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ICPA Annual Conference
Mar 24 – Mar 27 all-day

March 24th-27th

Orlando, FL
Disney Coronado Springs Resort

1000 W. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

(Registration for this conference is closed)


BLG’s Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate and Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, will speak at the upcoming ICPA conference.

Speaking times/topics


Bruce Leeds
“Understanding Export Licensing”

Wednesday, March 27th

3:15 – 4:15 PM

“Have a new job and are now responsible for export licensing? Trying to expand your skills into the realm of export controls? Need an update on export licensing and exemptions? Just curious about export licensing? This session is for you! We will cover both Department of State licenses for defense articles and technical data and Department of Commerce licensing of commercial, dual-use and certain defense articles and technology. There will also be examples of what licenses may be needed for different transactions. But wait – there’s more! The session will also touch on Commodity Jurisdiction determinations, OFAC licenses and license administration. ”


Jennifer Horvath Internatinal Trade Lawyer
Jennifer Horvath
“False Claims Act”

Wednesday, March 27th

1:45 – 2:45 PM

“As Customs has ramped up enforcement on antidumping/countervailing duties (ADD/CVD) along with other priority issues such as classification, there has been an increased trend toward False Claims Act (FCA) cases being filed. FCA cases – also known as “whistleblower” cases – have their basis in the government being deprived of revenue. FCA cases can be filed by individuals who allege wrongdoing by a company to intentionally defraud the government of revenue owed. The individual can then receive a percentage of the collected revenue should the case be deemed legitimate by the government. We will discuss the most common types of claims made under the FCA for revenue owed to Customs, the elements of an FCA case, and how importing companies can help mitigate the potential for FCA claims.”



Come visit us at the BLG & BCG booth #18
Pick up some goodies for the beach.

Relax, we’ve got you covered.

Global Trade Compliance to us…

is just another day at the beach.

(A chance to win) We will be giving away a Google Home Hub & some beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry.

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98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

98th Annual Conference
June 26th-28th
Washington, D.C.
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Trade in a Shifting World

The 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo, June 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC, is an opportunity for trade professionals to better understand commerce in the shifting world of international trade. AAEI’s conferences bring together practitioners and policymakers for the common purpose of facilitating the movement of goods safely and securely. In a shifting world, keeping up with the flow of change has challenged everyone involved in trade. Attendees will take away strategic and tactical approaches and compliance knowledge for their trade operations. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel in the heart of Washington, DC’s lively Penn Quarter.

2019 Program Concept

AAEI’s conference planning team devised a new concept for this year’s program, meant to maximize the content value for attendees of all professional levels.

Each general session at the 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo will be followed by two corresponding breakout sessions, one for each of the following tracks:

  • Policy and Strategy
  • Compliance and Operations

The result will mean attendees will take away more than they expect from a high level AAEI annual conference experience. They will retain important information on strategic and operational levels. The 2019 AAEI conference is for people who work in trade– and for people who work on trade.

Adrienne Braumiller to speak at the conference

Adrienne will be moderating a panel discussion on the topic of USMCA.  Read Adrienne’s bio here.


Please check back.  Registration details will be posted soon. For additional information, please visit AAEI at