2022 ATLP 93rd Annual Meeting 

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Social Activities

6:00 PM                               Young Professionals Happy Hour, PS Speakeasy (next door to Hotel)

6:00 PM                               Board of Director’s Dinner, gather at PS Speakeasy (next to Hotel)

Kansas City Night Life!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM           Board of Director’s meeting, Midland Room

1:15 PM – 5:00 PM             Registration & Information, Mezzanine

1:50 PM – 5:00 PM             General Session at Hotel Phillips. Phillips Room, 3rd flr

1:50 PM                                 Welcome! ATLP President, Jameson Rice

1:55 PM                                 General Business Session II: Presentation of the Slate of Nominees 2022-23

2:00 PM                                 Modal Updates : Contributing Editors of the Association Highlights newsletter, provide updates representing each of the                                                   modes in transportation.
Moderators:        Justin Marks, Clark Hill PLC, Washington, DC
Aviation:               Evan Kwarta, Condon & Forsyth LLP, New York. NY
Passenger Rail:   Daniel C. Orlaskey, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Washington, DC
HazMat:                Robin Rotman, Van Ness Feldman LLP, Washington, DC
Maritime:              Katie Matison, Lane Powell PC, Seattle, WA
Motor Carrier:      Jameson Rice, Holland & Knight, LLP, Jacksonville, FL
Railroads:              Linda Stein, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

4:00 PM                              Multi-Modal Technology, What's new?: Cyber Security, Data Standardization, and Supply Chain Digitalization.
Moderator/Presenter: Nicholas O. McCann, Wilson Elser, LLP, Seattle, WA
Presenter: Kristine O. Little, GKG Law PC, Washington, DC

 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM           Welcome Reception @ Hotel Phillips, Mezzanine

Dine around with others at various area restaurants, visit https://www.atlp.org/dine-arounds-kc

Monday, June 27, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM            Breakfast Buffet/Committee & TEAM discussions, Crystal Room

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM            Registration & Information at Stinson LLP

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM             General Business Session II: Election of the Slate of Nominees 2022-23

9:10 AM – 12:15 PM          General Session: Supply-Chain Issues

9:10 AM                                Government and the Supply Chain: Government leaders from maritime and rail discuss the recent supply chain crisis and their legal powers or lack of powers to work towards a solution to this complex problem. They will also discuss what other difficulties can arise when working to improve the supply chain and what other tools they can use to make things better
Moderator: Daniel R. Elliott, GKG Law, Washington, DC
Karen Hedlund, Member, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC
Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

10:10 AM                            Morning Break

10:25 AM                            Supply Chain – What keeps the lawyers up at night? This panel will explore legal and policy issues impacts on the supply chain including vaccine mandates, cybersecurity directives, and liability issues flowing from supply chain disruption.
Moderator: David F. Rifkind, Stinson LLP, Washington, DC
Susan Ebner, Stinson LLP, Washington, DC
Trey Hodgkins, Trey Hodgkins Consulting

11:30 AM                            Take a Journey back in time and hear former STB Chairs’ perspectives on current-day issues: Past STB Chairs will review current happenings and offer their take on what happens next.
Moderator: Ray Atkins, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Daniel Elliott, GKG Law, Washington, DC
Deb L. Miller, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (invited)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM            Keynote Presentation: Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President & CEO,
                                                 Kansas City Southern Railway Company

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM              General Session

1:30 PM                                  Deal Me In: M&A for Transportation Attorneys: Transportation attorneys are often brought into mergers and acquisitions to provide due diligence and other advice. This panel will provide an overview of the M&A process, the legal issues at play, and the role that a transportation attorney might play in a transaction. It also will discuss M&A trends involving transportation and how investors evaluate a deal.
Moderator: Jason Tutrone, Thompson Hine LLP, Washington, DC
Heidi Hornung-Scherr, Scudder Law Firm PC, Lincoln, NE
Louis Amato-Gauci, Miller Thomson LLP, Toronto, ON
James Samuelsen, Principal, Bluejay Capital Partners,  Jacksonville, FL 


2:35 PM                                Covid-19: Labor/Employment Issues and Their Impact on the Supply Chain: The panel will discuss the various ways in which Covid-19 has affected the recruitment, retention, and productivity of the workforce in the transportation and logistics industries (such as vaccine mandates, enhanced sanitary and/or social distancing measures), and the resultant impact on the supply chain.

Presenter: Charles W. Shewmake, Holland & Knight LLP, Dallas, TX

3:35 PM                                Afternoon Break

3:45 PM                                Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals: Members of the CSCMP Kansas City Roundtable (multi-modal industry professionals) will gather to discuss supply chain issues from the Logistics professional’s purview and working with their legal partners to counsel and protect them throughout issues caused by the pandemic.

Moderator: Mark Coulter, Rouse PC, Kansas City MO

Jeffrey Davis, BNSF, 
Al Mauro, Hallmark
Brad Williams, UPS


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                Networking Reception, Passing of the Gavel, President's recognitions

Dine around with others at various area restaurants

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM             Breakfast Buffet/Meet the new Executive Director, Lyric

8:15 AM – 12:00 PM           Registration & Information at Stinson LLP

8:30 AM – 2:15 PM             General Session

8:30 AM                              The Intersection of Railroads and Trucks at “Humped Crossings” A discussion of issues within railroad law of which trucking companies should be aware, including FELA claims and how they are different, crossing statutes, and federal law relating to motor carriers and others.
Moderator: Jameson B. Rice, Holland & Knight LLP, Jacksonville, FL
Al Teel, Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, AL

Scott Stratton, USDOT/FMCSA Expert

9:35 AM                              Rough Seas Ahead: Emerging Issues in the Maritime Industry: In the past year the Maritime Industry has seen several leaps forward and a more than a few set backs. While technological advancements are moving forward are a record pace, including autonomous vessels, automated container operations, and autonomous technol- ogy for inland routes, the pandemic has increased crewing and supply chain issues causing headaches for carriers and customers alike. This panel will provide a primer on these topics as well as other emerging issues in the Maritime industry, including cyber security threats and crisis management.
Moderator/Presenter: Sarah Sweet, BLG, Toronto, ON
Mark Newcomb, ZIM

10:35 AM                            Morning Break

10:50 AM                            Violence Against Airline Cabin Crew: Why Violence is on the Rise and the Legal Challenges in Reducing it: Passenger violence against airline cabin crew, and flight attendants in particular, has risen dramatically since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the institution of passenger mask requirements. This panel will discuss the legal ramifications of that increased violence and the legal challenges airlines must confront when attempting to reduce it. In particular, the panel will examine the applicability of OSHA requirements and regulations, airlines’ abil- ity to ban passengers, the antitrust issues associated with the sharing of banned passenger lists among airlines, and airlines’ efforts to work with the FAA to regulate passenger conduct.
Moderator: Evan Kwarta, Condon & Forsyth LLP, New York, NY
John  Maggio, Condon & Forsyth LLP, New York, NY
Representative Assn of Flight Attendants 

Representative Antitrust Attorney

Box Lunch served in General Session room

11:55 PM                            Motor Carrier Issues of the day

Moderator/Presenter: Dirk Beckwith, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Southfield, MI
Ken Hoffman, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, PC, Kansas City, MO
Melissa Dixon, Dixon Insurance & ITL, Fargo, ND


1:15 PM                             Ethics presentation: Mark Hinderks, Stinson LLP, Kansas City, MO

2:15 pm                      Meeting Adjourned