University of Texas School of Law
25th Annual
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Aug 26, 2016 Houston College of Law
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2016 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 25th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference!
 
The conference has returned to its regular timing and the popular location at The Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law).
 Please note this will be the only opportunity to attend this conference until late 2017.
 
Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the program with their seminal overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Program highlights include:
  • David Gerger and Gregory Linsin present the government and defense perspectives on the Deepwater Horizon litigation and what to do when maritime and criminal law collide.
  • Fifth Circuit Justice Edith H. Jones along with U.S. District Court judges Nancy K. Johnson and Gray H. Miller share their Judicial Insights into the Admiralty Practice
  • A celebration of the judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition and its impact on the practice
  • An exploration of cutting edge maintenance and cure issues, such as the implications of infectious disease and agricultural quarantines
  • A review of the Jones Act’s impact on offshore oil and gas operations, including the application of specific CBP opinions to offshore operations and the practical implications the cabotage regulations.
  • Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VI – Return of the Gurus
This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to get the latest on global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure, and to connect with members of the judiciary who hear their cases.
 

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Schedule

Friday Morning, Aug. 26, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Matthew H. Ammerman, Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C. - Houston, TX

7:30 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

The sixteenth annual installment of the seminal paper surveys developments, identifies issues of genuine national importance, and discusses items 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
Break

10:15 am

1.00 hr

Judicial Insights into Admiralty Practice

Gain practical advice for handling cases in Federal Court.

Moderator:
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Hon. Nancy K. Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - Houston, TX
Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Bankruptcy and Maritime Law

Bankruptcy issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in all areas of practice. Are you ready for when they knock on your door?

Stewart F. Peck, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard - New Orleans, LA

11:45 am

0.50 hr

Tips for Vessel Sales and Charter Parties

Vessel sales and charter parties can mean tricky business. Learn how issues vary across industries, and get practical tips for working with financial institutions unfamiliar with maritime issues, avoiding common pitfalls, and managing big picture risks.

Kerry C. Williams, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

12:15 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Aug. 26, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:35 pm

0.75 hr

Reflections on Amphibious Moot Court Donnybrooks: A Roundtable Discussion of the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Hear from past participants about how this landmark competition inspired them to enter into admiralty and maritime practice and how the lessons they learned there continue to inform and inspire their practice to this day.

Moderator:
F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX
Panelist:
Rebecca Jackson Doty, Hess Corporation - Houston, TX

 
1:20 pm
Break

1:35 pm

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Criminal Law and Maritime Law Cases

Get the defense, government, and law enforcement perspectives on Deepwater Horizon, and explore what happens when maritime and criminal law collide.

David Gerger, Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP - Houston, TX
Gregory F. Linsin, Blank Rome LLP - Washington, DC
Mimi Moon, LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector New York - Staten Island, NY

2:35 pm

0.75 hr

Cutting Edge Maintenance and Cure Issues

How to defend—and how to avoid—factually complex maintenance and cure issues.

Moderator:
Julia M. (Adams) Palmer, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Jay T. Huffman, Blank Rome, LLP - Houston, TX
Michael P. Doyle, Doyle LLP - Houston, TX

3:20 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

The Jones Act’s Impact on Offshore Oil and Gas Operations 

Primarily considered as a limitation on the transportation of cargo between ports, the Jones Act cabotage regulations also have a significant effect on the daily operations of offshore oil and gas production. Whether it be offshore supply vessels, flotels, pipe-lay vessels, or heavy lifts, the Jones Act must be a constant consideration when conducting operations with these vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the regulations, application of specific CBP opinions to offshore operations, and the practical and/or technical implications the Jones Act cabotage regulations have on actual offshore operations.

Moderator:
Michael E. Streich, Phelps Dunbar LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Samuel A. Giberga, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. - Covington, LA
Brian W. Reynolds, EMAS CHIYODA Subsea Inc. - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Maritime Cases in State Court

An overview of selected recently reported Texas civil cases involving matters of maritime law, including vessels, navigable waterways and seamen. 

Hon. Martha Hill Jamison, Fourteenth Court of Appeals - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

1.00 hr ethics

What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VI

Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. This ethics session is designed to be interactive. Audience participation is encouraged!

Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org or on-site at the conference registration desk. 

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, Retired Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer - Houston, TX

5:45 pm
Adjourn

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Faculty

Conference Faculty

William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX
Rebecca Jackson Doty
Hess Corporation
Houston, TX
Michael P. Doyle
Doyle LLP
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, TX
David Gerger
Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Houston, TX
Samuel A. Giberga
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
Covington, LA
Jay T. Huffman
Blank Rome, LLP
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Retired Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
Houston, TX
Hon. Martha Hill Jamison
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Houston, TX
Hon. Nancy K. Johnson
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Hon. Edith H. Jones
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
F. Daniel Knight
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
Gregory F. Linsin
Blank Rome LLP
Washington, DC
Hon. Gray H. Miller
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Mimi Moon
LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector New York
Staten Island, NY
Julia M. (Adams) Palmer
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Stewart F. Peck
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
New Orleans, LA
Brian W. Reynolds
EMAS CHIYODA Subsea Inc.
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael E. Streich
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Kerry C. Williams
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, 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
Matthew H. Ammerman
Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C.
Houston, TX
Michael K. Bell
Blank Rome LLP
Houston, TX
Rachel Anne De Cordova
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Retired Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
Houston, TX
F. Daniel Knight
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
John J. Michael
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Robert H. Nicholas Jr.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Houston, TX
Julia M. (Adams) Palmer
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
John R. Pearson
Trahan Dinn Kornegay Payne LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Houston, TX
Deborah Salzberg
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Claude L. Stuart III
Hall Maines Lugrin, P.C.
Houston, TX
David R. Walker
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX

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2016 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
8.25 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral 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
8.25 hrs  |  1.25 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.  
Louisiana
8.25 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
10.00 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
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
9.50 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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2016 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Aug 22, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Aug 22, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) early registration: Aug 22, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 19, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 22, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

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Hotel / Venue

Houston

Houston College of Law

1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX
713.659.8040
Map

Parking Information

Various parking garages and surface lots in the area