Four Seasons Hotel Denver 2014 Fall Council Meeting Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 Fall Council Meeting
October 9-12, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Registration – Aspen Foyer
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Alpine)
Executive Committee Meeting
Conference: 888.396.7955; 797687#
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Ash)
AGDJ Committee Meeting
Conference: 888.396.7955; 797687#
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Aspen)
The Regulation (or not!) of E-Cigarettes
5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Aspen)
The new road ahead for municipal bond disclosure: how it
will impact municipalities and their counsel
Regulators have been working overtime to understand and
rein in perceived noncompliance with disclosure rules
relating to municipal securities offerings. Our distinguished
panel of regulators and industry participants will discuss the
SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation
Initiative and the disclosure responsibilities of issuers more
generally, as well as looking ahead with recommendations for
improving disclosure in the municipal market.
Committee: Public Finance
It is undeniable that "vaping" e-cigarettes is taking hold
throughout the United States -- and the world! Yet, we know
so little about this phenomenon-- except that they look sort
of cool and come in creative flavors; and while they involve
nicotine, they are otherwise distinguishable from old
fashioned smoked cigarettes. Yes? No? Should they be
regulated? Should there be warnings on the package?
Should minors be protected/prohibited from having access to
them? Are they a "gateway" to smoking? Are they a solution/
cure to smoking? Come engage in a robust discussion; ecigarettes seem to be here to stay so we need to know these
Committees: Attorney General Department of Justice Issues
Committee, Government Operations
Moderator: Steve Adnopoz, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP,
New York, NY
Kenneth W. Bond, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
New York, NY
David L. Cohen, Managing Director and Associate General
Counsel, Municipal Securities Division, SIFMA, New York, NY
Rebecca J. Olsen, Esq., U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, Washington, DC
Serena L. Sparks, Moore Sparks, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Christopher L. Casey, Senior Vice President and General
Counsel, Swisher International Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Mark Greenwold, Senior Consultant, Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, DC
Bryan Haynes, Partner, Troutman Sanders, Richmond, VA
Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General,
Salem, OR
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Pool Terrace)
Networking Reception at the Four Seasons
Guest Speaker:
8:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No-host Dine-arounds (select one only)
Guard & Grace, Ocean Prime, Osteria Marco, Tamayo or
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Section Registration & Hospitality
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Aspen)
Friday, October 10, 2014
Jeremy Nemeth, Associate Professor; Chair, Dept of
Planning and Design; Director, Master of Urban Design
Program, University of Colorado, Denver
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Grand Ballroom A)
Government in the workplace, of the workplace, and for
the workplace: Who can you hire, what can they say
Eric Ross, Department of Planning and Design,
about you, what can you do about it, and when do you have University of Colorado, Denver
to pay them?
Whether it is the EEOC and its “ban the box” initiative limiting
employer inquiries into the criminal background of applicants
for employment, or the National Labor Relations Board and its
guidance to employers on the regulation of employee use of
social media, or the Department of Labor and its attempts to
keep pace with technology and new areas of overtime
obligation, the federal government has a lot to say to
government employers. Panelists will explore the many
messages and the implications for compliance.
11:00 am to 12:00pm (Grand Ballroom A)
The times have changed: More frequent and more
extreme weather resulting in flood, drought and wildfires
and their impact on states and local government
Committee: Government Operations Committee
With the increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters,
what are the legal issues that will challenge attorneys. The
panel will address the laws and issues pertaining to local and
state attorneys related to climate change, flood insurance
and mitigation, and environmental /water treatment. How can
lawyers participate in planning for and responding to disasters?
