Braumiller Law Group & Braumiller Consulting Group Attorneys and Advisors will be presenting.

(Braumiller Law Group & Braumiller Consulting Group are ICPA Global Partners)



Braumiller Law Group Partner Jennifer Horvath, will be speaking on the topic of:
Anatomy of an EAPA Investigation
Wednesday, March 15th, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., EST Import Track

Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to provide exceptional analysis of regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.

Jennifer assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex Customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a range of industries.

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Bruce H. Leeds

Braumiller Law Group Senior Counsel Bruce Leeds, will be speaking on the topic of:
The Life Cycle of a Technical Assistance Agreement
Monday, March 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST Export Track
Understanding Export Licensing
Wednesday, March 15th, 1:45 p.m. – 2;45 p.m., EST, Export Track

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence, to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting high tech products.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for seven years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with imports of semiconductors and watches. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance.

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Brenda Cordova


Braumiller Law Group Mexico Legal Counsel Brenda Cordova, will be speaking on the topic of:
Exporting to Mexico
Tuesday, March 14th, at 8.30 am – 9:30 a.m. Export Track

Brenda graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi. She holds an LL.M. degree on International Trade fromThe University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing a PH.D. on Customs and Foreign Trade Law from the Centro Universitario de Estudios Juridicos.

Brenda holds a certification on International Negotiations from the Colegio de Mexico, a certification on introduction to American Law from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certification on the Trade Facilitation Agreement and on Rules of Origin from the World Trade Organization. She is currently pursuing a certification on Foreign Trade and Customs Operation at the ITAM.

Brenda has been involved in Mexican Customs and trade matters since 1994 in the following areas: classification ruling requests, NOMs, import/export procedures, NAFTA/USMCA origin verifications proceedings, rules of origin, IMMEX compliance, foreign investment, and incorporation procedures, among other related topics.

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Harold Jackson


Braumiller Law Group Associate Attorney Harold Jackson will join a panel discussion on the topic of:
Global Sanctions Panel and Workshop
Wednesday, March 15th from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
with John Grayston, George Reid, and Larry Hanson. General Track

Harold Jackson advises clients on a variety of issues related to international trade law. His areas of practice focus on import laws and export controls, representing companies before governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Defense’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Census Bureau, Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC).

He assists companies across a range of industries, including aerospace, medicine and medical devices, oil and gas, electronics, textiles and wildlife products, industrial equipment, logistics and customs brokerage, and other areas.

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Joe Cortez


Joe Cortez, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group, will speak on the topic of:
AES / EEI Filing as an Exporter
Tuesday, March 14th, 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EST, Export Track

A 35-year veteran of the U.S. Census Bureau, Joe’s expansive knowledge of cross-agency matters is a windfall to Braumiller Consulting clients. Joe served as the former International Trade Ombudsman and Chief for the Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch with the United States Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division. Joe’s deep regulatory knowledge stems from his years of working on regulatory matters pertaining to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), the collection of the Electronic Export Information, Voluntary Self Disclosures, and the U.S. CBP penalty mitigation guidelines.

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Mike Smiszek

Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisor Mike Smiszek will speak on the topic of:

Deep Dive into Restricted Party Screening & Sanctions Lists

Monday, March 13th, 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. EST Export Track

Mike Smiszek brings more than thirty years of diverse trade compliance experience to BCG. He began his career with a major U.S. customs brokerage firm, where he gained experience in practically every aspect of the customs regulations, and where, in anticipation of the implementation of the HTSUS in 1989, Mike led a team tasked with transitioning the firm’s clients’ classification records from the TSUS to the HTSUS. He then moved on to oversee import, export, and anticorruption compliance at several global manufacturers in the defense, telecom, energy, and semiconductor industries.

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