Brenda Cordova

Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group, MEXICO LEGAL COUNSEL

Brenda leads the Mexico practice of Braumiller Law Group, PLLC.

brenda@braumillerlaw.com

She is an attorney from Mexico.  She graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi. She holds an LL.M. degree on International Trade fromThe University of Texas at Austin.  She is currently pursuing a PH.D. on Customs and Foreign Trade Law from the Centro Universitario de Estudios Juridicos.

Brenda holds a certification on International Negotiations from the Colegio de Mexico, a certification on introduction to American Law from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certification on the Trade Facilitation Agreement and on Rules of Origin from the World Trade Organization.  She is currently pursuing a certification on Foreign Trade and Customs Operation at the ITAM.

Brenda has been involved in Mexican Customs and trade matters since 1994 in the following areas: classification ruling requests, NOMs, import/exportprocedures, NAFTA/USMCA origin verifications proceedings, rules of origin, IMMEX compliance, foreign investment, and incorporation procedures, among other related topics.

Brenda is also a Perito Dictaminador Traductor (Authorized Witness Expert Translator) from the State Government of San Luis Potosi.

Notable achievements include the following:

Represented a U.S.-based importer to Mexico after the Mexican Central Administration of Foreign Trade invalidated its NAFTA certificates of origin issued during three consecutive years; ultimately obtained a favorable decision on behalf of the client after litigation before the Mexican Courts.

Represented a U.S. oil company when the Mexican Central Administration of Foreign Trade invalidated several of its NAFTA certificates of origin; helped the company respond efficiently to the correspondent questionnaire and obtain a positive judgment.

Successfully represented U.S. oil companies negotiating with Mexican customers relating to NAFTA certificates invalidated by the Mexican government.

Leadership

In January of 2007, the mayor of the city of Rioverde in San Luis Potosi appointed Brenda to serve consecutive three-year terms leading the local office of the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (Foreign Trade Minister)

Brenda has always been actively involved in supporting the community and providing pro bono services for an extensive list of worthy organizations and causes. For example, she participates on the Board of Trustees for the Centro de Orientacion y Desarrollo Infantil, A.C., which is a home shelter for abused children.

Credentials

Brenda received her law degree from the School of Law at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). She also completed the course work requirements for the L.L.M. degree on International Trade and Latin American Studies at the School of Law and the Institute of the Latin Americas at The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas). She obtained a certification as a Perito Dictaminador Traductor (Authorized Expert Translator) from the State Government of San Luis Potosi, which allows her to translate official documents for legal purposes from English to Spanish and vice versa. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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