Seminario de Administración Portuaria y Asuntos Legales
February 12, 2007 Miami, Florida
Este seminario de dos días y medio cubre los últimos temas en la administración de puertos y temas legales. Los temas a discutir incluyen: relaciones de puertos/inquilinos, incluyendo precios, provisiones de arrendamientos y como/cuando un puerto puede escoger sus inquilinos; asuntos ambientales; recursos humanos y aspectos legales de relaciones laborales; seguro portuario y estrategias para el manejo de riesgos; y asuntos legales relacionados a la seguridad portuaria.
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Apertura y Palabras de Bienvenida
Jean C. Godwin, Esquire, Executive Vice President, American Association of Port Authorities
Cathy Orleman, Esquire, Principal Counsel, Maryland Port Administration, Chair, AAPA Law Review Committee
David Solis, Manager, Risk Management, Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Chairman, AAPA Risk Management and Safety Committee
Concurrent Session: Insurance Recovery for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters
unprecedented devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina has led to an
explosion of litigation over the coverage provided under standard form
property insurance policies. Those cases are resulting in legal
interpretations of coverage that will have implications for all
policyholders nationwide. This session will discuss those decisions and
the important issues that have yet to be decided, and address their
implications for ports and other entities.
Concurrent Session: Electronically Stored Information – Can Your Port Comply With the New Federal Rules of Discovery?
Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence, effective December 1, 2006,
make it imperative that port personnel, working with their IT
professionals, have the effective retention policies and the ability to
retain and produce all electronically stored information. Panelists
will discuss the changes and suggest ways to address ports' new
Keynote Address on International Operations in U.S. Ports—the Furor over the Sale of P&O Ports to DP World
John Bradley, Esquire, Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, Counsel to P&O Ports
Addressing Port Development Challenges
A facilitated discussion based on a hypothetical will address
port/tenant relations, assignment and termination of leases, utilizing
port tariffs as a risk management tool, competitive bidding vs. open
negotiation, regulation under the Shipping Act, bankruptcy, pricing and
This session will address recent developments regarding Port
transactions with environmental liability implications and case law
developments pertinent to Port operations, including new and emerging
criteria for environmental due diligence for establishing environmental
baseline conditions at leased properties and buyer non-liability
regarding acquisitions and sales of properties. It will also address
critical legal developments in the areas of ballast water,
environmental enforcement of health and safety violations and other hot
legal topics of the day.
Gary E. Brush, PPM, Vice President, Finance & Administration, Fraser River Port Authority
Donald F. Burke, Esquire, New Jersey Solicitor, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Concurrent Session: Security Issues Facing Ports and Cruise Lines
session will cover legal issues arising from TWIC and port access
restrictions (due process claims, etc.); provide a case study of
Florida ports’ security experiences; and address cruise security issues.
Minimizing/Avoiding Liability in Port Construction Projects
will discuss the pros and cons of various types of construction
contracts, alternative dispute resolution/arbitration/litigation,
surety bonds, and how to utilize project managers or owners reps in
protecting a port's interests.
Dave McKenna, Esquire
Steven B. Bass, Esquire, Assistant County Attorney, Port of Miami
Karen White, Esquire, Vinson & Elkins
Concurrent Session: Risk & Exposure Clinic
members of this interactive session will present several unique risk
and exposure scenarios. Attendees will be asked to identify risks and
exposures of each scenario and possible solutions to minimize both.
Roy Wilson, Senior Vice President, Hugh Wood, Inc.
Concurrent Session: AAPA Law Review Committee Meeting
Concurrent Session: Insurance Procurement: RFP vs. RFQ vs. Bids
Panelists will discuss the three options available for the procurement of insurance coverages and the pros and cons of each.