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Jan
23
Thu
Partnering for Compliance 7th Annual Customs/Import Boot Camp 2020
Jan 23 all-day

 

Partnering for Compliance
7th Annual Customs/Import Boot Camp 2020

Presented by Attorneys Adrienne Braumiller and Bruce Leeds
of Braumiller Law Group, PLLC


This collegial & interactive 1-day intensive program will focus on a broad spectrum of import regulatory & compliance matters of current relevance.

Senior-level speakers will provide solid & recent updates on US initiatives & policies regarding customs and import regulatory matters of relevance to your business.  Extensive Q&A sessions.  Click here to view the tentative agenda and other details.

Registration:

Reservations are limited to the first 200 paid registrants for the for the program.  Direct debit/credit card online payment is only through PayPal.  You do NOT need a PayPal membership/account to make an online payment.

Online registrations with credit/debit card payments are available only at the Partnering for Compliance website.

This 1-day event is being held at:

Holiday Inn Orlando Airport Hotel
5750 T.G. Lee Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 851-6400
(866) 253-2182/Reservations

To receive discounted rates when booking, please use Group Booking code: CUI


Meet the Speakers:

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.  Adrienne has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and  licenses,  analyzing  whether  specific  transactions  should  be  pursued,  providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases. Click here to read Adrienne’s full bio.

 

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues.  Click here to read Bruce’s full bio.

 

An official Certificate of Completion outlining 6.5 CCS NCBFAA Credits for the 1-day Customs/Import Boot Camp program will be presented to all participants. CLE CREDITS: Accreditation may be sought individually/collectively by participant(s) in their jurisdictions.

If further details are needed, please contact Partnering for Compliance at (321) 952-2978 or by email: info@partneringforcompliance.org.

Jan
28
Tue
Personal Liability in Trade Compliance
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Dallas Ft. Worth area ICPA Data Group is kicking off 2020 with an informational meeting of the minds.

Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, and Paul Fudacz, Partner at Braumiller Law Group PLLC, will present on Personal Liability in Trade Compliance.

Alexandra and Paul will discuss how personal liability can be attributed to corporate compliance professionals and what you can do to protect yourself.

As always, please bring your questions to make this an interactive and engaging session.

Tuesday, January 28th, 6 PM – 8 PM
Spring Creek Barbeque
315 State Highway 114-W
Grapevine, Texas 76051
https://springcreekbarbeque.com/locations/

We have the banquet room reserved from 6:00 – 8:00PM.

Trade talk, and Texas barbecue
What better way to kick off 2020!!!


Meet the Presenters: 

Paul Fudacz, Partner
Braumiller Law Group PLLC

Paul Fudacz, a Partner with Braumiller Law Group, has nearly 30 years of experience in International Trade law.  He specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.  Paul has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. He also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance.  Read Paul’s full bio here.

Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP

Alexandra López-Casero represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a wide range of international trade-related issues. She serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of U.S. and non U.S.-based companies, ranging from start-ups to multinationals, that develop, produce and export a wide range of products, including defense technology, industrial products, chemicals, electronic products, software, life science products, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and equipment, aerospace technology, and consumer products. She concentrates her practice on export controls, economic sanctions, and national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Read Alexandra’s full bio here.

For additional details or to RSVP, please contact:

Lila Landis, LCB CUSECO®
Manager, F-35 Integration
Global Transportation
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Office: 682-610-6871
Mobile: 817-647-0710
Lila.A.Landis@lmco.com

We hope to see you there!

 

Jan
30
Thu
MAPI presents ‘Navigating Trade Compliance Issues in an Uncertain Environment’ webinar
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enhance Your Knowledge

The current international trade environment is complex and volatile, making it difficult for manufacturers to navigate ever-changing import and export regulations. During this webinar, Partners Adrienne Braumiller and Jennifer Horvath of Braumiller Law Group will discuss recent developments in import and export compliance and how to optimize your global trade business practices.


Meet the Presenters:

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.  She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases. Read Adrienne’s full bio here.

Jennifer Horvath Internatinal Trade LawyerJennifer Horvath, Partner
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to provide exceptional analysis of regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.  She assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex Customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a range of industries.  Read Jennifer’s full bio here.

Feb
12
Wed
5th Annual Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference 2020
Feb 12 – Feb 14 all-day

5th Annual Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference 2020

February 12-14, 2020
Omni Hotel Galleria
Four Riverway
Houston, TX 77056
Reservations: https://customsconferences.com/venue.html

The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference (“ATCC”) brings together import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive two-day event in Houston, Texas.

The 2020 conference will offer three separate tracks dedicated to Advanced Imports, Advanced Exports and other Trade-related topics, as well as a “Basics” track for trade professionals needing various refreshers. Sessions will include:

      • Special 3-Hour Advanced Customs Value Workshop (limited space)
      • Export Sanctions
      • Country of Origin for 232 and 301
      • Basic and Advanced Value Sessions
      • ADD/CVD
      • Prior Disclosures & Quantification Methodologies
      • Advanced & Introductory Customs Audits & Enforcement Sessions
      • BIS & Census Updates
      • FTZ Strategies
      • Drawback Sessions
      • Reconciliation Sessions
      • USMCA/NAFTA Update + Rules of Origin
      • Basic and Advanced Classification Sessions
      • ACE Reporting for Imports & Exports
      • Intellectual Property Rights
      • S. Trade Policy
      • Post Entry Audits and Internal Controls
      • European Trade Update
      • Broker’s World Update

Click here to view the Agenda.


Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder of Braumiller Law Group will be speaking at the upcoming conference, as well as Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor for Braumiller Consulting Group

 

USMCA Update and Rules of OriginThursday, February 13th @ 10:30 a.m. 
Adrienne will be joined by Aasha Wanless – Trade Compliance Director, Polaris

Prior Disclosures Gone Wrong Thursday, February 13th @ 1:15 p.m.
George Tuttle III – Attorney, Tuttle Law
Adrienne Braumiller – Partner, Braumiller Law Group
John Metrich – Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade

Routed Transactions UpdateFriday, February 14th @ 10:00 a.m.
Sharron Cook – Senior Export Policy Analyst, ​Bureau of Industry and Security
Kiesha Downs – Chief, Trade Regulations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Joe Cortez – Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

 

 

For Registration and other details, please click the image below.

Mar
10
Tue
The 19th Annual “Partnering for Compliance” East – Export Control Training & Education Program
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day

 

The 19th Annual “Partnering for Compliance™” East

With the participation of the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury-OFAC, Census Bureau, UK/EU Export Controls, USMCA, Imports & U.S. Trade

presents

Export Control Training & Education Program
March 10th-12th, 2020

Holiday Inn Orlando Airport Hotel
5750 T.G. Lee Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
Tel: (407) 851-6400
Reservations: (866) 253-2182


The collegial & interactive will focus on a broad spectrum of export/import regulatory & compliance matters of current relevance.  Senior level government speakers will provide solid & recent updates on U.S. initiatives & policies regarding export control licensing/enforcement.  An extensive Q & A will follow the session.

Braumiller Law Group’s Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner and Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, will be speaking on the topic of ‘Overview and Impact of the Tariff War With China-Section 301 & 232′ on Wednesday, March 11th at 4PM-5PM with a Q&A session to follow.

To register for this event, please click the image below:

For more information or to view the agenda, please click here:

An official Certificate of Completion outlining our 4.5 IIEI CEUs and 20 CES NCBFAA Credits for the 3-day Exports program will be issued upon completion of the event.


Meet the Speakers:

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.  has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and  licenses,  analyzing  whether  specific  transactions  should  be  pursued,  providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.  Read Adrienne’s full bio here.

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel

Bruce has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues. Bruce is also a U.S. Army veteran. Read Bruce’s full bio here.

 

For questions regarding this 3-day program, please contact Ailish M. NicPhaidin, MPRII – President & CEO of Partnerships International, Inc. at (321) 952-2978 or via email at: Ailish@PartneringForCompliance.org.

 

Apr
7
Tue
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its Relationship to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for an informative webinar on the topic of:

Looking Ahead: Cyber-security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its Relationship to the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

April 7th, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM (CDT)

presented by Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel with Braumiller Law Group, PLLC and Jerry Lieshman, VP – Regulatory Business Advisory, CORTAC Group


This session will discuss the increasing enterprise risks and obligations introduced by the 2020 Department of Defense Cyber-security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its relationship to the ITAR/EAR. In addition, we’ll be discussing the current and future national defense and security landscape, increasing laws and regulations as it applies to defense articles, contracts and supply-chain, along with recommended approaches on how to address these areas.

Take-Aways/Why You Should Attend:

  • In-House Counsel, CISO/IT and Compliance Officers will get a better understanding on the evolving legal, regulatory, and cyber-security landscape facing U.S. companies today;
  • How to reduce their compliance and contracting risks to maintain current commercial and government contracts;
  • Strategies to win more business leveraging cybersecurity as a competitive advantage;
  • Industry Best Practices; and
  • Recommended Approaches to implement CMMC and ITAR controls.
Webinar Fee: $25.00

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account in order to make payment.  Upon completion of your transaction, you will receive a link to complete your registration.  YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS PROCESS IN ORDER TO JOIN THE WEBINAR.)


Meet the Speakers:

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. Mr. Linardakis holds a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in International Trade Law & International Corporate Law, along with certifications from Harvard Business School & Schulich Business School/York University, in Canada. He has held positions as Associate General Counsel, Compliance, Trade Regulatory Counsel, Global Trade Compliance, and Sr. ITAR Empowered Official for Fortune 500 & 100 companies, along with private companies. During his career, he has established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, manufacturing licensing & technical assistance agreements (MLA/TAA), FCPA/ABAC programs, Foreign Military Sales, and has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies. He’s a frequent speaker for both private and government associations. Read Christos’s full bio here.