Moderator: Steve Stapleton, Principal, Miller Canfield,
Grand Rapids, MI
Committees: Environmental and Energy Law, Emergency
Management and Homeland Security
Ron Kramer, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL
Moderator: Scott Steady, Partner, Burr Forman, Tampa, FL
Christopher M. Trebilcock, Principal, Employment and
Labor Deputy Practice Group Leader, Miller Canfield Detroit, MI
Dea Wheeler, Asst. Boulder County Attorney, and chief legal
advisor to the Boulder County Sheriff, including emergency
response to disasters, Boulder, CO
Paul Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of
Public Safety, Mayor’s Office - City of San Francisco and
television legal analyst, San Francisco, CA
Kathy Parker, Asst. Boulder County Attorney, principal county
attorney dealing with flood recovery projects and FEMA/state
disaster officers, Boulder, CO
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (Grand Ballroom A)
Reefer Madness: Recreational and Medical Cannabis
Issues for Local Government Lawyers
Although 21 states and D.C. make cannabis legal as a
matter of state and district law for medical use, and Colorado
and Washington permit recreational use, it is still a violation
of federal law to cultivate, dispense, possess, and use
cannabis. What are the planning, regulation, leasing,
conveyancing, property management, financing, banking
and ethical issues we face with this legal conundrum?
David Driskell, City of Boulder Executive Director of Community
Planning and Sustainability, and City Resilience Officer
(Rockefeller Initiative), Boulder, CO
David Mallory, PE, of the Denver based Urban Drainage and
Flood Control District
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Grand Ballroom B)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Grand Ballroom B)
Cattle Ranching and Public Land in the West: A New
Committee: Land Use
Moderator: Dwight Merriam, Robinson Cole LLP,
Hartford, CT
Cristal Torres DeHerrera, Deputy City Attorney, City and
County of Denver, Denver, CO
This program will re-examine the rights of ranchers
grazing on public lands.
Committees: Environmental and Energy Law, Land Use
Planning and Zoning
Moderator: Anita P. Miller, Albuquerque, NM
Donald L. Elliott AICP, Clarion Associates, Denver, CO
Bill E. Kyriagis, Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti,
T. Wright Dickinson, Professional Cattle Rancher, former
Commissioner, Moffat County, CO
D. Scott Martinez, City Attorney, City and County of
Denver, Denver, CO
Debra L. Donahue, Professor, University of Wyoming
College of Law, Laramie, WY
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Grand Ballroom A)
Election law, campaign finance and redistricting
issues in federal, state and local elections
The Election Law and Reapportionment Subcommittee of the
Government Operations Committee will sponsor a panel with
seasoned election law experts who will address Election law,
campaign finance and redistricting issues in federal, state
and local elections.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Aspen)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Alpine)
Urban Lawyer Advisory Board
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Cottonwood Ballroom A)
Membership Committee
Committee: Government Operations
Moderator: Ben Griffith, Griffith & Griffith, Cleveland, MS
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Cottonwood A)
Young Lawyers Committee
Conference: 888.396.7955; 797687#
Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel,
Washington Office, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU
School of Law, Washington, DC
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Cottonwood B)
Diversity Committee
Tanya Clay House, Director, Public Policy Department,
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,
Springfield, VA
Ann Ravel, Vice Chair, Federal Election Commission,
Washington, DC
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Grand Ballroom A)
Using the Bully Pulpit in School: Protecting
students from bullying and violence
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education
have been active in providing guidance to schools
regarding bullying and school violence. The panel will
review the Administration’s anti-bullying efforts, its
initiative to reduce sexual violence on college campuses,
and the constitutional challenges presented in the
crafting of effective policies and enforcement measures.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Alpine)
Publications Oversight Board
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Cottonwood A)
Land Use Committee Business Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Alpine)
Content Advisory Board
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Aspen)
Substantive Committee Business Meetings:
Condemnation, Public Finance, Government
Operations, Environmental and Energy, Ethics,
Public Education, Public Contracts, Emergency
Management, Diversity Law, Native American Tribal
Law, International Law, Judicial
Afternoon Tour: Byers Evans House (Optional)
1:30pm – 3:00pm
This is a ticketed event at $4 per person.
