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Trade and customs compliance and regulation news that affect import, export, transportation, logistics, and supply-chain industry and how you do business.
  Tahlia is an experienced international trade compliance counsellor and federal civil litigator trusted by Fortune 50 defense contractors, major universities, and small businesses alike to litigate complex civil issues, interpret thorny portions of the ITAR, EAR, and U.S. sanctions regulations, implement compliance programs, conduct internal inve...stigations, develop and drive corrective actions, draft voluntary disclosures, and defend against enforcement actions by the Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, and Treasury.     Matt counsels clients on international trade controls such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and has experience conducting internal investigations as well as developing and implementing policy enhancements to ensure regulatory compliance. Matt also has experience counseling clients on anti-bribery and due diligence issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering regulations.   Sean has counseled clients, including leading defense contractors, on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). He has conducted internal investigations related to potential export control violations and has experience developing, implementing, and auditing corrective actions to address and prevent export violations. More
Douglas J. Heffner Partner Douglas J. Heffner litigates customs and international trade matters including antidumping duty, countervailing duty and safeguard cases. He represents foreign companies in Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico, as well as domestic producers in industries that range from high-tech to heavy industry, to consumer and industria...l goods. He also represents trade associations, government agencies and embassies in a broad range of matters. Kathleen M. Murphy Kathleen Murphy, International trade Lawyer, Drinker Biddle Partner Kathleen M. Murphy counsels clients on maximizing trade benefits, making informed global procurement decisions and developing domestic and international trade compliance programs. She represents clients in duty-recovery initiatives and customs challenges concerning tariff classification, valuation, Free Trade Agreements and country of origin determinations, among other areas. She guides clients through compliance audits and validations, as well as penalty investigations conducted by U.S. or foreign customs authorities. She also represents clients in deliberations with the Centers of Excellence and Expertise and with Customs Headquarters personnel. James L. Sawyer James Sawyer, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Chicago, Trade Law Attorney Partner James L. Sawyer counsels clients in all areas of U.S. import laws and regulations, including tariff classification, valuation, origin determination and marking, Free Trade Agreements, and duty preference programs. He chairs the firm’s Customs and International Trade Team and is the Regional Partner in Charge of the firm's Chicago office. James represents clients in enforcement proceedings and investigations, Focused Assessment audits, and other verification proceedings conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He frequently assists clients craft. Luke J. Karamyalil Luke Karamyali, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Chicago, International Trade Law Attorney Associate Luke J. Karamyalil assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations, including import and export compliance. He also assists clients in ensuring their internal processes meet Customs’ “reasonable care” standard. Luke has experience helping clients navigate specific trade laws and regulations, including those that arise under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, anti-boycott compliance, Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) mitigation, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties. More
April 11th, 2018 | Written by Steve Lowery
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Ken Nunnenkamp represents clients in international trade and national security matters before United States federal courts and government agencies, including the US departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, and Treasury. His practice involves internal investigations and disclosures, including volunt...ary disclosures and responding to government demands, as well as federal court defense against government actions. Giovanna M. Cinelli is co-lead of the International Trade, National Security and Economic Sanctions practice. As a practitioner for more than 25 years, she counsels clients in the defense and high-technology sectors on a broad range of issues affecting national security and export controls, including complex export compliance matters, audits, cross-border due diligence, and export enforcement, both classified and unclassified. More
Simon Slyper is an international trade compliance facilitator based in New York with a B.A. in Political Science from American University, School of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. Simon earned his credentials in International Commerce Import-Export at LaSalle College in Montreal, Canada, and is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)|...FITT International Business Professional (FIBP) through the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). More
Lisa M. Richman is an attorney at McDermott Will & Emery. She focuses her practice on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and public international law.
Ketan M. Ganase is an associate with Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, in Miami. He focuses his practice on International Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation.
Juan Arvilla is program manager for the Tecma Group of Companies. Arvilla’s experience is in the maquiladoras.
Dan is an international trade and customs lawyer at Dickinson Wright, who specializes in Canada-United States matters. Bruce C. Thelen Member International business and finance in all regions of the world specialist. Brenda C. Swick Dickinson Wright, Trade Remedies Lawyer, Anti-trust Regulatory Attorney
Taneli Ruda is senior vice president and managing director of the Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Global Trade segment.
Victoria Vessella is a Content Marketing Specialist at Repsly. With experience in working in public relations, she is dedicated to creating high-quality content that is relevant and helpful to readers.
Kelly Franklin is Editor at Chemical Watch. In the past Kelly worked with trade associations, with a focus on regulatory advocacy for the building and construction industry.
Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming this position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe. You may find the original posting here.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company ca...n be found on the web at® and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit or follow @UPS_News on Twitter. More
Amy Morgan is a senior product manager for global trade solutions at Avalara. She has managed crossborder compliance for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. She is motivated by simplifying import/export problems.
Shanshan “Shannon” Liang is member of The Mooney Law Firm, LLC. She attended The Florida State University College of Law to pursue her J.D. which she attained with high honor, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Taking advantage of her vast knowledge of engineering and her diverse international background, she centered her practice on intellectual property... and international trade law. More