University of Texas School of Law
20th Annual
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Oct 14, 2011 South Texas College of Law
Conference Concluded
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2011 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the conference with their annual overview of recent developments in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and at the national level. Program highlights include economic loss claims under OPA 90, the Jones Act's effect on operations and transactions, proximate cause after CSX v. McBride, arbitration clauses—when to use them and how, the use of Coast Guard reports in litigation, and more.

The program features a judges panel on OCSLA issues including jurisdiction, choice of law, indemnity and remedies with Hon. W. Eugene Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Hon. Harold R. DeMoss Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

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Schedule

Friday Morning, Oct. 14, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Anacarolina Estaba, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX

7:45 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.50 hrs

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

This paper is the twelfth of an annual series that tries to flag everything of genuine importance nationally and everything of significant interest from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

David W. Robertson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

The Jury Trial Option in Cases of Combined Admiralty and "Law Side" Jurisdiction: Invoking and Avoiding Rule 9(h)

Douglas C. Longman Jr., Jones Walker - Lafayette, LA

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

1.50 hrs

Judges Panel: OCSLA Issues

Jurisdiction, choice of law, indemnity, and remedies.

Moderator:
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Hon. W. Eugene Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - Lafayette, LA
Panelists:
Harold R. DeMoss Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

12:15 pm
Break to Pick Up Lunch

Included in conference registration fee.

Friday Afternoon, Oct. 14, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

12:30 pm

0.75 hr

Economic Loss Claims under the Federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990: A Debate

The federal OPA was enacted by Congress in part to provide relief to persons suffering certain forms of economic harm as a result of the release of oil into navigable waters. At question: how do you define who gets to claim?

John C. P. Goldberg, Harvard Law School - Cambridge, MA
David W. Robertson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

1:15 pm
Break

1:30 pm

1.00 hr ethics

What to Do If Your Client is Misbehaving

Real world questions regarding ethics, the law and what your client has asked you to hide or do are discussed using a question and answer format.

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, Fugro, Inc. - Houston, TX

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

What the Jones Act Means to You

Real world examples of how the U.S. coastwide trade laws affect operations and transactions.

David Jungman, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

State of the Law after CSX v. McBride

After several years of uncertainty about the role of proximate cause in FELA/Jones Act cases, the Supreme Court has resolved the debate. How did we get here, and what does the Court's answer mean?

David M. Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Environmental Issues Arising Out of Hydraulic Fracturing On and Near Navigable Waters

David Matthew Bates, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Criminalization of Seafarers: Use of Coast Guard Reports

Can Coast Guard records be used in litigation? How?

Reginald E. McKamie, Law Office Of Reginald E. McKamie, Sr., - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Cutting Edge Issues in Punitive Damages

Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX
David W. Robertson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

5:40 pm

0.00 hr ethics

Supplemental Materials

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Faculty

Conference Faculty

David Matthew Bates
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Hon. W. Eugene Davis
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Lafayette, LA
Harold R. DeMoss Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, TX
John C. P. Goldberg
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
David M. Gunn
Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Fugro, Inc.
Houston, TX
David Jungman
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Douglas C. Longman Jr.
Jones Walker
Lafayette, LA
Reginald E. McKamie
Law Office Of Reginald E. McKamie, Sr.,
Houston, TX
Hon. Gray H. Miller
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

David W. Robertson—Co-Chair
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley—Co-Chair
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman
Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C.
Houston, TX
Michael K. Bell
Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau, P.C.
Houston, TX
W. Robins Brice
Brice Mediation
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Fitzhugh & Elliott , P.C.
Houston, TX
W. Garney Griggs
Strasburger & Price
Houston, TX
Michael B. Hughes
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C.
Galveston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Fugro, Inc.
Houston, TX
Hollis L. Levy
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Gardere Wynne Sewell
Houston, TX
John J. Michael
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Houston, TX
Robert H. Nicholas Jr.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Houston, TX
John R. Pearson
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Houston, TX
John C. Schwambach Jr.
Stevenson & Murray
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva II
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Claude Leroy Stuart III
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Houston, TX
Stephen M. Vaughan
Tucker, Vaughan, Gardner & Barnes, P.C.
Houston, TX
Wyndylyn M. Von Zharen
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Houston, TX
David R. Walker
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX

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Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.75 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
7.75 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
9.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

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Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Oct 5, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Oct 5, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 7, 2011
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 10, 2011
    $50 processing fee applied

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Hotel / Venue

Houston

South Texas College of Law

1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX
713.659.8040
Map

Parking Information

Various parking Garages and Surface lots in the Area

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