Midnight Raid Panel Grabs Attention. Hotel Management Agreements and the midnight raid once again took center stage recently at the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center, and was the topic of discussion among attendees long after the panelist had concluded their final remarks. The panel of very seasoned and experienced hospitality professionals examined the “midnight raid” method for the replacement of hotel management in light of recent case law, and offered insights for future agreements and conduct. Some of the “take-aways” were that the rapid and unplanned transfer of hotel management can create disruption of hotel operations adversely impacting the guest, the departing manager and the incoming manager. Even if a hotel owner desires to oust the manager, it can be done in accordance with the management agreement with far less drama and disruption.