Thursday, August 5, 2021

7:30 a.m.Registration and BreakfastHosted by Rusell Rodriguez Hyde & Bullock, LLP
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening Remarks and Award CeremonyAlan Bojorquez, TCAA Board President, and
Anne Morgan, City Attorney, Austin
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Employee Health Issues in the Wake of COVID-19: How Has the Pandemic Changed the Workplace?Katie Rutherford, Associate, Olson & Olson, LLP, Houston
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Update on Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Case LawMaris Chambers, Associate, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Cybersecurity is a Risky BusinessRyan Burns, Cyber Risk Services Manager, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool, and Will Trevino, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Utility UpdateAlfred R. Herrera, Managing Partner, Herrera Law & Associates, PLLC, Austin; Michael Tomsu, Partner – Energy Regulation, and Taylor Holcomb, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Austin
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.City Budget and Tax Rate Adoption ProcessLeela Fireside, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Recent Federal Cases of InterestRandy Montgomery, Partner, D. Randall Montgomery & Associates, PLLC, Dallas
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Most Common Animal-Related Issues Affecting CitiesRobyn Katz, Associate, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.EthicsMatthew Wade, Shareholder, Underwood Law Firm, P.C., Amarillo
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Legislative UpdateTML Staff
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.BREAK
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Code EnforcementJanet Spugnardi, Deputy City Attorney, City of Irving, and Michelle Voirin, Chief Prosecutor, City of Plano
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.FLSASheila Gladstone, Chair – Employment Law Practice Group, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin
6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.ReceptionHosted by Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, L.L.P.