Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA

Committee Meetings

Thursday, May 12

Friday, May 13

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Truth in Leasing Litigation--Strategies for Motor Carriers
Panelists will discuss (i) Litigation involving Motor Carrier Truth in Leasing Requirements and (ii) Restrictive Covenant Agreements including Non-Competes Affecting Transportation and Logistics Entities. This is a joint presentation by the Commercial and Business Litigation & Labor and Human Resources committees.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

Committee Meeting.  See agenda for meeting posted in meeting mobile app.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the DEI Committee.  We look forward to input from all TLA members on what they want to see from the DEI committee, and how we can serve the TLA membership. We will have a short presentation regarding microaggression, general defined as, “the everyday verbal, non-verbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) and their Impact on Litigation - CLE Credit
This session will discuss various ADAS systems and how they work on commercial vehicles and how the data that they obtain and retain can be used in civil litigation. This is a joint CLE presentation by the Casualty & Motor Carrier committees.
Moderator: Jeff Pincus and Bill Pentecost
Presenter(s): Ashley (Al) Dunn, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer, SEA, Ltd., Columbus, OH
Lauren R. Eichaker, Ph.D., CAISS, Biomedical/Biomechanics Consultant, SEA, Ltd., Columbus, OH
Shelley Bennett, Senior Vice President, Lytx, General Counsel
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Antitrust and Unfair Trade Practices
Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
International Trade and Transportation
Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
New and Young Lawyers Committee
We will have a 90 minute meeting with speakers Ashley Winsky and Dustin Paul on building the practice, client development, social media, or other practical skill sets that transportation lawyers are developing.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Freight Claims Committee -- The Ultimate Defenses – Act of Act and Public Enemy - CLE Credit
This Breakout Session of the Freight Claims Committee will review the Act of God Defense generally, both in the context of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Carmack  Amendment.  We will also touch upon issues relating to War Risk Insurance. The current international situation with the war in Ukraine will be considered.
Presenter(s): Robert L. Reeb, Shareholder, Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Federal Regulations & Logistics and E-Commerce Joint Committee Meeting
Joint Committee Meeting with the Federal Regulations & Logistics and E-Commerce Joint Committees
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rail Committee
Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Corporate Counsel Committee
Corporate Counsel Roundtable - Member introductions, followed by roundtable discussion on topics Corp. Counsel would like to see addressed in future TTL articles, webinars, or conference panels.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Technology Committee
Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Air Committee - Lets Get Active!
Highlight some of our new members and plan action items for the coming year.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ADR Committee Meeting
John Lane will discuss “Lessons from Maritime Arbitration: a case study” using the Supreme Court’s 2010 landmark decision in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. Animal Feeds Int’l Corp. to demonstrate arbitration issues including manifest disregard of the law, class arbitration claims, and arbitrators’ misconduct in exceeding their powers, in a maritime anti-trust setting.