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Mr. Grosack

Matthew Grosack

Associate, DLA Piper

Matthew Grosack is a commercial litigation associate in DLA Piper's Miami office. Mr. Grosack focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters with extensive experience handling a wide range of health care litigation and regulatory investigations, hospitality industry litigation, corporate and real estate litigation. A wide range of health care industry participants, including health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging companies, home health agencies, medical and physician practice groups and various other health care industry businesses are among Mr. Grosack's clients. He represents them in connection with complex health care litigation matters, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state regulatory agencies, and helps them respond to (and defend against) potential whistleblower (qui tam) actions. As part of his hospitality litigation practice, Mr. Grosack represents hospitality and leisure industry participants, including hotels, developers, cruise lines, management companies, marketing companies and other hospitality, leisure and entertainment industry-related businesses in a broad range of commercial litigation disputes. Mr. Grosack has experience handling disputes involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions and complex litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He has also represented clients in labor and employment disputes, including defending against discrimination claims and counseling on employment issues and retaliatory discharge claims. Additionally, he has experience in all aspects of electronic discovery, including, but not limited to, extensive experience with the requirements of the Sedona Principles and federal and state law interpreting electronic discovery requirements.

Mr. Grosack can be contacted at 305-423-8554 or matthew.grosack@dlapiper.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.