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.

Advanced Topics in Trade Compliance 2019
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day

Adrienne Braumiller, and BLG Trade Advisor Joe Cortez will  speak at the upcoming “Advanced Topics in Trade Compliance 2019” in Houston this February 20th-22nd.

  • Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law & Official from Office of the United States Trade Representative will speak on Trade Policy Update – Sections 232 & 301 Duties
  • Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Law Group; & a Representative of the U.S. Census Bureau & Bureau of Industry & Security will speak on a Deemed Export Controls Panel

The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference 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 2019 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 be structured to allow opportunity for significant interaction and Q&A.

​Global trade policy changes have created significant turmoil and confusion. Our goal is to help participants gain greater clarity and insight from speakers, presenters and peers.

​Topics to be covered will include: Trade Policy Updates, Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights, Impact of E-commerce & Supply Chain, Foreign Trade Zone Issues & Opportunities, Exports Control Reform Act, NAFTA Updates from Mexico & Canada, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Deep Dive, Advanced Transaction Value For Value Geeks, Classification Cases, Statistical Sampling & Prior Disclosures, Brexit Update and Impact, Computed Value & Cost Submissions, and U.S. Customs Reconciliation Program.

Topics and Speakers will include:


U.S. Customs Regulatory Update 2018

Amy Magnus, Director of Customs Affairs & Compliance, AN Deringer & President, NCBFAA


Using Statistical Sampling in Prior Disclosure Quantifications

John Metrich, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


FTZ & Drawback Strategies

Robert Stein, Vice President of Customs & Global Trade Compliance, Mohawk Global Logistics


Advanced Classification

Brad Menard, Director, International Trade Consulting, Braumiller Consulting, & Paulie Nichols, Broker Audit Specialist, Deleon Trade


Identifying ADD/CVD Merchandise, A Five-Step Approach

Shara Aranoff, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling


Trade Policy Update – Sections 232 & 301 Duties

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner, Braumiller Law & Official from Office of the United States Trade Representative


Canada Trade Policy Changes & NAFTA Update

Kim Campbell, Founder, MK Marin Trade Services & Chair, Canadian Importers & Exporters Association


Advanced Transaction Value 

George Tuttle, III, Attorney, Tuttle Law Offices & Cindy Deleon, Founder & Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


Mexico Trade Policy Changes & NAFTA Update

Miriam Name, Partner, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton & Rob Barnett, Partner, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton


A Deep Dive Into REAL Internal Controls

Kristin Simonson, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade


Intellectual Property Rights Challenges: An Update

Alex Chinoy, Partner, Covington & Burling & Tony Gregory, Special Agent, Trade Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security


International Deals and Trade In The Current Policy Environment

Randy Cook, Sr. Managing Director, Ankura Consulting


Export Sanctions Update

Partner, Covington & Burling


Deemed Export Controls Panel

Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Law Group; Representative, U.S. Census Bureau & Representative, Bureau of Industry & Security


Understanding the Guidelines of Customs Bond Sufficiency

Colleen Clarke, Vice President, Roanoke Trade & Shane Garcia, Vice President, RW Smith & Co.


The EU and Brexit Update: What You Need to Know

Pablo Muniz, Partner, Van Bael & Belis


The Impact of Software on Trade Compliance

Randy Cook, Sr. Managing Director, Ankura Consulting


How E-Commerce Has Changed The Supply Chain

Cindy Allen, VP Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks

First Sale Qualification Considerations: Increased Importance Under Current Trade Policy

Tony Saranchak, Sr. Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade

Registration and Agenda:

View the Preliminary Agenda by clicking here , and visit the conference website for frequent updates, additional sessions, and registration.

The 18th Annual “Partnering For Compliance™” East Export/Import Control Program
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day

March 5th – 8th, 2019
Holiday Inn Orlando Airport Hotel
5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822

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.

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

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner of Braumiller Law Group , and Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel to Braumiller Law Group, will be speaking on the topic of: Overview and Impact of the Tarriff War With China-Section 301

March 6th 4PM-5PM To include Q & A

They will also be conducting the Customs/Import Boot Camp on March 8th. 

About Adrienne & Bruce

Adrienne is 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.

Full bio:

 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 technology.

Bruce started his career as an Import Specialist and Team Leader with U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles. He then went to private industry, serving as Import Manager and Manager of Export/Import Operations at Hughes Aircraft. He later served in export and import compliance positions at Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company.

Full bio:

Venue Information

Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport

5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32822

Tel: 407-851-6400

Reservations: 866-253-2182


 Partnering for Compliance Code: CFP

Reservations MUST be made by COB February 12th, 2019 to get the special rate.

Agenda, Registration & Fees

Conference Fees: Export 3-day program: $650; Customs/Import 1-day program: $250. Both programs: $900.

Granting: 4.5 IIEI CEUs. A limit of 200 spaces are available.

Online registrations with credit/debit card payments are available only at the website:



An official Certificate of Completion outlining our 4.5 IIEI CEUs and 20 CES NCBFAA Credits for 3-day Exports program, and 6.5 CCS NCBFAA Credits for 1-day Customs/Import Boot Camp program will be presented to all participants.


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