Jerry Leishman
Vice President, Regulatory Business Advisory
CORTAC Group

For 25+ years, Jerry has helped commercial and government supplier organizations transform ideas into world class products and solutions. He is a passionate, collaborative, results-oriented thought leader and executor who has worked in security, compliance, and governance management and IT leadership roles. Jerry has a track record of successfully envisioning, building, launching, and selling innovative compliance solutions, products, and technologies. Lead successful projects and workstreams for regulatory compliance, security, and privacy efforts including Microsoft’s Azure & Office 365 ISO 27001, SOC1/2, ITAR, DFARS, EAR and FedRAMP certifications.

Apr
8
Wed
Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Act of 2020 & What it May Mean to You
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Us for an Informative & FREE Webinar on the subject of:

Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Act of 2020 & What it May Mean to You

Wednesday, April 8th
12:00 PM CDT (60 min. duration)

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

This webinar will cover:

Eligibility for small business loans of up to $10 million to help companies survive the COVID-19 crisis and keep their business and employees

Who should attend:

Owners, management and employees of small businesses (less than 500 employees), including customs brokers, forwarders, importers and logistics companies.

Key takeaways:

  • How to qualify for the loans
  • How the money can be used
  • Limitations
  • Loan deferrals and forgiveness

To register for this free event, please click the image below


Meet the Speaker:

Bruce H. Leeds

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel
Braumiller Law Group

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. Read Bruce’s full bio here.

Apr
30
Thu
Export Controls and Compliance for Researchers and Universities
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

 

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute for an informative webinar on:

Export Controls in a University Environment

Date: April 30th @ 1PM EST (90 minutes)

Presenters: Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group


This webinar will cover Export and ITAR requirements in university settings, including what sort of issues universities may face when dealing with export controlled bids, proposals, and programs, as well as the impact to their researchers, professors, and university compliance requirements. Areas of discussion will include: disclosure of technical data to non-U.S. persons; technical data generated from research and what is considered “public domain”; U.S. government bid requirements; what is technical data; who is a non-U.S. person; what is an export and when is research considered controlled under the EAR or under the ITAR. In addition, a DARPA university case study will be presented, to show the risks both commercial and universities may face when violations occur. Lastly, practical tips for universities will be provided.

Key takeaways:

  • Identifying government program requirements when it comes to export controls
  • Gain an understanding of when a non-U.S. person may require US government approval to work on a program
  • Understanding when research is controlled under the EAR or the ITAR
  • Identifying when a possible export licensing exemption exists under the regulations

Who should attend:

Federal Lab people, NASA, AFRL, companies that may have R&D departments, research institutions, Universities, Federal Labs, and any foreign owned companies, those that may have R&D, and companies that do business with DOD or the military.

Cost: $25.00

Click the image below to register

(Note: You do not need a PayPal account in order to make payment. Upon completion of your transaction, you will be redirected to the webinar’s landing page to complete your registration. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS TWO-STEP PROCESS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.)

Meet the Speakers:

Bruce H. LeedsBruce Leeds, Senior Counsel
Braumiller Law Group

 

Bruce has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance.  Read Bruce’s full bio here.

 

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group

Christos is an attorney in our Chicago office. He has held positions as Associate General Counsel, Compliance, Trade Regulatory Counsel, Global Trade Compliance, and Sr. ITAR Empowered Official for Fortune 500 & 100 companies, along with private companies. During his career, he has established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, manufacturing licensing & technical assistance agreements (MLA/TAA), FCPA/ABAC programs, Foreign Military Sales, and has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies. Read Christos’ full bio here.

 

All questions regarding this event and/or registration should be directed to Kim Holizna at: KimHolizna@oai.org

May
12
Tue
Section 301, USMCA, International Trade in a Post Pandemic World
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Section 301, USMCA,
International Trade in a
Post Pandemic World

A webinar with a Government Insider, James Holbein, and Adrienne Braumiller, Founder, Braumiller Law Group

Tuesday, May 12th, 11 AM- Noon EST

What James and Adrienne will cover in this webinar:

At this time, many companies are engaged in a complex overhaul of their logistics and production concepts. The US-China trade conflict, will still be in place after this pandemic, and will encourage companies to both look closer to home for their production, as well as to evaluate the benefit of having alternative sources. Countries like Canada, Mexico or Latin America will seem more attractive after this experience to U.S. companies. In Europe, sourcing within the EU makes much more sense once the factors of reliability and local access are properly factored into cost comparisons.

The global trade landscape has been forever changed

This webinar will cover:

  • Section 301 and a new opportunity for various exclusions
  • USMCA, and how the pandemic has changed the landscape for inclusion, and point of origin
  • New guidelines for supply chain security
  • What it means to be compliant

Cost: $75.00

Click the image below to Register


Meet the Speakers:

James Holbein, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group

Jim Holbein has decades of experience in trade negotiating, trade policy development, tariff nomenclature and administration, customs enforcement, international trade dispute settlement, and import compliance.  In his most recent federal position he managed the development of tariff nomenclature for all Section 301 tariffs and exclusion, Miscellaneous Tariff Bills, for non-legal statistical breakouts to help firms isolate trade volumes for specific products, and supervised U.S. representation to the World Customs Organization making changes to the Harmonized System.  Read Jim’s full bio here.

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner
Braumiller Law Group

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.  She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases. Read Adrienne’s full bio here.