University of Texas School of Law
28th Annual David W. Robertson
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Nov 22, 2019 South Texas College of Law Houston
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Thank you for your patience regarding UT Law CLE’s 2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, originally scheduled for September 20. We’re delighted to inform you that the program has been rescheduled to Friday, November 22, 2019 and will remain at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX.

Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we coordinated with our conference faculty and venue for the rescheduled conference date.

UT Law CLE

2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 28th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.
 
In remembrance of Professor David W. Robertson, whose extensive career included the development and co-chairmanship of this program, UT Law CLE is pleased to announce the naming of this conference in his honor. 
 
This year’s highlights include:
  • The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professor Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX.
  • Hear observations and guidance from Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX.
  • A celebration of David W. Robertson, his lessons, and his impact on the practice.
  • A primer on vessel and cargo seizures from the perspective of a federal judge, a U.S. Marshal, and a maritime lawyer.
  • 2.25 hours of Ethics, including presentations on Mediation and EthicsGreed is[n't] Good, and the newly added opportunity to stump ethics gurus Bradley J. Jackson and Kevin Dubose with your toughest ethical dilemmas in What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part IX.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts.

UT Law CLE

2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

12/12/19
Schedule

Friday Morning, Nov. 22, 2019

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

7:45 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.25 hrs

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

The nineteenth 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.

Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman, Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C. - Houston, TX

9:45 am
Break

10:00 am

1.00 hr

‚ÄčAdmiralty Practice in the Fifth Circuit

Judge Costa discusses trends in admiralty practice, including the perceived decline in federal maritime cases.

Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - Houston, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Naval Collisions: The Importance of Training and Looking Out the Window

In 2017, two at-sea collisions involving commercial vessels and U.S. Navy destroyers led to the deaths of 17 sailors. Both collisions were entirely preventable, and this panel presents an in-depth examination of the findings, the importance of pre-deployment crew training and optimal manning, and the lessons learned.

Moderator:
Michael K. Bell, Blank Rome LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Raymond J. Burke Jr., Burke & Parsons - New York, NY
Raymond T. Waid, Liskow & Lewis - New Orleans, LA
Alan M. Weigel, Blank Rome LLP - New York, NY

11:45 am

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

‚ÄčMediation and Ethics

What the parties, their counsel, and mediators can and should expect from themselves and from each other.

W. Robins Brice, Brice Mediation - Houston, TX

12:15 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 22, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Michael K. Bell, Blank Rome LLP - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:30 pm
Presentation Introduction

Commentator:
Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

12:35 pm

0.50 hr

Lessons from Professor David W. Robertson

Three of Professor Robertson’s students and friends share brief lessons learned from the professor, noting how his teaching contributed to their professional development.

W. Robins Brice, Brice Mediation - Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC - Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

1.00 hr

So Your Client Wants to Seize a Vessel (or its Cargo): A Primer on How its Done

This panel, comprised of a Federal Judge, a U.S. Marshal, and a maritime lawyer, offers a "how to" primer on vessel or cargo seizure and how lawyers for the vessel owner may respond.

Moderator:
Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Joseph Castro, USDOJ-United States Marshals Service - Houston, TX
Phillip B. Dye Jr., Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Kelly M. Haas, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC - Houston, TX
Hon. Nancy K. Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

2:20 pm

1.00 hr ethics

Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good

Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each.

F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

3:20 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Cybersecurity Insurance

Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance.

Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

4:00 pm

1.00 hr ethics

What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part IX

Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. Stump our experts with your hardest questions!

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

This presentation is a new addition to the rescheduled conference.

Kevin Dubose, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP - Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX

5:00 pm

0.50 hr

David W. Robertson's Last Case

The last case that Professor Robertson argued before his death was Batterton v. Dutra Group in the Ninth Circuit. That court held that an injured seaman may seek punitive damages in a general maritime law action for unseaworthiness. Three weeks before Professor Robertson died, the Supreme Court granted cert to review that judgment. Professor Sturley will discuss and analyze the Supreme Court’s decision reversing the Ninth Circuit.

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

5:30 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Matthew H. Ammerman
Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C.
Houston, TX
Michael K. Bell
Blank Rome LLP
Houston, TX
W. Robins Brice
Brice Mediation
Houston, TX
Raymond J. Burke Jr.
Burke & Parsons
New York, NY
Joseph Castro
USDOJ-United States Marshals Service
Houston, TX
Hon. Gregg Costa
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
Kevin Dubose
Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP
Houston, TX
Phillip B. Dye Jr.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Houston, TX
Kelly M. Haas
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
The University of Texas School of Law
Houston, TX
Hon. Nancy K. Johnson
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
F. Daniel Knight
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Leslie C. Thorne
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Raymond T. Waid
Liskow & Lewis
New Orleans, LA
Alan M. Weigel
Blank Rome LLP
New York, NY

Planning Committee

Michael F. Sturley—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
W. Robins Brice
Brice Mediation
Houston, TX
Rachel Anne de Cordova
Law Offices of Rachel de Cordova, PLLC
Houston, TX
Nicholas W. Earles
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier, PLLC
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims, P.C.
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Houston, TX
Julia Haines
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
The University of Texas School of Law
Houston, TX
F. Daniel Knight
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Foley Gardere
Houston, TX
John J. Michael
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
John R. Pearson
Trahan Kornegay Partners LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Eversheds Sutherland
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Claude L. Stuart III
Hall Maines Lugrin, P.C.
Houston, TX
Harold K. Watson
Chaffe McCall LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
8.00 hrs  |  2.25 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
8.00 hrs  |  2.25 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
8.00 hrs  |  2.25 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
9.50 hrs  |  2.50 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.  

UT Law CLE

2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 15, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 18, 2019
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2019 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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