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.
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 email@example.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.
|World Customs Law Program|
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.
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
November 21, 2013 - International Trade and Customs Litigation Conference
Place: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, NW
|Nov 21 Event|
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
June 25, 2013: Breakfast Briefing - Effective Lawyering in Representing Clients Before DDTC
March 21, 2013: Court of International Trade Best Practices Forum
|March 21 Event|
February 20, 2013: Breakfast Briefing - Latest Developments in Iran/Syria Sanctions
|Breakfast Briefing - Revised|
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.
December 3, 2012: U.S. Court of International Trade Judicial Conference and CITBA Semi-Annual Meeting
The 17th Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of International Trade will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012, at the Millenium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Additional information regarding the Judicial Conference can be found here.
Also, CITBA will hold its semi-annual meeting in conjunction with the Judicial Conference. The CITBA meeting will take place during the reception following the close of the Judicial Conference. There is no separate registration for the CITBA meeting and no formal votes by the membership will be taken.
October 24, 2012 - What’s New at the Agency - U.S. Department of Commerce
July 26, 2012 - What’s New at the Agency - Interagency Trade Enforcement Center
June 20-21, 2012: 7th National Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement
• Ellen McClain, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Transborder Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security) on global supply chain security initiatives
• Alan Cohen (Senior Attorney, Penalties Branch, CBP) will discuss the largest penalties in the last year, and lessons learned
• Carlos Ochoa (Supervisory Program Manager, C-TPAT / Industry Partnership Programs, CBP) and Susan Dyszel (ITDS Team Lead, CBP) on Single Window Developments and ITDS
• Monika Brenner (Chief, Valuation & Special Programs Branch, CBP) on how to resolve complex valuation and transfer pricing issues
• Cindy Covell (Executive Director, Regulatory Audit) on CBP audit plans and priorities
• Jeremy Baskin (Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Regulations and Rulings, CBP) and Anne Maricich (Assistant Director, Trade, Los Angeles Field Office, CBP) regarding Centers of Excellence and Simplified Entry System updates
• Florence Constant (Chief, Partnership Programs Branch, CBP) on the ISA program: Satisfying strict CBP standards for internal controls
• Cindy Allen (Executive Director for ACE Business) on the transition to ACE
• Charles Steuart (Chief, IPR & Restricted Merchandise Branch, CBP) and Rich Halverson (National IPR Coordination Center, ICE) on how to reduce counterfeiting risks, import trademark-protected and grey market goods, and what triggers detention and seizures
• Domenic Veneziano (Director, Division of Import Operations and Policy, FDA) on how to satisfy new, heightened safety and compliance expectations.
May 16, 2012: Recent Developments in President Obama's Export Control Reform Initiative
Time: 8:30 - 9:30am (breakfast available starting at 8:15am)
Registration information is contained in the attachment below. Please RSVP by May 9, 2012.
April 25, 2012: Updates on Electronic Filing and Ethical Issues in Discovery (CLE Event !!!)
The U.S. Court of International Trade and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association cordially invite everyone to the following special CLE event:
Where: U.S. Court of International Trade
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Panel #1: 2:30 - 3:30pm - Updates on Electronic Filing
Panelist: Mario Toscano - Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Court of International Trade
Panel #2: 3:45 - 4:45 - Ethical Issues in Discovery
Panelists: Beverly Farell - Trial Attorney, International Trade Field Office, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Frances Hadfield - Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP
Lewis Tesser - Tesser & Ryan LLP / Director of the New York County Lawyers' Association
and Co-Chair of its Professional Discipline Committee
Sandra Friedman - Barnes, Richardson & Colburn (moderator)
*** 2 CLE Credits Available ***
Price: $85 members
The U.S. Court of International Trade offers a discount of 15% off the course fee to law students attending an accredited law school, solo attorneys admitted to the Bar less than two years, government attorneys, attorneys who work for non-profit or legal services organizations, and unemployed attorneys.
Payment can be made via Paypal at www.citba.org/events.php. After payment has been made, please rsvp to the following and/or send a check payable to “CITBA” by April 23, 2012 to:
Beth Ring, Esq.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1100
New York, N.Y. 10176
* * * CLE event to be followed by Customs and International Trade Bar Association Annual Meeting and Dinner * * *
(By separate notice at www.citba.org/meetings.php)
April 18, 2012: Reception for the Judges of the U.S. Court of International Trade
March 12, 2012: Inside CBP Today - Recent Developments, Issues and Concerns
February 29, 2012: U.S. International Trade Commission's Decision-Making Process in Trade Remedy Cases
Deanna Okun - Chairman, U.S. International Trade Commission
Shara Aranoff - Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
Jennifer Hillman - former Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission and former Member, WTO Appellate Body
Cathy DeFilippo - Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission
Timothy Brightbill - Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Valerie Slater - Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Andrea Casson, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission
December 13, 2011: Reception in Honor of Judge Evan J. Wallach
Where: U.S. Court of International Trade
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association cordially invites you to a reception in honor of Judge Evan J. Wallach on his appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Please RSVP by December 12, 2011 to Beth Ring, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-590-4894.
