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.

Jun
10
Wed
USMCA and the Textile & Apparel Industry – What You Need to Know
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

USMCA and the Textile & Apparel Industry – What You Need to Know 

An informative webinar presented by George Tuttle, with Tuttle Law and Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney with Braumiller Law Group

Wednesday, June 10th, 10:30 a.m. – noon CDT

 

This webinar was also requested by several who participated in the Braumiller-Tuttle Law USMCA webinar on May 19th. It is the 2nd in a series of  three* presented by George Tuttle and Braumiller Law Group. The final webinar in this series, which is scheduled for June 19th, will cover the USMCA and the automotive industry.  Each webinar goes in-depth on the topic, allowing time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

This webinar will cover:

  • Chapter 4 General and Specific Rules of Origin & Tariff Classification (Chapter 5 for Apparel)
  • Examples from a product specific list and existing NAFTA rulings in the context of USMCA (same or different result?)
  • Do RVC rules apply? Discuss RVC requirements
  • Verification and Audit Procedures under USMCA

Care to ask a question in advance in order for it to (possibly) be included within the presentation? Send your questions to: linnea@braumillerconsulting.com

*USMCA-Automotive webinar on June 19th (3rd in the series)  Save the date.  Details to follow.

Cost: $25.00
To register, please click on the image below.

 


Meet the Speakers:

George R. Tuttle, III
Law Offices of George R. Tuttle

George has over 35 years experience advising clients and litigating matters relating to classification, valuation, country-of-origin, special duty exemptions, NAFTA, drawback, regulatory audits and compliance assessments, penalties, and broker compliance. He also has extensive experience advising clients on export control and licensing matters and is the author of Distribution Licenses: The License Holder as Policeman and Other Related Issues, Law and Policy of Export Controls, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. George Tuttle has been a frequent speaker on various Customs matters before trade groups and Customs brokers. Read George’s full bio here.

 

Vicky Wu, Senior Associate Attorney
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Vicky advises clients on a wide range of issues related to international trade compliance. Her areas of practice focus on import laws and export controls, representing companies before several governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of State’s Directorate of Defense and Trade Controls, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls.  Vicky regularly assists companies with import compliance matters, such as filing Section 301 and 232 exclusion requests, conducting free trade agreement qualifications (e.g., NAFTA), responding to CBP inquiries and filing protests, classification reviews and tariff mitigation strategies, country of origin determinations, foreign trade zones, and representing companies in Customs audits and Focused Assessments. She also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and filing complex prior disclosures to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Read Vicky’s full bio here.

 

 

 

 

This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit

Jun
11
Thu
USMCA You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers Using Multiple Approaches for Resolution
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

USMCA: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers – Using Multiple Approaches for Resolution

An informative webinar presented by Braumiller Law Group Of Counsel, Jim Holbein
 (He ran the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce) 

Thursday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress April 24 that the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Following that notification to Congress, the U.S. certified to Mexico and Canada that it’s ready for the NAFTA replacement to take effect.  “The crisis and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that now, more than ever, the United States should strive to increase manufacturing capacity and investment in North America. The USMCA’s entry into force is a landmark achievement in that effort,” Lighthizer said.

This webinar will cover:

There are a variety of approaches to resolving disputes in the USMCA. This webinar will provide insight into the major dispute settlement provisions, involving trade remedies, investment and disputes between the governments.   It will also cover how private parties can take advantage of the various mechanisms that cover all of the chapters to bring a problem to the Parties for resolution.

Read Jim’s latest article on the topic here.

 

Cost:  $25.00
To register, please click the image below.


Meet the Speaker:

James Holbein, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

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 exclusions, 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.

Jim is a former Federal Executive with more than 30 years of government experience, who most recently was responsible for supervising a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (ITC). He ran the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State. He is the author of more than 25 books, articles and conference papers dealing with international trade and dispute settlement. Read Jim’s full bio here.

 

 

 

This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit.

Jun
15
Mon
Overcoming the frays: “COVID-19’s Impact on the Textile and Apparel Industry”
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Overcoming the frays: “COVID-19’s Impact on the Textile and Apparel Industry”

An informative webinar presented by Braumiller Law Group Director of Educational Services, Linnea Deeds

Monday, June 15th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT

The COVID-19 global pandemic has devastated the world’s economies, undermined companies and left millions of workers abandoned.  As a critical export industry for developing countries, apparel and textile firms are on the front lines experiencing both the brunt of pandemic and the possible positives to come from it. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Assessing current risks
  • Supporting strategic partners
  • Developing a post-pandemic game plan
  • Finding the silver lining

Who should attend:

  • Compliance professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Procurement teams
  • Corporate social responsibility teams
  • Logistic and supply chain teams

Cost: $25.00
To register, please click on the image below.


