Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA (RCDM) shareholders Scott Conlon and Bill Drury attended last week’s ALFA International 2019 Hospitality & Retail Law Practice Group Seminar in Seattle.

The three-day conference addressed a variety of developments in law and society which affect the culture of the retail and hospitality workplace, and create potential new legal challenges for the retail and hospitality industry. Topics such as the legalization of marijuana and growing number of products using CBD oil, new cyber security threats, customer privacy issues, the expanded use of robotics and virtual-reality, the latest issues involving social media, and impact of the #Me Too movement were discussed in panel format among leading industry members and attorneys.

Scott helped lead a panel discussion entitled, “The GDPR, CCPA and ADA. Hot Topics or Alphabet Soup?”

The conversation centered on the scope and application of The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all of the latest trends related to consumer privacy. Scott led the discussion of ADA issues, including the sharp rise in Title III ADA website accessibility cases, the beginning of Title I employment-based website accessibility claims, claim and litigation strategies used by the Plaintiff and Defense bar, and the latest important court decisions.

Scott is an experienced trial lawyer with a long history of successfully representing clients across Arizona. His broad litigation practice provides clients valuable insight in assessing risk and taking appropriate action. His extensive knowledge and experience, and taking the time to understand the client’s needs and objectives, provides effective representation at trial, and his reliable counsel can help avoid trial altogether.

Bill is known throughout Arizona and nationally as a first chair trial attorney who is called upon to defend difficult, high-profile cases, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has been practicing for more than 35 years. He has tried more than 150 jury cases, with a notable record of success in matters ranging from product liability to healthcare liability, transportation liability, and commercial litigation.