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Past Events: 
   November 6, 2018: Discussion panel event co-sponsored with the Young Trade Professionals of WITA and the International Trade and Investment Law Society titled.
   ""Emerging Issues in Forced Labor""

   February 1, 2017: Co-sponsored Brown Bag Discussion Panel with Women's Bar Association of DC.
   "The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark"

Charles Duan – Associate Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, R Street Institute.
Vaishali Udupa – VP, Assistant General Counsel, Hewlett Packard
Jeff Vockrodt – Partner, Arent Fox
William Wittwer – Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

   August 10, 2017: Co-sponsored Brown Bag with WIIT.

Guest speaker, Susan Thomas, Director of Trade Operations Division at OFO, talked about the Centers of Excellence and Expertise, in particular, she discussed what CBP/Customs roles have been transitioned to the CEEs and what effect this has had so far on the processing of everything from protests to petitions and other things, what roles will be transitioned in the future, and what roles will not be transitioned.

October 4, 2017, Annual Fall Happy Hour Celebration at Vapiano.

   August 10, 2017: Co-sponsored Brown Bag Discussion Panel with WIIT.
   "Modern NAFTA, Modern Borders: Orienting North American Trade to the 21st Century"

Nicole Bivens Collinson – Head of International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg
Christina Kopitopoulos – Director of Customs Affairs at USTR
Amgad Shehata—Sr. VP for Global Borders Policy, UPS

February 9, 2017, Brown Bag Event with Guest Speaker Federal Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna

October 4, 2016: Co-sponsored Brown Bag Discussion Panel with WIIT:

"Stopping Evasion is Great, But What Does That Mean?"

Kevin McCann - Chief of the Analytical Communication Branch, CBP, Office of Trade
Christian Marsh - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance
Michael J. Coursey - Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

August 30, 2016, Brown Bag Event with Guest Speakers from Office of Trade Relations:

Valerie Neuhart - Deputy Director
Steve Graham - International Trade Liason

March 9th, 2016, Membership Renewal Happy Hour Celebration at Vapiano.

February 19, 2016, ORR Executibe Director Alice Kipel presenting a discussion on:

Regulations and Rulings and its role with respect to challenges and opportunities facing the trade community.

November 18, 2015: Co-Sponsored Discussion Panel with the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA):

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Doing Buisness with CBP Regulations and Rulings, But Were Too Afraid to Ask."

October 14, 2015, Annual Fall Happy Hour Celebration at Vapiano.

May 14, 2015, Discussion Panel for CLE Credit on:

"Exercising Due Diligence on Customs and Trade Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions"

February 5nd, 2015, Membership Renewal Happy Hour Celebration at Vapiano.

August 7, 2014, DOJ Trial Attorney Justin Miller presenting a discussion on:

Common discovery challenges arising in customs litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). Including such topics as evidentiary challenges, the effective use of expert witnesses, recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure limiting discovery, and proposed amendments to the CIT Rules related to discovery.

July 2nd, 2014, Independence Day Happy Hour Celebration at Vapiano.

May 1st, 2014, CBP Attorney Dan Cornette presenting a discussion on:

Title: "The King's Conspiracy: The True Story of the British Plot behind the Boston Tea Party"
Summary: In this presentation Dan will discuss his forthcoming book about the British conspiracy to import dutiable tea into its American colonies. The discovery of that plot by the American patriots created a crisis that ultimately lead to the Boston Tea Party.

February 5th, 2014, Happy Hour 2014 Membership drive/renewal at Matchbox in Chinatown.

Oct. 1, 2013, Co-sponsored Panel Discussion with the Women's Bar Association of DC:

Importing Copyrighted Works from Abroad in the Shadow of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. (See invite details HERE)

July 25, 2013, Happy Hour at Vapiano

Brown Bag Lunch: May 28th, featuring Jeremy Baskin as Speaker

March 28, 2013, Happy Hour at Watershed restaurant/bar

January 31, 2013, Panel Discussion for CLE Credit:

Free Trade Agreements: Developments in Origin Determination, Record Keeping, and Enforcement Best Practices. (See invite details HERE)

May 15, 2012, Brown Bag Lunch Event Speaker: Al Gina, Assistant Commissioner of the Office of International Trade

May 25, 2006, Brown Bag Lunch Event Speaker: Ted Posner, Associate General Counsel, USTR - "A Discussion of Current Developments in WTO Dispute Settlement"

October 18, 2005, Customs Law Update Symposium: Integrating New Technologies to Promote Global Trade and Security

June 22, 2005, Brown Bag Lunch Event Speaker: Sandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, OR&R - "Cargo Secrurity: Are We Safe Yet?"

October 7, 2004, Customs Law Update Symposium: Customs Law Update 2004

October 27, 1999, Customs Law Update Symposium:

Seventh Annual Conference on Recent Trends in Customs Law: "From Haggar to Hitachi -- Customs at the Crossroads"

May 20 1999, Brown Bag Seminar:

The Bajakajian Decision and Unreported Money - Presented by: Steven L. Basha and Alex Daman of the Office of Cheif Counsel, U.S. Customs Service

July 15, 1998, CLE Seminar: Ethical Considerations for Government Attorneys - "Crossing the Border Without Crossing the Line"

July 1, 1998, CLE Seminar: The Freedom of Information Privacy Act

March 26, 1998, Customs Law Update Symposium:

Sixth Annual Conference on Recent Trends in Customs Law: "Get the Facts, Make No Mistakes"

February 18, 1997, Customs Law Update Symposium:

Fifth Annual Conference on Recent Trends in Customs Law: "Sharing the Responsibility"

September 8, 1994, CLE Seminar: The GATT Uruguay Round - Ramifications for Customs Practice

February 22, 1994, CLE Seminar: A Seminar on The Customs Modernization Act

February 8, 9, 10, 1994, CLE Seminar: NAFTA - An In-depth Analysis for Customs Attorneys

December 3, 1993, Customs Law Update Symposium: Fourth Annual Conference on Recent Trends in Customs Law

December 4, 1992, Customs Law Update Symposium: Third Annual Conference on Recent Trends in Customs Law

March 11, 1992, CLE Seminar: Carrier Ruings Branch

September 5, 1990, Brown Bag Lunch Event with Guest Speaker John F. Atwood, Director of Intellectual Property Rights Task Force: "Intellectual Property Rights"

August 1, 1990, Brown Bag Lunch Event with Guest Speakers Division Directors of OR&R: "Customs Lawyers Speak - Overview of the Role of Customs Service Lawyers"

Customs Lawyers Assn., P.O. Box 75486, Washington DC 20013