Calendar of Upcoming Events
May 3, 2016: Spring Panel on Trade and Agriculture
|CITBA Ag and Trade Event|
CUSTOMS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEPTION (Including Election of Officers and Directors)
Date: April 21, 2016
Place: U.S. Court of International Trade
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
2016 Customs and International Trade Seminar
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association
Location: U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York
This afternoon seminar program will provide a review of (i) efforts to stream-line litigation before the Court including discussion of amended FRCP discovery rules, small claims, mediation and reducing or eliminating discovery by narrowing issues early in a case, and (ii) the recently enacted Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 including an overview of the Act, discussion about the new enforcement procedures for AD/CVD and the applicable standard of review. Panelists will include practitioners, Government attorneys, and Judges of the Court.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Stream-lining Litigation Before the Court 1.0 CLE
Through lively discussion, this Panel will explore various methods available to practitioners to stream-line litigation before the Court - considerations all practitioners should be aware of to advance their clients’ interests.
Judge Leo M. Gordon
Lawrence Friedman, Partner, Barnes Richardson
Richard Belanger, Partner, Sidley Austin
Justin Miller, Senior Trial Counsel, Department of Justice
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm – Break
3:50 pm – 4:50 pm – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 1.0 CLE
This panel will provide an overview of this expansive Act, discuss the new enforcement procedures for AD/CVD and explore the applicable standard of review.
Timothy Brightbill, Partner, Wiley Rein
Emily Simon, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
David Forgue, Partner, Barnes Richardson
Tara Hogan, Senior Trial Counsel, Department of Justice
5:00 pm — 6:30 pm Reception and CITBA Annual Meeting
February 25-26, 2016: International Trade Update
|2016 International Trade Update|
December 3, 2015: Breakfast Briefing - What The Iran Nuclear Deal Means For The Lifting Of US Sanctions
November 18, 2015: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Doing Business with CBP R&R But Were Too Afraid to Ask
November 3, 2015: Formal Presentation of the Portrait of Senior Judge Donald C. Pogue
November 3, 2015: The 125th Anniversary of the Act of June 10, 1890 and The Establishment of the Board of General Appraisers, and Honoring Joseph F. Donohue, Jr. for His Service as President of the Historical Society
|Historical Society Event|
October 29, 2015: Recent Legislative Changes in U.S. Trade Remedy Laws - Implications for Importer and Domestic Industry Litigants
Marc Bernstein - Assistant General Counsel, AD/CVD Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission
Claudia Burke - Assistant Director, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Chris Marsh - Deputy Assistant Secretary, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Details regarding registration and how to log into the webinar can be found below.
|Trade Remedy Law Changes|
CITBA cordially invites you to a special event entitled "Effective Litigation at the WTO." As international trade issues increase in prominence, international lawyers and policymakers have focused increasing attention on the dispute resolution mechanism of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Daniel Brinza, Senior Counsel for Dispute Settlement at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, will share his unique insights into the "nuts and bolts" of WTO litigation. Whether you are new to international trade or a seasoned hand, this event will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the noteworthy procedures and nuances of this distinctive international dispute resolution system from an experienced practitioner. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception at The Exchange.
This event is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and space is limited to 50 attendees, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Details are on the attached flyer.
|Effective Litigation at the WTO|
October 7, 2015: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement - Next Steps in Ratification and Implementation
September 25, 2015: Brown Bag Panel Discussion on Careers at the Intersection of Trade Law and Politics
July 7, 2015: Brown Bag Panel Discussion on Trade and Development
|Trade and Development Brown Bag|
June 9, 2015: Customs and International Trade Law Careers
|NY Career Panel|
June 3, 2015: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Scope Rulings But Were Too Afraid To Ask
|Scope Rulings Event|
January 9 - May 22, 2015: American University's Washington College of Law Founders' Celebration 2015
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
|May 11 Event|
April 28, 2015: 2015 International Trade Law & Policy Debate
March 9, 2015: Meet the Judges - Tips for Better Advocacy Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Court of International Trade
|Meet the Judges|
February 26-27, 2015: International Trade Update
|International Trade Update|
February 26, 2015: CITBA YLC Networking Lunch
February 19, 2015: Careers in Trade Law
|CITBA Career Panel|
January 22, 2015: CITBA Winter Luncheon - "New Horizons in Trade Law: The Landscape in 2015 and 2016"
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.
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.
|Trends in International Trade Litigation|
October 28, 2014 - What’s New at the Agency Reception - U.S. International Trade Commission Commissioner Rhonda Schmidtlein
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.
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.
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