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Calendar of Upcoming Events

As a courtesy to its members, CITBA is now providing a list of upcoming international trade-related events of sister organizations.  CITBA intends to keep this list updated periodically, so please check back often for the latest list of events.
 
To access the list, please click below.
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January 9 - May 22, 2015: American University's Washington College of Law Founders' Celebration 2015

American University's Washington College of Law is please to welcome CITBA members to its 2015 Founders' Celebration.  More than just a celebration, it is five months that will change perceptions, spark new ideas, and lead the conversation in all areas of the law. Founders’ Celebration 2015 is about championing what matters. It’s a theme that began in 1898 with Founders Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett and continues to gain momentum at this school today.         

From January 9 – May 22, American University will be welcoming students, alumni, judges, scholars, and members of the DC and international legal community to American University Washington College of Law for a series of events, seminars, panel discussions, expert forums, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.


For a full schedule of events and registration details, please click here.


May 11, 2015: Technology in the Courtroom and Preparing Witnesses

CITBA cordially invites those interested to come to the U.S. Court of International Trade to view a technology demonstration by the Court's Operations Manager.  There will be one presentation for Customs practitioners and one for trade remedies practitioners.  There will also be an ethics panel on preparing witnesses, followed by a reception.

Further details on the event can be found below.

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April 28, 2015:  2015 International Trade Law & Policy Debate

CITBA is proud to co-sponsor the 2015 International Trade Law & Policy Debate, organized by the D.C. Bar International Trade Committee. The debate will take place April 28, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Dan Pickard and Dan Porter will debate today's most important and controversial international trade law and policy issues from the perspective of U.S. petitioner and respondent, respectively, including developments at the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, and World Trade Organization, China's non-market economy status in 2016, how to address undervalued currencies, trade promotion authority, free trade agreement negotiations, and U.S. trade policy. 

Please use this link to register. CITBA members get a $5 discount on registration.

Recent Events

March 9, 2015: Meet the Judges - Tips for Better Advocacy Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Court of International Trade

Please join CITBA's Younger Lawyers Committee for an informal conversation and reception with Judges Wallach and Stanceu as they offer wisdom from the bench on how younger lawyers can improve their advocacy before the CIT and CAFC.  While geared toward younger attorneys, the judges' presentations will undoubtedly include essential insights for attorneys at all career stages.

Further details can be found below. 
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February 26-27, 2015: International Trade Update

CITBA is pleased to announce that it is a co-sponsor of the International Trade Update held at the Georgetown University Law Center.  The 2015 International Trade Update is a "must attend" event for international trade lawyers, for it will provide you with practical, timely, and critical advice on numerous international trade issues.  Distinguished panels consisting of high-level government officials, respected members of the trade and customs bar, and corporate counsel will provide you with a comprehensive overview of current trends, the latest policy developments, and the most recent case law so that you can be up to date on hot-button issues pertaining to trade and customs law and policy.          

Further details on the 2015 International Trade Update can be found below.
 

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February 26, 2015: CITBA YLC Networking Lunch

The CITBA Young Lawyer's Committee is hosting a networking lunch to connect attorneys in the early stages of their customs and international trade law careers with one another and with experienced members of the bar.  Come meet other attorneys and get to know the up-and-coming members of the customs and international trade bar!!

Further details on the luncheon can be found below.


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February 19, 2015: Careers in Trade Law

Interested in trade law, but wondering what opportunities exist?  Come meet panelists who all work in international trade jobs that range from often-known (law firm associate, government agency employee) to the often-unknown (policy positions, in-house positions). 

Further details on this event can be found below.

 
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January 22, 2015:  CITBA Winter Luncheon - "New Horizons in Trade Law: The Landscape in 2015 and 2016"


CITBA cordially invites everyone to its Winter Luncheon on January 22, 2015 at the Willard Hotel.  The topic for the luncheon will be a discussion of what to expect over the next two years in international trade from the perspective of the federal courts and agencies involved. 

Keynote Speaker:  Judge Mark Barnett from the U.S. Court of International Trade

This will be followed by a panel of current and former agency officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Details regarding the panelists and registration can be found below.


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December 1, 2014:  U.S. Court of International Trade Judicial Conference

 

The 18th Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of International Trade will be held on December 1, 2014, at the New York Palace, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

 

Additional information regarding the Judicial Conference can be found here.


