as practical considerations for employers.
Madison Bulman, Associate, Mathis Law Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Almeida, Partner, Benesch Law, Chicago, IL
Matt Levine, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, CLEAR, New York, NY
Allison Meiners, Director of Safety, Ruan Transportation, Des Moines, IA
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Little Red Corvette Baby You're Much Too Fast...
What’s it worth? The panelists will provide a case study comparison of laws relevant to the valuation of casualty
claims in four states, including joint and several liability, collateral sources, set-offs, apportionments, caps on punitive damages, claims for negligent selection or negligent hiring/retention being permitted despite separate from claim of vicarious liability, wrongful death and survivorship, etc.
June J. Essis, Partner, Weber Gallagher, Philadelphia, PA
Rebecca L. Burroughs, Associate, Ward Hocker Thornton, Louisville, KY
Mehdi Arradizadeh, Vice President of Safety & Risk Management, Anderson Trucking Service, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Matthew Valauri, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, Stamford, CT
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Diamonds and Pearls
Panelists will discuss the risks and risk mitigation options, regulations and operational challenges of transporting high-risk, high-value cargo such as fine art, fine jewelry, cannabis products, and currency.
Beata Shapiro, Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Boston, MA
Jesse Reichenberger, ARC, Special Product Manager, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, Neenah, WI
Simon Hornby, President, Crozier Fine Arts, New York, New York
Tim Morland, Director of Compliance and Government Affairs, Kiva Confections
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
I'm So Confused
Panelists will cover significant statutory and regulatory exemptions to federal jurisdiction over motor carriage, including: (1) the FAAAA exclusions; (2) municipal commercial zones; (3) motor transportation incidental to air, rail, and water carriage; (4) exempt commodities; and (5) the 100-airmile radius terminal exemption.
Dustin M. Paul, Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP, Norfolk, VA
Eric A. Baker, Partner, Frost Brown Todd, LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Sara Candioto, Legal Counsel, SIRVA, Inc., Ft. Wayne, IN
C. Fredric Marcinak, Partner, Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP, Greenville, SC
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Every Day is a Winding Road
The panelists will discuss broker liability, including a survey of recent case law pertaining to broker liability for cargo and casualty claims, developments in contractual issues involving agreements with shippers and carriers, and insurance coverage options and issues.
Michael Kroul, President, KTI, Inc., Minnetonka, MN
Jeffrey R. Simmons, Chief Legal Officer, Globaltranz, Scottsdale, AZ
Justin Olsen, Vice President, Legal & Risk, England Logistics, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Chris Mcloughlin, Risk Manager, North America Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gotta Serve Somebody
The panelists will discuss the legal, ethical, and practical implications for attorneys involved in a claim or lawsuit where the client and other stake holders have competing perspectives and goals. What are an attorney’s duties and responsibilities to the client, the insurer, the general counsel, and other stake holders in this situation? Practically, how does the attorney navigate and balance the interests and personalities in the room? In this presentation, hear from these stakeholders and learn effective strategies in these types of situations based on the panelists’ own experiences.
David A. Senter, Jr., Attorney, Young Moore and Henderson, P.A., Raleigh, NC
Edwin S. Norris, Manager and Legal Counsel – Commercial Liability, Protective Insurance, Indianapolis, IN
Cedar Abadie, Associate General Counsel – Litigation, The Dart Network, Eagan, MN
Joseph E. Blitch, Shareholder, Blitch Westley Barrette, S.C., Windermere, FL