Meet the Speaker:

 

Linnea Deeds, Dir. Educational Services
Braumiller Consulting Group, LLC

Linnea’s passion for continuous improvement and strategic solutions permeates her client approach. Whether designing custom training programs or supporting clients’ operational needs, Linnea’s keen awareness of the complex interplay and hand-offs within a global supply chain benefit clients in significant and measurable ways. As a seasoned 29 year veteran, she has saved companies millions in fines and penalties. She routinely devises approaches focused on minimizing duty outlays while complying with Customs regulations. She enjoys streamlining processes to reduce expenses while increasing global compliance. Linnea adeptly develops strategies to resolve complex compliance issues for both domestic and international entities. A born-teacher, Linnea leads Braumiller Consulting’s education program by designing, developing and presenting training on a broad-range of trade topics. She also coordinates and supports the educational efforts of our extensive team of trade professionals. Read Linnea’s full bio here.

 

 

 

This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit.

Jun
17
Wed
“ITAR – Classifying Articles and Technical Data on the US Munitions List”
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

“ITAR – Classifying Articles and Technical Data on the US Munitions List”

A webinar with Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel to Braumiller Law Group

Wednesday, June, 17th, 11 AM- Noon CDT

An absolutely critical factor for companies exporting defense articles and technical data subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is classification in the United States Munitions List (USML). The webinar will explore this process, including:

  • How the USML is structured
  • The anatomy of a USML category
  • Finding (or not finding) your commodity in the USML
  • What if it is not clear that the commodity is listed in the USML
  • Once it is classified – now what?

Cost: $25.00
To register, please click the image below.

 


Meet the Speaker:

Bruce H. Leeds

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

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 at LAX.  Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran. Read Bruce’s full bio here.

 

 

 

 

This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit

Jun
18
Thu
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC/NIST800), Export Controls and the Impact to Universities and Companies
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Join Braumiller Law Group, along with the CORTAC Group, for an informative webinar on

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC/NIST800), Export Controls and the Impact to Universities and Companies

Thursday, June 18th @ Noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT (90 minutes)

Presenters:

Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Compliance Director of the CORTAC Group, and Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel with Braumiller Law Group

This webinar will address the many overlapping aspects of the Department of Defense Cybersecurity requirements (CMMC), and the Export and ITAR controls applicable to both universities and private sector companies. We’ll discuss the May GAO report to Congress on the U.S. State and Commerce Departments’ requirements to address university-specific compliance issues. In addition, we’ll discuss how CMMC controls run parallel to Export/ITAR requirements, and leveraging both for the benefit of all parties (universities, companies and the USG), in order to capture both grants and future business, including under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, which are available through, not only the DOD, but 10 other federal agencies.

Key takeaways

  • Current and future national defense and security requirements being imposed by both State and Commerce Departments
  • Gain an understanding of how CMMC/NIST800 will play a role in future DoD contracts, RFQs, and SBIR grants
  • How Small Businesses may leverage their size and agility, to position themselves in future grants and awards, including applying the same principles to other 11 Federal Agencies who also have SBIR grants available

Who should attend:

Companies interested in partnering with the DOD and other government agencies (i.e. DOT, DOA, DOE, etc.), research institutions and universities, companies in general, and small business enterprises looking to take advantage of joint programs such as Small Business Innovation Research grants.

Cost: $25.00**
To register, please click on the image below.

 


(**FREE Registration for Veterans and currently active military/government personnel; contact
linnea@braumillerconsulting.com for your personal access code.)


Meet the Speakers:

Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Compliance Director
CORTAC Group

Jerry Leishman has 30+ years of strategic leadership and partnership development working with both the private sector and government. His expertise in Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, ISO27001, ITAR, NIST800, amongst other areas, including DOD contracts allows him to bring a holistic, cost effective and risk based approach to companies, institutions, and organizations working with the Federal government including the DOD.  Read Jerry’s full bio here.

 

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. 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 including in China and the E.U.  Read Christos’ full bio here.

 

 

Introduction:

Dave Nestic, APEX STTR Program Director

Dave Nestic founded NezTech Corporation in 1994 through which he provides contract executive management, business analysis and strategy consulting, commercialization consulting, R&D proposal coordination, and marketing and sales planning for client companies. In his capacity with NezTech, Dave currently serves as a Commercialization Executive with the Ohio Federal Research Network, and Executive-In-Residence with the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. Dave has over 20 years’ experience with technology company formation, incubation and development and technology economic development.  Read Dave’s full bio here.