November 10, 2014:  International Law:  From BNP Paribas to Kiev - Recent Developments in Export Controls and Economic Sanctions


This past year has seen a host of developments and changes to Canadian and U.S. economic sanctions and export control rules.  At the same time, vigorous U.S. and Canadian enforcement in these areas has resulted in multiple prosecutions, some including multi-billion dollar fines.  While the direction of Canadian and U.S. policies is similar in some respects, the countries are not always aligned.  With increasing cross-border trade and the extra-territorial reach of some key U.S. and Canadian regulations, failing to stay on top of developments can expose your organization/clients to severe risks, including jail time, massive fines, reputational harm and business interruptions.  Do not miss an opportunity to hear from a faculty of leading practitioners and in-house counsel, from both sides of the border, on hot topics, including:


• An overview of developments in trade control in Canada and the U.S.: how do they work together?


• New economic sanctions against Russia and Ukraine


• Reforms to the export controls regimes, including changes to Canada’s rules around the export of cryptography and the latest on the US Export Control Reform Initiative


• Changes to Canada’s Controlled Goods Program


• Enhanced enforcement: Recent Canadian and U.S. cases


Additional program and registration details can be found below.  



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November 6, 2014:  Trends in International Trade Litigation and Networking Happy Hour


Please join CITBA and GW Law School for an informative discussion of recent trends in international trade litigation before both domestic and international tribunals.  The panel will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Justice, and Office of the United States Trade Representative, and will be followed by a networking happy hour.


Both events are free, but RSVPs are requested.  Registration details can be found below. 



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October 28, 2014 - What’s New at the Agency Reception - U.S. International Trade Commission Commissioner Rhonda Schmidtlein

 **  Off-The Record / Press Not Invited **


CITBA cordially invites you to a candid discussion with Commissioner Schmidtlein regarding the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent accomplishments, opportunities, and challenges.   


The reception will be held at Wiley Rein LLP and call-in details to be provided upon request.  This event is FREE, but advance registration is required.  Registration and event details can be found below.


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October 24, 2014:  Recent Developments in Russia Sanctions

**  Off-The Record / Press Not Invited **


CITBA cordially invites you to an upcoming Breakfast Briefing covering "Recent Developments in Russia Sanctions".   


The event will be held at Baker & Hostetler LLP and will feature Eileen Albanese, Director, Office of National Security and Technology, Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, and Peter Chessick, Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), Department of the Treasury.


Additional information and registration details below. 


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September 18-19, 2014:  2014 World Customs Law Meeting


CITBA members are cordially invited to attend the 2014 World Customs Law Meeting, which will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. Court of International Trade on September 18 and 19, 2014.  The conference sponsors include CITBA and the International Customs Law Academy. 


Speakers include Valerie Hughes and Alejandro Gamboa-Adler of the World Trade Organization, Judges Jane Restani and Leo Gordon, Chairman Stephen Leach of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Paul Rosenthal, Lawrence Friedman, and Myles Harmon.  Topics include unfair trade laws as well as customs issues.  Six (6) hours of CLE credit are available.


Registration fee is $250.  A copy of the conference program can be found below.


Please send registrations to Beth Ring, Esq., Sandler Travis & Rosenberg PA, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10176, or by e-mail to nkoosau@strtrade.com.  Payment may be made via Paypal at www.citba.org/events.php (selecting "event" on the drop-down menu instead of "new membership").  After payment has been made, please RSVP to the above e-mail address.  Payment may also be made by sending a check payable to "CITBA" to the above address. 



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September 11, 2014:  Reception to Welcome the New Chief Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade


CITBA and the International Trade Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association cordially invite you to attend a reception to welcome the new Chief Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade.   


The reception will take place from 5:30 - 7:00pm on September 11 at the Dolley Madison House, 1520 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.  Attendance is free, but registration is required.  Please click here to register.




May 23, 2014:  FCBA International Series Event


CITBA members are cordially invited to a program scheduled by the Federal Circuit Bar Association on May 23, 2014, in Washington, DC.  Please join thought leaders in the annual International Series’ Washington, D.C. program.  In collaboration with the United States Chamber of Commerce, representatives from several countries will gather in the Nation’s capital.  In doing so, they will continue the Series’ on-going theme of “innovation and best practices” – treating the full spectrum of topics ranging from invention, to capital formation, intellectual property protection, trade, procurement, and enforcement. Participants will include government, judicial, litigation, and stakeholder representatives. Later this year, in October, the Series will sit in Geneva, in cooperation with WIPO, WTO, and EPO.

 

Registration for either event is available on the FCBA website at www.fedcirbar.org.

 

Please refer to the agenda below for additional details.

