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CUSTOMS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEPTION (Including Election of Officers and Directors)


Date:     May 29, 2014
                                 
Place:    U.S. Court of International Trade
              One Federal Plaza
              New York, NY  10278
                                   
Time:     5:30 - 7:30pm
 
Price:     $40 ($20 for government employees)
 
R.S.V.P. to:
Beth Ring, Esq.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1100
New York, N.Y. 10176
Tel:  212-590-4894
email responses: Nkoosau@strtrade.com
 
Payment can be made via Paypal at www.citba.org/meetings.php or with a check payable to "CITBA" sent to the address above.  After payment has been made, please R.S.V.P. to the above e-mail address.
 
The report of the 2014 CITBA Nominating Committee and proxy language for members unable to attend can be found below.

Prior to the Annual Meeting, CITBA will sponsor a CLE event.  The full day's agenda can be found below:

FULL DAY AGENDA
2014 Customs and International Trade CLE Program

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA)

Location:  U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, New York

I.        OVERVIEW

This afternoon CLE program will provide an in-depth review of numerous current issues faced by customs and international trade practitioners appearing before the U.S. Court of International Trade.  Panelists will include practitioners, current and former agency officials, and Judges of the Court.  The first half od the CLE program will explore best practices in litigation and mediation before the Court, including on-going efforts to use mediation to manage and resolve cases at the Court.  The second half of the CLE program will examine trade and customs enforcement actions that are being pursued outside of the Court or in novel ways at the Court, and panelists will discuss efforts to ensure the Court's jurisdiction remains current with the scope of today's trade and customs practice.

II.        AGENDA 

2:00 - 3:20pm     -     Best Practices in Litigation and Mediation Before the Court
                                       CLE 1.5 Credits - Skills

                                  This panel will explore best practices in litigation and mediation before the Court,
                                  focusing on efforts to use mediation to manage and resolve cases at the Court.  The panel
                                  will examine the ethical implications of these practices, and exchange views on the
                                  appropriate scope and process for mediation at the Court.

                                  Moderator:  Elizabeth J. Drake, Stewart and Stewart

                                  Panelists:  
                                                      Judge Leo M. Gordon, U.S. Court of International Trade
                                                      Judge Claire R. Kelly, U.S. Court of International Trade
                                                      Claudia Burke, Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division,
                                                           U.S. Department of Justice
                                                      Daniel B. Pickard, Wiley Rein LLP
                                                      John M. Peterson, Neville Peterson LLP

3:20 - 3:40pm     -     Break

3:40 - 5:00pm     -     The Court's Jurisdiction: Challenges and Opportunities
                                      CLE 1.5 Credits - Areas of Professional Practice

                                 This panel will discuss trade and customs enforcement actions that are being pursued outside of
                                 the Court or in novel ways at the Court.  Topics covered will include the use of the False
                                 Claims Act to pursue customs violations in district courts (including in the trade remedy
                                 context), as well as efforts to secure enforcement of Section 337 exclusion orders.  The
                                 panelists will also review on-going efforts to ensure the Court's jurisdiction remains current
                                 with the scope of today's trade and customs practice.

                                 Moderator:  Lawrence M. Friedman, Barnes Richardson

                                 Panelists:        
                                                     Judge Timothy C. Stanceu, U.S. Court of International Trade
                                                     Judge Mark A. Barnett, U.S. Court of International Trade
                                                     Deanna Tanner Okun, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P.
                                                     Joseph W. Dorn, King & Spalding

5:30 - 7:30pm     -     Reception and CITBA Annual Meeting
    
Open Annual Meeting FlyerAnnual Meeting Flyer
Open Notice of 2014 Meeting and ProxyNotice of 2014 Meeting and Proxy
Open Nominating Committee ReportNominating Committee Report