Committee: Public Education
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Moderator: William Hurd, Troutman Sanders,
Richmond, VA
James C. Hanks, Chair, Section of State and Local
Government Law, Partner, Ahlers & Cooney, Des
Moines, IA
Rodney G. Moore, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith,
Atlanta, GA
Juan Thomas, Secretary, National Bar Association
7:30p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Group Dinner (Optional):
1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market Street
This is a ticketed event at $70, per person, including
appetizers, entrée, dessert and 2 drinks (beer or wine)
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Aspen)/(Alpine)
SLG Council Breakfast Meeting
Conference: 888.396.7955; 797687#
Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Networking Reception
Four Seasons Denver
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dine Arounds
~ Guard & Grace:
~ Ocean Prime:
~ Osteria Marco:
~ Tamayo:
~ Zengo:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Group Dinner at 1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market Street
Tickets are $75 per person, includes appetizer, entrée,
dessert, and 2 tickets for beer, wine, or cocktails.
Independently-owned and operated, 1515 Restaurant is
known for award-winning, nationally recognized Modern
American Cuisine, featuring techniques of molecular
gastronomy. The first Denver-area restaurant certified in
sous vide cooking, their kitchen serves fresh, delicious
fare from locally sourced ingredients with approachable
flavors and our own unique twist. The food you crave
presented in a beautiful new light.
1515’s fine dining and exceptional service takes place in
their dining room, with exposed brick and soft lighting.
The room is a sophisticated and serene setting
overlooking lower downtown’s historic Market Street.
Executive Chef, Jonas Halstead, brings diverse culinary
skills and fine-dining experience to the 1515 menu,
which is accompanied by an award-winning 500+ bottle
wine list.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Afternoon Tour: Byers-Evans House Museum
Tickets are $4 per person.
Built for William N. Byers in 1883, the stately Italianatestyle home reflected its owner’s standing in the
community. Byers printed Denver’s first newspaper, the
Rocky Mountain News, on April 23, 1859. As editor,
Byers used his paper pulpit to promote Denver and the
surrounding region.
Byers became close friends with John Evans, Colorado’s
second territorial governor. These men - along with their
wives Elizabeth Byers and Margaret Evans - played
pivotal roles in Denver’s early growth by helping to
establish religious, educational, legal, and social
William G. Evans, the oldest son of former governor
John Evans, bought the home in 1889. An important
business and civic leader in his own right, William
headed the Denver Tramway Company and helped
develop the Moffat Tunnel. Piercing the Continental
Divide, the 6.2 mile tunnel culminated efforts to link
Denver to Colorado’s western slope and solidified the
city’s place as the region’s commercial hub.
The registration fee includes the CLEs and Hot Topics
materials. Payment must accompany registration.
Confirmations will be sent to all registrants.
Register online through the Section website (credit card
only) Or Send Via Fax 312-988-5121 (credit card only)
Or Mail to: ABA Section of State & Local Government
Law, 321 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654-7598.
Limited scholarships are available for this program. For
more information, please contact
[email protected]
The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE
credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE,
UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states
sometimes do not approve a program for credit before
the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify
for 6.0 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 7.2
credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional
program is approved for both newly admitted and
experienced attorneys in NY.
Certificates of attendance will be available at the
program for both attendees and speakers. If you have
questions about the number of CLE credit hours granted
by each state, you may call 800-285-2221 starting 2
weeks before the program.
For those individuals with disabilities who need special
arrangements while attending the program, please
contact Tamara Edmonds Askew, at the American Bar
Association, 312-988–5652.
Four Seasons Denver, 1111 14 Street.
Experience the vibrant culture of a downtown regarded
as one of the most walkable. Found in the heart of
Denver’s Theatre District, the Hotel is also your ideal
jumping-off point for a mountain getaway.