October 27, 2011: Luncheon, Panel Discussion and Reception with the Judges of the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Where: CAFC Dolly Madison House
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 pm
Panel 1: 2:00-3:30 pm - "Ambiguity in the Law AfterJudicialReview"
Panel 2: 3:45-5:00 pm - "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Government in the Customs and Trade Area"
For additional information, please see the flyer below.
** UPDATE: As a service to our members, CITBA is providing below a copy of CBP Executive Director Sandra Bell's presentation. A page was inadvertantly omitted from the draft distributed at the event. **
|Oct 27 Event|
|Sandra Bell Presentation|
October 3, 2011: Mass of the Holy Spirit
Come join members of the federal, state, and city governments in a celebration of the opening of the government and court calendar year. All are welcome.
Where: Church of St. Andrew, 20 Cardinal Hayes Place, New York, NY 10007
For additional information, please see the flyer below.
|Mass of the Holy Spirit|
June 29, 2011: CITBA Reception for Judge Judith M. Barzilay
Starting June 2, 2011, Judge Judith M. Barzilay took senior status at the U.S. Court of International Trade. CITBA is hosting an event to thank Judge Barzilay for her years of active service and wish her well as she embarks on senior status.
Where: King & Spalding LLP, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Joe Dorn at email@example.com.
June 24, 2011: FCBA 2011 Annual Bench and Bar Conference
May 10-13, 2011: NYSBA Global Law Week
Outline of Activities
Tuesday, May 10:
Fundamentals of International Practice (The Yale Club) - a full-day CLE program offering 8 transitional credits, including 1.5 in ethics. The curriculum includes an overview of essential areas of international practice (treaties, commercial transactions and disputes, taxation, ethics, immigration, employment, and family law) and a luncheon panel on the use of social media in international practice.
Global Law Week Opening Evening Reception (The Yale Club), honoring the Justices of the Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court, New York County.
Wednesday - Friday, May 11-13:
CLE panels hosted by law firms and other legal institutions on international aspects of practice areas such as arbitration and litigation, ethics, FCPA, finance, foreign investment, human rights, immigration, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, M&A, microfinance, privacy, and tax.
May 13 Closing Plenary Session and Luncheon:
Report on the Work of the NYSBA Task Force on New York Law in International Matters (Great Hall, New York City Bar Association)
A brochure and registration form can be found at www.nysba.org/InternationalGlobalLawWeek
April 28, 2011: Recent Developments in Customs Civil Penalty Cases - Gotcha or Got Away? (CLE Credit Available) (And Bonus CM/ECF CLE Event !!!)
Panelists: Patrick Reed, Simons & Wiskin (moderator)
Alan C. Cohen, Senior Attorney, Penalties Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Beth Ring, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
John Peterson, Neville Peterson LLP
Thursday, April 28, 2011
3:00 - 5:00p.m.
** BONUS (AND FREE) CLE EVENT **
From 2:00 - 2:50pm, Mario Toscano, the CIT's Case Manager Supervisor, will be conducting a free CLE presentation entitled "What's New in CM/ECF". This is a great way to learn about the new enhancements to CM/ECF and earn CLE credit.
United States Court of International Trade
1 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Registration information is attached below.
|April 2011 CLE Seminar|
April 18, 2011: Talk By Spiros Bazinas and Richard Kohn
CITBA and the New York City Bar Association - International Trade Committee jointly present a talk by Spiros Bazinas, Senior Legal Officer at the UNCITRAL Secretariat in Vienna and Richard Kohn of Goldberg & Kohn. Mr. Bazinas and Mr. Kohn will be focusing on the UNCITRAL Supplement on Security Interests in Intellectual Property, but may entertain a wide range of questions.
Where: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY
A deli buffet dinner will be served.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Helena Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5-9, 2011: ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
March 3, 2011: CITBA Reception in Honor of the New Chief Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of International Trade
February 2, 2011: CITBA Seminar - "Trust But Verify: Fraud in Agency Trade Proceedings"
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
|Feb Fraud Flyer|
February 1, 2011: Meet the New Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade, Donald C. Pogue, and the Newest Member to the Court, the Honorable Leo M. Gordon
The US Court of International Trade is sending its newly designated Chief Judge, the Hon. Donald C. Pogue and his colleague, the Hon. Leo M. Gordon to participate in a strategic planning conference on the West Coast. The judges invite members of the Los Angeles trade bar and their colleagues to join them in an informal settling for dinner and to share their insights on the long range strategies of the CIT.
You must be registered to attend the event; no walk ins.
Location: Chef Hannes
411½ Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Registration: 6:30 PM
Meal/Reception: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Program: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Click here to register for this event.