Background - Practices (Details)

International Trade


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Solving International Business Challenges -- Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks," Association of Corporate Counsel CLE, Santa Clara and San Francisco, CA (November 13-14, 2012). Presenters: John B. Brew, Adelicia R. Cliffe, and Christopher Wilson.
  • "Joint CPSC/Customs Inspections," Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Webinar (June 21, 2012). Panelist: John B. Brew
  • "Avoiding Anti-Corruption Violations During Customs Transactions" C5's 7th Annual Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance, in Brussels, Belgium (May 23-24, 2012). Co-Speakers: David (Dj) Wolff, Alan W. H. Gourley and Laurent Ruessmann.
  • "Customs and Trade: The Price of Admission: Managing the New Import Regulation Model and Avoiding Pitfalls at the Border," Crowell & Moring Product Risk Management Seminar (October 19, 2011). Moderator: Laurent Ruessmann. Panelists: Leigh Schmid (Limited Brands); Alex Schaefer.
  • "Global Consumer Product Safety: Strategic Issues in Compliance, Reporting and Negotiating with Multiple Product Safety Regimes," Crowell & Moring Product Risk Management Seminar (October 19, 2011). Moderator: Bridget Calhoun. Panelists: Marc Schoem (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission); Sean Beckstrom (Graco Children's Products); Laurent Ruessmann; Laura Walther.
  • "International Law: Investor-State Arbitration in the Americas: Update on CAFTA and NAFTA," Joint Canadian Bar Association, ABA program, Toronto and Washington, DC webinar (October 13, 2011). Program Co-Chair and Moderator: Ian Laird.
  • "Preparing for Customs Audits: How to Minimize the Risk of Non-Compliance during Focused Assessments," ACI's 6th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement, Washington, DC (May, 17-18, 2011). Co-Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "Bringing Value: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center," International Compliance Professional Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (March 21, 2011). Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "Maximizing FTA Savings Opportunities," 6th Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance, Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2010). Co-Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "Customs 101: Successful Advocacy in Customs Administrative Practice," Trade & Customs Law - Basics You Need to Know, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (February 24, 2010). Panelist: John B. Brew.
  • "Maximizing Duty Saving Opportunities with Valuation and Classification," ACI's 5th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement (October 2009). Speaker: John B. Brew.
  • "U.S. Customs 101 & How to Leverage Customs to Stop Counterfeit and Gray Market Goods at the Border," ACC Roundtable Luncheon, Anaheim, CA (February 25, 2009). Speakers: John Brew and Kimberly Chen Nobles.
  • "How to Handle Customs Audits and Penalty Proceedings," Compliance Online Webinar (June 12, 2008). Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "US Sanctions Law: A Practical Review of the Laws as They Affect Non-US Business, Brazil (March 2008, private seminar). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Trade Sanctions in a 21st Century Economy: Are They An Appropriate Or Effective Means Of Altering State Behavior?" The 2008 Journal of International Law Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (February 2008). Presenter: Nicole Jenkins.
  • "Country of Origin Laws: Marking Obligations and Duty Savings Opportunities," Valve Manufacturers Association of America CFO Seminar, Crystal City, VA (May 17-18, 2007). Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "Export Controls and Technology," Integrated Dual-Use Technology Companies (IDCC), Washington, DC (April 2007). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Recent developments in Customs and International Trade," 2nd Annual Global Customs Summitt, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Ridgefield, CT (March 6, 2007). Presenter: John B. Brew.
  • "Roundtable Discussion of Free Trade Agreements," Advanced Import Compliance Forum, marcus evans, Chicago, IL (September 15, 2006). Moderator: John B. Brew.
  • "Performing an Audit of Your Company's Import Compliance: A Complete Guide for a Successful Self-Assessment," 2nd Advanced Forum on Import Compliance, American Conference Institute, Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2006). Presenter: John B. Brew.