Join The Scopelitis Law Firm in Indianapolis for an invitation-only event during which Firm attorneys and other transportation-industry leaders will deliver sessions on the latest industry trends on topics.

 

April 14-16, 2024
*** Pre-conference Workshops, including Class Action, DOT Safety, and a Mock Trial, will be offered on Sunday, April 14th, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM ET. General conference sessions will run a full day on April 15th and a half day on April 16th.



Location
Date & Time
April 14 2024, 12:00 PM -
April 16 2024, 12:00PM
Agenda
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 – PRE-SEMINAR WORKSHOPS
Grand Ballroom 1

12:00 – 1:00 PM  LUNCH

1:00 – 5:00 PM Navigating Class Actions 
James H. Hanson, Adam C. Smedstad, Angela S. Cash, Andrew J. Butcher, Christopher C. McNatt, Jannie E. Steck, Charles Andrewscavage, Jared S. Kramer

1:00 – 5:00 PM DOT Safety Workshop
Timothy W. Wiseman, Christopher J. Eckhart, Brigitte R. Collier, P. Sean Garney, Stephen A. Keppler, David O’Neal

1:00 – 5:00 PM Mock Trial:  Minor Impact? Think Again! Tale of the Eggshell Plaintiff That Won’t Go Away
Andrew F. Marquis, Michael K. Roberts, Paul D. Root, Caroline D. Milner, Andrew R. Brehm

MONDAY, APRIL 15 – GENERAL SESSIONS
Grand Ballroom 5

PRESENTATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM


7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Grand Ballrooms 1-4 Foyer and Grand Ballroom 5 Foyer


7:45 – 8:00 AM Host Welcome
Gregory M. Feary
Grand Ballroom 5

8:00 – 8:30 AM Keynote
Chris Spear, President and CEO American Trucking Associations

8:30 – 9:00 AM Transportation Regulatory Update
Timothy W. Wiseman
Christopher J. Eckhart
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

9:00 – 9:05 AM Defense of Investigations and Audits Highlight
Braden K. Core

9:05 – 9:25 AM Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
P. Sean Garney
Stephen A. Keppler

9:25 – 10:00 AM Regulatory Permits, Vehicle Credentials, and Sales Tax
Andrew K. Light
Ryan W. Wright
Ronald J. Morelock
Kiefer Light

10:00 – 10:05 AM Vehicle Emissions Regulations Highlight
Prasad Sharma


10:10 – 10:25 AM BREAK

10:25 – 11:05 AM Mergers & Acquisitions
Jay D. Robinson, Jr.
W. Todd Metzger
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

11:05 – 11:10 AM Government Contracts Highlight
Robert J. Henry

11:10 – 11:40 AM Financial and Investment
Gregory M. Feary
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

11:45 – 12:45 PM LUNCH PANEL
Chris Spear, Chris Spear, President and CEO American Trucking Associations
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

1:00 – 1:45 PM Insurance Panel
Gregory M. Feary
Jeffrey S. Toole
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

1:45 – 2:25 PM How to Survive Broker Liability

2:25 – 3:10 PM Labor & Employment
David D. Robinson
A. Jack Finklea
Donald J. Vogel
Sari Pettinger
Steven F. Stanaszak
Alaina C. Hawley

3:10 – 3:15 PM Purchase Leaseback Highlight
Jeffrey S. Jackson

3:15 – 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 – 4:15 PM Owner-Operator Issues
Gregory M. Feary

4:15 – 4:20 PM Driver Leasing Highlight 
Steven A. Pletcher

4:20 – 4:50 PM Negotiating Warehouse Contract Terms and Recent Litigation
Kevin M. Phillips
Eric J. Meyers

5:00 – 7:30 PM Cocktail Reception
Grand Ballrooms 1 – 4

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 – ATTORNEY CLE & GENERAL SESSIONS
Grand Ballroom 5

6:45 – 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Grand Ballrooms 1 – 4 Foyer and Grand Ballroom 5 Foyer

7:00 – 8:00 AM Ethics
Cari L. Sheehan

8:00 – 8:30 AM Employment Tax and Other Audit Challenges
Steven A. Pletcher
Rebecca S. Trenner
Kelli M. Block

8:30- 8:55 AM Cargo Freight Claims
Kathleen C. Jeffries
Clifford W. Lauchlan

8:55 – 9:00 AM Emerging Technologies Highlight
Shannon M. Cohen

9:00– 9:15 AM Legal Considerations in Distinguishing Brokerage from TMS Services
Nathaniel G. Saylor

9:15 – 9:35 AM International Transportation
Braden K. Core
Nathaniel G. Saylor
Leaders from the Transportation Industry

9:35 – 9:55 AM Legislative Update
Gregory M. Feary
Shannon M. Cohen
Prasad Sharma

9:55 – 10:15 AM Privacy Considerations for Transportation Companies
Shannon M. Cohen
Dylan C. Goetsch

10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 – 10:50 AM What is Driving Class Actions?
James H. Hanson
R. Jay Taylor, Jr.

10:50 – 11:10 AM Arbitration Developments
Braden K. Core
Prasad Sharma

11:10 – 11:40 AM Accident Litigation Trends and Strategies in 2024
Renea E. Hooper
Jay R. Starrett

11:40 – 12:00 PM Multi-Jurisdictional Worker’s Compensation Issues
Carla R. Hounshel
Victor P. Shane
Mary Beth Hughes

12:00 PM Program Concludes
Hotel Information
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Speakers
Charles Andrewscavage
Partner
Kelli M. Block
Partner
Andrew R. Brehm
Attorney

Andrew J. Butcher
Partner
Angela S. Cash
Partner
Shannon M. Cohen
Partner
Brigitte R. Collier
Attorney
Braden K. Core
Partner
Christopher J. Eckhart
Partner

Gregory M. Feary
Partner
Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner
Partner
A. Jack Finklea
Partner
P. Sean Garney
STC Co-Director
Dylan C. Goetsch
Attorney
James H. Hanson
Partner
Alaina C. Hawley
Attorney
Robert J. Henry
Partner
Renea E. Hooper
Partner
Carla R. Hounshel
Partner
Mary Beth Hughes
Partner
Jeffrey S. Jackson
Partner
Kathleen C. Jeffries
Partner
Stephen A. Keppler
STC Co-Director
Jared S. Kramer
Attorney
Clifford W. Lauchlan
Attorney
Andrew K. Light
Partner

Kiefer A. Light
Attorney
Andrew F. Marquis
Partner
Christopher C. McNatt
Partner
W. Todd Metzger
Partner
Eric J. Meyers
Partner
Caroline D. Milner
Attorney

Ronald J. Morelock
Partner
David O’Neal
STC Senior Associate
Sari L. Pettinger
Partner
Kevin M. Phillips
Partner
Steven A. Pletcher
Partner
Michael K. Roberts
Partner

David D. Robinson
Partner
Jay D. Robinson, III
Attorney
Jay D. Robinson, Jr.
Partner
Paul D. Root
Attorney
Nathaniel G. Saylor
Partner
Victor P. Shane
Partner

Prasad Sharma
Partner
Cari L. Sheehan
Conflicts Attorney
Adam C. Smedstad
Partner
Steven F. Stanaszak
Partner
Jay R. Starrett
Partner
Jannie E. Steck
Partner

R. Jay Taylor, Jr.
Partner
Jeffrey S. Toole
Partner
Rebecca S. Trenner
Partner
Donald J. Vogel
Partner
Timothy W. Wiseman
Partner
Ryan W. Wright
Partner

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