In March 2020, Ray Gates and Artak Paskevichyan were participants at the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys conference in Big Sky, Montana. The conference focused on current legal issues involving winter and summer sport venues, participants and guests. Topics also included current Nevada and California inherent risk law and ongoing litigation in the ski industry.
Artak Paskevichyan recently attended the 2019 NSAA Fall Education Seminar in Squaw Valley, California presenting the Mt. Rose Avalanche Death matter that the firm successfully defended in October 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Attendees were attorneys, mountain managers, risk managers, and ski patrollers. Discussions emphasized best practices to avoid injuries at winter venues, as well as the avoidance of litigation pitfalls, and best practices in handling investigations and litigations.