The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment is a USAF partnership intermediary through Wright State Applied Research Corporation, in support of the United States Air Force Science & Technology Strategy.  The APEX mission is to cultivate innovation by engaging and collaborating with innovators across academia, industry and the Department of Defense to identify transformational operational defense solutions to propel defense technology development. We do this by utilizing data analytics and high-touch coaching for business startups and proposals, and engaging with DoD programs to connect universities, businesses and government entities in a way that moves technology from discovery to reality. For more information and contact, visit: https://apex-innovates.org/

Jun
19
Fri
USMCA and the Automotive Industry – What You Need to Know
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

USMCA and the Automotive Industry – What You Need to Know

An informative webinar presented by George Tuttle with Tuttle Law Office and Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney with Braumiller Law Group

Friday, June 19th, 10:00 a.m. – noon CDT

 

This webinar was also requested by several who participated in the Braumiller-Tuttle Law USMCA webinar on May 19th and is the final in our series of three* webinars.  Much like the preceding two webinars in this series, it will go in-depth on the topic, allowing for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

This webinar will cover:

  • Regional Value Content (RVC) Requirements
    • Finished Vehicles
    • “Core parts”
    • “Principal parts”
    • “Complimentary parts”
  • Steel and Aluminum Requirements
  • Labor Value Content (LVC) Requirements
  • Staging Timeline
  • Practical Considerations for Auto-Industry

*The previous two webinars in the series are now located in the “On-demand” BLG library. ‘USMCA and the Rubber, Plastics and Chemical Industries’ (presented on June 3rd) and ‘USMCA and the Textile and Apparel Industry’ (presented on June 10th).  

Cost: $25.00
To register, please click on the image below

 


Meet the Speakers:

George R. Tuttle, III
Law Offices of George R. Tuttle

George has over 35 years experience advising clients and litigating matters relating to classification, valuation, country-of-origin, special duty exemptions, NAFTA, drawback, regulatory audits and compliance assessments, penalties, and broker compliance. He also has extensive experience advising clients on export control and licensing matters and is the author of Distribution Licenses: The License Holder as Policeman and Other Related Issues, Law and Policy of Export Controls, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. George Tuttle has been a frequent speaker on various Customs matters before trade groups and Customs brokers.  Read George’s full bio here.

Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Devin advises clients on a host of international trade issues, including matters pertaining to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., among other regulatory agencies.  Devin returns to Braumiller Law Group to head up our new Detroit office after having practiced law in Washington, D.C. for several years. He has extensive experience in advising companies, both large and small, on international trade compliance. By leveraging his comprehensive background with both import and export-related matters, Devin has assisted clients in achieving substantial duty savings and mitigating regulatory risks associated with cross-border transactions.  Read Devin’s full bio here.

 

 

 

 

This webinar is approved for
1 CCS/CES/MES credit.

Jun
23
Tue
USMCA/T-MEC Update – What You Need to Know
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

USMCA/T-MEC Update – What You Need to Know

Join Lexology for an informative webinar presented by Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & Partner of Braumiller Law Group, Brenda Cordova, Braumiller Law Group Mexico Attorney and Vincent Routhier, Partner with DS Avocats, Canada

Tuesday, June 23rd, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT (U.S.)

(60 minutes)*

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress April 24 that the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Following that notification to Congress, the U.S. certified to Mexico and Canada that it’s ready for the NAFTA replacement to take effect.

“The crisis and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that now, more than ever, the United States should strive to increase manufacturing capacity and investment in North America. The USMCA’s entry into force is a landmark achievement in that effort,” Lighthizer said.

Time to dig into the details and planning stages.

 

This webinar will cover:

  • Where to find the rules for navigating the USMCA
  • Rules of Origin and a practical approach to analyzing these rules
  • What the USMCA Certification should contain and key considerations
  • Comparison of the USMCA provisions to NAFTA
  • National Treatment Rules, including drawback and the lesser of the duty rule
  • Customs enforcement including verification audits and record requests/desk reviews
  • USMCA/T-MEC – a Mexico Perspective
  • USMCA-a Canadian Perspective

To register, please click on the image below.
(You will be redirected to the Lexology website to complete your registration).

 

Please feel free to forward questions in advance to bob@braumillerlaw.com

*  This will be a very comprehensive webinar, with several questions being answered during the presentation, as well as plenty of time (30 minutes-optional) set aside for Q&A afterward.


Meet the Speakers:

Adrienne Braumiller, Founder & 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.

 

Brenda Cordova, Mexico Attorney
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Brenda Cordova heads the Braumiller Law Group legal practice in Mexico. She has been involved in Mexican Customs and trade matters since 1994.  Brenda has represented a wide range of multi-national and small companies, advising them on business matters in Mexico. She has helped these clients with their Customs and international trade law issues, and she is widely recognized as an expert in the following areas: classification ruling requests, labeling requirements, import/export procedures, certified companies and free-trade agreements including NAFTA, certificates of origin, IMMEX, foreign investment, and incorporation procedures.  Read Brenda’s full bio here.

 

 

Vincent Routhier, Partner
DS Avocats, Canada

Vincent Routhier’s practice is focused on international trade and customs law; particularly in the areas of trade remedies, cross-border trade facilitation and customs/export controls compliance. He assists clients in developing import compliance programs and has represented clients before Canadian and U.S. administrative agencies in the context of trade and customs proceedings. He also advises corporate clients and governments on a broad range of international trade and customs law technical matters, providing strategic counsel in regards to issues arising from WTO Agreements, bilateral trade agreements, Canadian trade and customs legislation and U.S. trade and customs provisions.  Read Vincent’s full bio here.