2020 TCAA Summer Conference Speaker Papers

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Wednesday, June 17

Cybersecurity
Aaron Hardiman, Manager – Member Services, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, Austin
Presentation

Local Government Co-Ops Aren’t Just for Widgets Anymore, but Where Is the Contract?
Brenda McDonald, Partner, Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC, Frisco
Presentation
Resources

Strategies for Processing PIA Requests
Julie Dosher, Attorney, Dosher Law, PLLC, Washington, D.C.
Catastrophe Form
List of Exceptions
Presentation
Sample Compelling Interest Letter

Street-Smart
Judith El Masri, Associate, Randle Law Office Ltd., L.L.P., Houston
Paper
Presentation

Who’s Your Client? Exploring the Attorney-Client Relationship with Cities
Daniel Olds, Attorney, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, Austin
Presentation

Regulating Noise
Andrew Quittner, City Attorney, Seguin
Paper
Presentation

 

Thursday, June 18

Walk Hard: The Walking Quorum Story 
Joshua Katz, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, Austin
Presentation

Recent State Cases of Interest 
Laura Mueller, City Attorney, Dripping Springs
Paper
Presentation

The Art of Procurement: Navigating the Code with a Focus on Construction Projects
Jeff Chapman, Attorney, The Chapman Firm, PLLC, Austin
Presentation

Building Codes
Derra Purnell, Attorney, Olson & Olson, L.L.P., Houston
Hamid Naderi, Sr. Vice President of Product Development, International Code Council, Austin
Virgilio Gonzalez, Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT), Hidalgo
Presentation

Real Estate Issues for City Attorneys
Allison Bastian-Rodriguez, Associate, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., Harlingen
Paper
Presentation

COVID-19 Update
Scott Houston, General Counsel and Deputy Director, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Amber McKeon-Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Presentation
Resources

IMHO, the FYI on BYOD: Employment Law Update on Technology in the Workplace
Sheila Gladstone, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
Presentation

The Ultimate Dance Party
Sherri Russell, City Attorney, Lake Jackson
Paper
Presentation (UPDATED)

Legislative Advocacy: Cities Are the Key to the State’s Success
Bill Longley, Legislative Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Monty Wynn, Director, Grassroots and Legislative Services, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Presentation

Three Important Tips for Flood Mitigation Planning and Funding under SB 7 and SB 8
Rebecca Andrews, Partner, Best Best & Krieger, Houston
Brooke Paup, Director, Texas Water Development Board, Austin
Kim Mickelson, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Houston
Presentation

Interim City Attorney for Fun and Profit
Mick McKamie, Partner, Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP, San Antonio
Presentation

Serving as Of-Counsel
Dottie Palumbo, Bojorquez Law Firm, P.C., Austin
Paper
Presentation

Statutory Construction for Voter-Approved Measures
Danielle Folsom, Deputy Section Chief – General Counsel Section, Houston
Presentation

U.S. Supreme Court Case Update
Chuck Thompson, General Counsel and Executive Director, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Rockville, MD 
Paper
Presentation

 

Friday, June 19

Ultra Vires Claims – Where Did Your Immunity Go?
Kevin Curley, Senior Attorney, Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC, Frisco
Case Chart
Paper
Presentation

Utility-Related Updates for 2020
Jamie Mauldin and Cody Faulk, Principals, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
Presentation

Credit Access Business Regulation
Chase Gomillion, Assistant City Attorney, Austin
Presentation

Rule 3.08 Considerations for Attorneys as General Counsel
Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC, San Antonio
Paper
Presentation

Retaliation Update
Clarissa Rodriguez, Partner, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., San Antonio
Presentation

Conflicts of Interest
Ben Gibbs, Associate, Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, L.L.P., Fort Worth
Presentation