In recent months, the attorneys of the Seyfarth ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team have had quite a bit of breaking news to communicate to their clients — sometimes even on a daily basis.  There is a definitive increase in regulatory, enforcement, compliance, and litigation activity in the ADA Title III space, particularly since the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new regulations on September 15, 2010.  The goal of this blog is to keep our clients and members of the business community informed and be the source for insightful news and commentary in the accessibility world.

As far we can tell, this blog will be the first and only to focus exclusively on the obligations of public accommodations to individuals with disabilities outside of the employment relationship.  We will strive to differentiate ourselves from other blogs by the quality of our content and practical perspective.  Our Team members/blog contributors handle complex access issues for clients from coast to coast in virtually every industry.  I spend all of my time advising clients on compliance issues, defending lawsuits and government investigations nationwide, and representing the lodging industry in DOJ ADA Title III rulemakings. We are in the trenches and our insight will reflect our first-hand knowledge about how the ADA and similar state laws play out in the real world.  Of course, there will be times when we won’t be able to talk about an item of breaking news because it concerns one of our clients.  Please don’t hold that against us.  Keeping client confidences is our top priority.

Please enjoy our blog.  We look forward to your feedback.

Minh N. Vu
Seyfarth ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team Leader