Schedule

*New Schedule Coming Soon! 
Last Year's Schedule:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 • Floor Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00amORA Expo Opens
10:15amCocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 1    
10:30am Culinary Cook-off - Heat 1
10:40amCocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 2
11:05amCocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 3
11:30amCocktail Shakedown - Round 1, Heat 4
11:55amCocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 1
12:00noonCulinary Cook-off - Heat 2
12:20pmCocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 2
12:45pmCocktail Shakedown - Round 2, Heat 3
1:10pmCocktail Shakedown - Semi-Final, Heat 1
1:30pmCulinary Cook-off - Heat 3
1:35pmCocktail Shakedown - Semi-Final, Heat 2
2:10pmCocktail Shakedown - Championship Round
3:00pmCulinary Cook-off - Heat 4
5:00pmORA Expo Closes & Opening Night Networking Reception Begins
Join us on the east side of the Expo floor for a great networking reception featuring singer-songwriter Daniel Jordan of Tulsa. After you enjoy great hors d'oeuvres and beverages including your 2 free drink tickets, you can relax while playing Jenga or Corn hole. Don't miss out on a chance meet new friends and help us celebrate the new ORA Expo.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased when registering online or at onsite registration.

 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 • Floor Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
8:30amORA Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 am
10:00am - 1:00pm
ORA Expo Opens
Culinary Cook-off - Semi-final 1
11:00amCulinary Cook-off - Semi-Final 2
11:00am - 12:00pmCelebrity Chef Keynote Speaker, Fabio Viviani and Jonathon Stranger
Italian-born Chef Fabio Viviani rose to fame on Top Chef and has since become one of the US’s favorite faces of culinary! In 2018, Viviani teamed up with local chef Jonathon Stranger to open Osteria in the Nichols Hills area of Oklahoma City. Both chefs will share their success and failures, best practices and funny stories followed by a time of Q&A.
presented by: ORA Academy & US Foods 
1:00pmCulinary Cook-off - Finals
1:00pm - 2:30pmThe Issues: Legal Advice for Today's Restaurants
Some of Oklahoma's top legal minds will answer your burning questions on today's hottest issues. Our panel of attorneys will share laws and regulations on issues including:
Alcoholic Beverage Law Update:
Adam Marshall, Barrow & Grimm
Workplace Immigration Issues: "No Match" Letters & I-9 Compliance: Thomas D. Robertson: Barrow & Grimm
Employment Law Update: Marijuana in the Workplace: Jeffrey Hendrickson & Jessica Dark: Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP
Be Prepared: How to Respond to Third Party Injuries in Your Premises: Hailey Hopper: Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP
Facilitator: Dar Yasseri, OSU OKC
3:00pmORA Expo Closes, Exhibitors Move-out (all displays must be removed by 9:00pm Wednesday)

Opening Reception Entertainment:

Singer-Songwriter Daniel Jordan
Singer-songwriter Daniel Jordan will be playing at our Opening Reception at the ORA Expo this year! His latest album is called Introduction, and he will be singing several songs from this album at the Open Reception, including his newest track, "Little Things". Check him out before the show! 


Education Stage Keynotes/Presenters:
Celebrity Chef Keynote Speaker, Fabio Viviani and Jonathon Stranger
presented by: ORA Academy & US Foods 

Italian-born Chef Fabio Viviani rose to fame on Top Chef and has since become one of the US’s favorite faces of culinary! In 2018, Viviani teamed up with local chef Jonathon Stranger to open Osteria in the Nichols Hills area of Oklahoma City. Both chefs will share their success and failures, best practices and funny stories followed by a time of Q&A.

Thomas Robertson
Attorney, Barrow & Grimm, P.C.
Areas of Practice: Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Lawyer, Barrow & Grimm

Tom Robertson, for over 35 years, has represented management in all aspects of labor
and employment law. Tom is an experienced litigator and has represented companies in
trials on every sort of discrimination claim which can be raised (race, sex, sexual
harassment, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, and retaliation). He has also
tried cases involving wage & hour claims, as well as discharge based on seeking
Workers’ Compensation benefits. Tom also regularly represents businesses in
administrative proceeding before federal and state agencies, such as the EEOC, the U.
S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Oklahoma
Department of Labor. His clients include Fortune 100 companies and family-owned
businesses.



 
Adam Marshall, JD/MBA
Attorney, Barrow & Grimm, P.C.
Areas of Practice: Estate Planning & Alcohol Beverage Law & Licensing Lawyer

Adam Marshall’s law practice focuses primarily on business law with specific emphasis on business associations and transactions, private offerings, start-up counseling, tribal business transactions, federal and state brewery licensing and compliance and estate planning. Adam received his Juris Doctor (with distinction) and Master of Business Administration in May of 2003 from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to his law practice, Adam is a co-founder of Marshall Brewing Company in Tulsa. Marshall Brewing Company is a production craft microbrewery which distributes craft beer in Oklahoma and surrounding states.



 
Jeffrey Hendrickson
Associate, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP
Areas of Practice: Medical Malpractice, Employment Law, Government Entity

Jeffrey Hendrickson was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2013. He later attended law school at the University of Oklahoma, and graduated in 2016. He started out working as a law clerk at Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P. in 2014 and joined as an Associate in 2016.



 
Jessica Dark
Associate, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP
Areas of Practice: Civil Rights & Governmental Liability, Employment Law, General Liability

Jessica Dark is a litigation attorney whose practice is primarily devoted to civil rights and governmental liability, as well as employment law. Jessica graduated from Westmoore High School and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in the fall of 2008. At the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Jessica served as President of the Oklahoma Advancement for Women in the Law and was a member of the American Indian Law Review. She worked as a law clerk at Pierce Couch from May 2010 until September 2012, when she was sworn in as a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma. Jessica is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Courts. She was named Outstanding Team Leader in 2015 and 2017 by the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Courts and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017. 


 

Hailey Hopper
Associate, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP
Areas of Practice: Insurance & Risk Management Services, Professional Liability and Transportation & Retail

Hailey grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and began working at Pierce Couch as an associate in 2012.  Hailey is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  Her practice areas consist of general litigation, primarily defense, including professional, transportation and premises liability for personal injury and property damages, as well as mass tort and construction related damage claims for energy service companies, contractors and public utilities.  Hailey was selected by her peers as one of the Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” of 2016, 2017 and 2018.  She lives in her hometown of Norman with her husband Dan and their sons Harry and Charlie.  She enjoys volunteering her time at Youth Services for Oklahoma County and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.