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April 4, 2014 - CIT Judges Reception

 

On behalf of the ABA Section of International Law's Customs Law and International Trade Committees, CITBA members are cordially invited to a reception for the Judges of the U.S. Court of International Trade.  The reception will take place on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in "The Library" meeting room on the 18th floor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 301 Park Avenue in New York City

 

There is no cost to attend the CIT Judges Reception.  The ABA asks, however, that you RSVP at this link so that proper arrangements can be made:

  


February 7, 2014 - From Uruguay to Bali and Beyond:  International Trade Enforcement and Other Challenges

 

Luncheon Speaker:  The Honorable Claire R. Kelly, U.S. Court of International Trade


Panel:  Richard DiNucci, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs

            and Border Protection

            Scott Kieff, Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission

            Chris Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD Operations, International Trade Administration,

            U.S. Department of Commerce

            Brad Ward, Director, International Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC)


Moderators:  Kathleen Cannon, Kelley, Drye & Warren and Alice Kipel, Steptoe & Johnson

 
Please join the Customs and International Trade Bar Association for a candid discussion with the panel on international trade enforcement and other challenges in the modern era. 
 
Location:     The "Nest" at the Willard Hotel
                    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
                    Washington, DC 
 
Time:           Noon to 3:00pm
                    Reception:  Noon to 12:30pm
                    Lunch Served:  12:30 - 1:00pm
                    Luncheon Speaker:  1 - 1:30pm
                    Seminar:  1:30 - 3:00pm
 
Price:          CITBA Members:  $80
                   Non-Members:  $100
                   Government:  $70
 
Please RSVP by January 15, 2014 to rstewart@kelleydrye.com.  Payment can be made by PayPal or check payable to "CITBA".  After payment has been made, please RSVP by emailing to the above address.
 


November 21, 2013 - International Trade and Customs Litigation Conference

 
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association cordially invite everyone to the 2013 International Trade and Customs Litigation Conference.  Join other thought leaders in an engaging program and discussion on leading trade remedy and customs issues, as well as administrative and procedural developments, from the perspectives of the Bench, United States government, and private practitioner communities.  This event will also include presentations by Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue of the U.S. Court of International Trade.       
                        
Place:  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
            717 Madison Place, NW 
            Washington, DC
 
Please see below for RSVP details and the conference agenda.
 
 
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July 31, 2013 - What’s New at the Agency - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

Speaker:  Allen Gina, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 
Please join the Customs and International Trade Bar Association for a candid discussion with Assistant Commissioner Gina regarding the CBP Office of International Trade's recent accomplishments, opportunities, and challenges.
 
Location:     Cassidy Levy Kent
                    2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
                    Suite 3000
                    Washington, DC 20006
 
Time:           5:00 to 7:00pm
 
Wine and cheese will be served.
 
This event is FREE, but reservations are requested. 
 
Please RSVP by July 24, 2013, to Anne Bernier at abernier@cassidylevy.com or by calling (202) 787-5502
 
Additional details can be found below.
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June 25, 2013:  Breakfast Briefing - Effective Lawyering in Representing Clients Before DDTC
 

CITBA, in cooperation with the DC Bar International Law Section and the ABA Section of International Law's International Trade Committee, cordially invites everyone to an upcoming Breakfast Briefing on effective lawyering before the DDTC.  The briefing will be off the record and the speaker will be Daniel J. Buzby, Deputy Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls - U.S. Department of State.
 
Additional information and registration details can be found below.
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March 21, 2013:  Court of International Trade Best Practices Forum

 
The Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association present a Court of International Trade Best Practices Forum entitled "Challenges at the Leading Edge: the Courts, Practitioners and Government". 
 
Location:  Court of International Trade
                 One Federal Plaza
                 New York, NY
 
Additional information and registration details can be found below.  Once registration is complete, panel materials/handouts can be found here.
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February 20, 2013:  Breakfast Briefing - Latest Developments in Iran/Syria Sanctions
 

CITBA, in cooperation with the DC Bar International Law Section and the ABA Section of International Law's International Trade Committee, cordially invites everyone to an upcoming Breakfast Briefing on the latest developments in Iran/Syria sanctions.  The briefing will be off the record and the speaker will be Alicia Lomba, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury. 
 
Additional information and registration details can be found below.
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January 31, 2013:  CITBA Winter Luncheon Seminar - "Injury Analysis and Decision-Making in Trade Cases"
 

CITBA cordially invites everyone to an upcoming CITBA Winter Luncheon Seminar on January 31 on “Injury Analysis and Decision-Making in Trade Cases”. 

 

The event will be held at the “Nest” at the Willard Hotel and will feature Federal Circuit Judge Hon. Jimmie Reyna as the luncheon speaker, and panelists CIT Judge Hon. Timothy Stanceu, as well as USITC Commissioners Dean Pinkert and David Johanson.


Additional information and registration details can be found below.

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