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2016 IWLA Warehouse Legal Practice Symposium

Thursday, November 03, 2016 - Friday, November 04, 2016
07:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


Third-party logistics industry attorneys discuss a variety of legal challenges facing warehouses, shippers and human resources.

2016 IWLA Warehouse Legal Practice Symposium

Nov. 3 & 4
Rosemont, Ill.

Warehouse Law & Emerging Challenges

Program Overview & Faculty
The International Warehouse Logistics Association brings together the third-party logistics industry’s leading legal and insurance experts. These gurus will help guide you and your counsel through evolving regulations, laws, and challenges:

  • warehouse, transportation and human resource law;
  • warehouse security and insurance;
  • legal documents; and
  • rail, food, chemical, and safety regulations.

The session format allows opportunities to ask questions, share experiences, and participate in discussions.

IWLA is applying for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit approval from the state of Illinois for this course. It is anticipated that this course will be approved for up to 11 hours of MCLE credit.


Program Registration
IWLA Member both days: $999

IWLA Member Thursday only: $799

Nonmember both days: $1,599

Nonmember Thursday only: $1,099

Who Should Attend

  • 3PL executives
  • Warehouse legal counsel and attorneys with warehousing clients
  • Warehouse managers

Program Topics & Dates*
Thursday, Nov. 3

Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. Education sessions begin at 8 a.m.             

  • Government Rules & Regulations Updates
    Pat O'Connor, Kent & O'Connor
  • Panel: Transportation Liability
    Panelists: Ann Christopher, Kenco Logistic Services; Bryan Keller, Keller Warehousing & Distribution; Marc Blubaugh, Benesch
    Hear about the challenges facing the warehousing industry from the viewpoints of a warehouse general counsel; warehouse owner with transportation distribution core; and transportation attorney.
  • DOL: Exempt/Nonexempt Rules
    Speaker: Marc Blubaugh, Benesch
  • Claim Handling

    Speakers: Jared Stadlin, Linden Warehouse & Distributionl; Eric Little, Corporate Risk Management, Inc.; and John Horvath, Horvath & Weaver
    Warehouse or transportation. What I did wrong. How to settle. How does today’s action effect the future? Doug will outline. Liz & Eric & Jared & Doug small conference next week.

  • Privacy & Data Security (credit card, PCI compliance)
    Nick Merker, Ice Miller

  • Cyber Security Liability Coverage: Changes in the Market
    Gregor Hodgson & Nick King, Parker, Smith & Feek

  • Cross Dock - Case Study
    A case study modeled off of a real life event will demonstrate contracting pitfalls and offer strategies to protect your warehouse against liabilities
    Speaker: Mimi Geswein, Ice Miller 

  • Real Estate Law: Key Provisions in Lease Agreements
    Pete Quinn, Colliers International
    Brian Liston, Liston & Tsantilis
    A look at the leasing laws and contracts from the practitioner side and the legal side. Learn what to ask and add to your toolbox strategies that will help you hammer out the best deal for you and your customers. 

  • Protecting Your Interests on Your Business Relationship
    Ann Christopher, Kenco Logistic Services
    Doug Sampson, Acme Distribution Centers Inc.

Education sessions end at 5 p.m.

  • Networking Reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Friday, Nov. 4

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Education sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon.

  • HR Law: Overtime Rules, Driver Coercion, etc.
    Kerryann Minton & Brian Paul, Michael Best
  • SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea)
    Kevin Phillips, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
  • Panel: Questions Answered
    Kevin Phillips, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
    Mimi Geswein & Nick Mercker, Ice Miller
    Ann Christopher, Kenco Logistic Services
    Panelists will answer the questions gathered throughout the symposium and go deeper into the legal liabilities and strategies to avoid litigation.

*Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice.


Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hotel room block closed. If you need assistance in reserving rooms, contact Liz Whitney at

Refund Policy
Registration fees will not be refunded. Substitutions will be accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient. In the unlikely event this program is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. IWLA is not responsible for costs incurred by registrants in the event of program cancellation.

Special Needs
If you have special needs or requirements, please notify Liz Whitney at by Oct. 28, 2016, and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

Contact: Liz Whitney at


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