Events

The attorneys and professionals of Braumiller Law Group,PLLC consistently receive outstanding reviews for their informative presentations.  They are well known for using a clear, compelling style to educate, update and inform a wide range of audiences about issues affecting the global trade community.

Below please find a comprehensive list of the Braumiller Law Group,PLLC events currently scheduled, including in-person training, online courses, speaking engagements and more.

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

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(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

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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.