FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2016
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER JENNIFER A. SHAH TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL PARK HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION 2016 FALL MEETING “INVITING AND HOSTING NATIONAL PARK VISITORS: POST-CENTENNIAL EFFORTS WITH A NEW ADMINISTRATION”
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Jennifer A. Shah will speak at the National Park Hospitality Association’s 2016 Fall Meeting. The event will take place from November 13-15 in Washington D.C. Ms. Shah will give a presentation titled “Crisis Planning and Liability Risk Management for Concessioners.”
The meeting – “Inviting and Hosting National Park Visitors: Post-Centennial Efforts with a New Administration” – will allow national park concessioners, the National Park Service (NPS) and others to assess likely visitor levels and expectations following major communications efforts associated with the NPS Centennial. Concessioners will also review Congressional direction to the agency through appropriations and authorizing legislation, including broad Congressional support for contracts of up to 30 years, provisions to reward excellence in performance and new flexibility in adding visitor services mid-contract.
Ms. Shah focuses her practice on complex federal, state and multidistrict litigation. She has special expertise in matters involving federal concessioners, including concession contract disputes, matters under the Concessions Policy Act of 1965 and NPS Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, Federal Tort Claims Act litigation, bid protest actions, development of concession contract proposals, regulatory compliance and policy matters, government shutdowns, transition of concession operations and intellectual property issues. She also handles products liability and commercial litigation nationally and internationally
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Shah served as a trial attorney in the Federal Tort Claims Act Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she defended the United States Government in a wide range of tort cases. She also served as a judicial clerk for two U.S. District Court judges.