A block of rooms have been reserved on a priority
basis for program registrants. Room rates at the Four
Seasons Denver $199.00 single/double. Rates are
available three days prior and three days following the
Section’s listed meeting dates, based upon availability.
You may reserve your accommodations by calling the
hotel directly at 303.389.3000 or via online at Be sure to
refer to the ABA Section of State & Local Government
Law's Fall Meeting, and guarantee your reservation by
credit card. Rooms will be available for check-in no later
than 3:00 p.m. with check-out time of 12:00 p.m.
Individuals with guaranteed reservations must
cancel their reservations 72 hours prior to the
scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night
cancellation charge.
Please, make your reservations NOW. The hotel will
release our room block September 18th, 2014 at 5:00
p.m. (CST).
Discounted airfares are available from ABA Orbitz for
Business including ABA negotiated discounts on
American and United. To book online, go to> click under the Orbitz for
Business logo at the top of the page > click on the
appropriate link in the Self Paid Travel box. For
assistance with online or offline reservations, call toll free
Discounts can also be obtained directly from the airlines.
American: Call 800-433-1790 code A8913TT; United:
Call 800-426-1122 Agreement Code: 937323, Z Code:
ZP65, Offer Code ZP65937323; Virgin
America Airlines use promo
code VXABA312.
Refund requests must be made in writing (via email or
U.S. mail) and received in the Section of State & Local
Government Law's office on or before September 30,
2014. All refunds will be reduced by a $25
administrative fee. Substitutions may be made at any
time. NO refunds will be made after September 30 .
October 9-12, 2014
Four Seasons Denver, CO
Register online Send Via Fax 312-988-5121 (credit card only)
Or Mail Check to: ABA Section of State & Local Government Law, 321 N. Clark St., 19 FL, Chicago, IL 60654-7598
Early Bird Registration Fees before September 19:
 $ 30
Law Student
 $ 200 Government, Judges, first time Section
 $ 300 ABA & Section of State & Local
Government Law Members, RMLI Members
 $ 345 ABA & Non-Section Member - $50 will be
applied for SLG Section membership
 $ 400 Non ABA member
 $ 200 Speaker with CLE Credit
 N/C
Speak and Leave (for speakers only)
 $ 50
 $ 75
CLE and Hot Topics Course (Materials only)
Registration Fee after September 19:
 $ 30 Law Student
 $ 250 Government, Judges, first time Section
 $ 350 ABA & Section of State & Local
Government Law Members, RMLI Members
 $ 395 ABA & Non-Section Member $50 will be
applied for SLG Section membership
 $ 450 Non ABA member
 $ 200 Speaker with CLE Credit
 N/C Speak and Leave (for speakers only)
 $ 50 Guest/Spouse
 $ 75 CLE and Hot Topics Course (Materials only)
Group Registration Fees for the attendees from same organization:
 $ 10
 $ 25
 $ 50
Discount for 2 Member
Discount for 3-5 on each registration
Discount for 6+ on each registration
 RSVP for Thursday Networking Reception (complimentary
with Meeting Registration, including Law Students)
Total number attending ________
 RSVP for Thursday Evening Dine Arounds: Select only one (see attached descriptions)
1. Guard & Grace
2. Ocean Prime
3. Osteria Marco
Total number attending _______________
4. Tamayo
5. Zengo
Choice: _________________________________________________
 Friday Dinner at 1515, $75 per person
Total number attending ________ $_______
 Saturday Byers-Evans Tour, $4 per person
Total number attending ________ $________
 I am a first time attendee.
Registrant Name:
Firm/Organization: _
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
I require special dietary considerations or access needs (explain):____________________________________________
___ Enclosed is my check, payable to the American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law for $______.
___ Government purchase order enclosed.
___ Charge $_________ to my Credit Card: ___Visa
___ MasterCard
___American Express
Exp.Date: _______________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________________________________
Submit via FAX ONLY: Section of State and Local Government Law: 312-988-5121