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Legal Implications of US-China National Security Policy - How Companies Can Prepare

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) | Live Webinar

Presented by Lowenstein Sandler LLP, a national law firm with decades of legal expertise in all sectors of the global economy, this CLE event will discuss practical regulatory implications of the recent US-China national security tensions, including regulatory challenges related to CFIUS, export controls, sanctions, and import tariffs. 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Information:

Total 60-minute hours: 1 CLE credit hour in Pennsylvania (approved) | Virginia (pending)

Attorneys licensed in Alaska, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin may obtain CLE credit for courses approved by Pennsylvania or Virginia. Attorneys licensed in California and Hawaii may obtain CLE credit hours through reciprocity only if they were physically outside of their state while attending the online course. Please contact cle@wcl.american.edu for more information.

Price: $55.00

Event Speakers:

 
Abbey E. Baker
 

Abbey E. Baker
Counsel, Global Trade & Policy
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Abbey counsels both large industry players and small tech start-ups on a broad array of trade compliance issues, including the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) export controls for commercial goods; the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) registration and compliance requirements related to the manufacture, brokering, or export of Defense Products and Services; Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) economic sanctions considerations and prohibitions (including those on Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, and Russia/Crimea); anti-bribery compliance; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) procedures and obligations; and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) inbound and outbound foreign investment filings. She assist clients in completing import and export classifications, country of origin determinations, voluntary disclosures, and licensing requests, as well as responding to BIS, DDTC, OFAC, and CBP inquires, import seizures, and other trade enforcement matters. Notably, she delivers honed skill in the following industries: aerospace and aviation, night vision and thermal imaging, software as a service (SAAS), biotech, fintech, and other new and emerging technology spaces.

Christian Contardo
 

Christian C. Contardo
Associate, Global Trade & Policy
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Christian advises clients on a variety of national security, global trade and government contracting matters. He also advises on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews, import and export control, and economic sanctions. Specifically, Christian also represents clients in federal government contract matters regarding agreements for foreign military sales under the Arms Export Control Act, and advises defense contractors and subcontractors on related issues, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, export controls, foreign ownership and control, and facility clearance. Christian has over a decade of experience serving in federal agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). His deep knowledge of government policies concerning data privacy, financial intelligence, and economic sanctions enhance his ability to effectively counsel businesses on investigations, compliance programs, and potential risks to global transactions.

Chaz Gates
 

Chaz Gates
Legal Counsel
Texas Instruments

Chaz Gates currently serves as Legal Counsel at Texas Instruments (TI) where his practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce law, advertising law, digital marketing and issues related to the global expansion of TI’s online catalog business. He is a proud 2013 graduate of American University Washington College of Law where he served as a Senator in the Student Bar Association and wrote for the National Security Law Brief. Chaz started his legal career at White & Case in NYC where he worked in the Banking and Finance Group and focused on syndicated finance. Prior to his legal career, Chaz worked in Congress as a policy advisor where he focused on trade, defense/homeland security and foreign affairs (Asia). During that time, he also attended night classes as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University where he received a Master’s Degree in Government and his thesis focused on the U.S.-China trade relationship. His experience in Congress and at Johns Hopkins led him to an opportunity to work in Shanghai, China as a Lecturer at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Chaz currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and French bulldog – Prince.

Jen Maki
 

Jen Maki
Director of Global Trade Compliance at Micron

Jen Maki is the Director of Global Trade Compliance at Micron.  Prior to joining Micron, Jen has lead trade compliance teams at Tyco Electronics and United Technologies and worked at Am-Law 100 law firm and Magic Circle law firms in DC.

Her responsibilities include driving compliance program initiatives and counseling the business on regulatory compliance with export controls, sanctions, and customs compliance. She oversees program development, manages a global team of trade compliance professionals, and advises on emerging market strategy.

Jen graduated from William & Mary School of Law.  In her free time she is actively engaged as Board President in nonprofit work for a large animal rescue organization and serves as the lead admin for her children’s social calendars and head chauffeur

The American University Law Review Federal Circuit Symposium Series: Government Contracts Law Guided Discussion

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) | Live Webinar

The American University Law Review will host a guided conversation featuring Chief Judge Jeri Somers, Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and Marcia G. Madsen, Chair of Mayer Brown’s government contracts practice group. Chief Judge Somers and Ms. Madsen will discuss recent changes to the government contracting landscape, particularly in light of COVID-19. American University Washington College of Law Professor Steve Shapiro will moderate this vivacious conversation.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Information:

Total 60-minute hours: 1.0 CLE credit hour in Pennsylvania (approved) | Virginia (pending)

Price: $55.00
 

American University Law Review Federal Circuit Symposium Series: International Trade Law Panel Discussion

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) | Live Webinar

The American University Law Review will host a panel discussion on burgeoning issues in international trade law in the fifth and final installment of its “Federal Circuit Fridays” series. Kelly Ann Shaw, partner at Hogan Lovells and former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, will join Nicole Simonian, chair of the international trade practice group at Crowell Moring, in a vivacious discussion centering on recent American tariff actions, COVID-19’s impact on supply chains, and the forthcoming presidential election and its potential impacts on the practice. American University Washington College of Law Professor Padideh A’lai will moderate.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Information:

Total 60-minute hours: 1.0 CLE credit hour in Pennsylvania (approved)

Price: $55.00