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Thursday, April 4, 2024

April Members Only Series: The Use Of Experts In Litigation Before The Court Of International Trade; The Pros, Cons And Procedures From A Government And Private Perspective.

Start Date: 4/4/2024 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/4/2024 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual

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The series will explore critical issues of interest to the trade community and will offer key legal and policy guidance. The speakers include practitioners located in the US and around the globe and have experience across a variety of institutions including law firms, corporations, and government agencies. The speakers will each give a lecture on a specific topic followed by a Q&A session open to all participants. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear unique perspectives from practitioners around the globe.

April 4:  The Use Of Experts In Litigation Before The Court Of International Trade; The Pros, Cons And Procedures From A Government And Private Perspective.

Refresher on the use of Experts in Customs Litigation including:
  1. What is an expert
  2. What is the purpose and limits of an expert
  3. Proper basis for expert testimony
  4. Rules and Procedures for proffering expert testimony 
  5. Challenging potential experts when, where, how and why or why not 
  6. When are experts beneficial in the CIT
  7. Brief discussion of relevant CIT decisions

About the Speakers: 

Edward F, Kenny is a Senior Trial Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, International Trade Field Office in New York.  Mr. Kenny’s practice focuses on tariff classification, value, and duty collections matters.  Prior to his work with the International Trade Field Office, Mr. Kenny was a partner with the New York litigation firm of Rubin Fiorella & Friedman, LLP where he was engaged in maritime tort and insurance law.   He is a 1987 graduate of the State University of New York, Maritime College and a 1990 graduate of St. John’s School of Law. 

Jason M, Kenner is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg and leads the firm’s Litigation Practice. He oversees the firm’s efforts to secure favorable results for clients in court proceedings involving the full range of customs and trade issues. Mr. Kenner is located in New York. 

Prior to joining ST&R, Mr. Kenner served as a trial attorney and then senior trial counsel for the International Trade Field Office in the Justice Department’s Civil Division. He was responsible for all aspects of litigation in customs-related matters including classification, valuation, drawback, and country of origin. Additionally, over the last several years of his nearly 15-year career at DOJ, he worked extensively with the Department’s Trade Fraud Task Force on customs penalty related matters. 

Mr. Kenner began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department defending the City of New York in civil lawsuits. As an ACC, Mr. Kenner litigated extensively and achieved many favorable resolutions including defense verdicts and settlements. 

Mr. Kenner holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and a B.A. in public justice from Oswego State University. He has been admitted to the bar in New York state, the Court of International Trade, the Central District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


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