Events

Mar
28
Sun
Join ICPA for the Annual Spring Conference @ Grand Hyatt Hotel
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm

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Join ICPA for the

Annual Spring Conference

Grand Hyatt 600 E Market St.

San Antonio, TX 78205

(VIRTUAL & In-Person)

March 28th – 31st 2021

 

Join ICPA in San Antonio, TX for the Spring Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

 

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals.  The sessions are educational and provide time for questions.  You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.

 

There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General.  All sessions will be available onsite and online.  You are not restricted to one track you may move between them.  There will be a limited number of registrations available.

 

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, and Bonnie Kersch, and Eliza Siebert, Braumiller Consulting Group will speak on various topics.

 

Import, Export and General tracks. Click here for the full agenda: 2021-Spring-Agenda_20201029.pdf (icpainc.org)

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, Partner and Founder

Tuesday, March 30th, Conducting Successful Investigations and Voluntary Disclosures, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Import track)

Also March 30th, Export Audits and Self Assessments, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Import Track)

 

Wednesday, March 31st, NAFTA/USMCA Updates, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Import Track)

Adrienne is an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.
She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

Full bio:  https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/adrienne-braumiller/

 

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade AdvisorBraumiller Consulting Group

Monday, March 29th,

Routed Export Transactions,

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.(Export track)

Tuesday, March 30th,

Customs Broker RFP, How to Select Your Next Broker, 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Import Track)

Wednesday, March 31st, Incoterms, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (General Track)

 

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

 

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

 

Eliza Siebert, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Monday, March 29th,

License Exceptions and Exemptions Under the ITAR and EAR, 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

(Export track)

 

Eliza’s extensive U.S. export knowledge includes the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with hands on experience on product classifications, license determination and electronic export fillings (EEI). Eliza has served as client administrator for the Automated Export System (AES) – in charge of training, filing, and record keeping requirements.

 

 

Mar
30
Tue
ICPA Conference – Conducting Successful Investigations and Prior Disclosures @ Grand Hyatt Hotel
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Join ICPA in San Antonio, TX for the Spring Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations, then this is the conference for you.

The conference speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations, which ICPA has permission to share after the event.

There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export, and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track and may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and during the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

We are looking forward to seeing you onsite or online!

 

VENUE/HOTEL
Grand Hyatt
600 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
$209 per night
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SATGH/G-ICPA

 

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder
Braumiller Law Group,
to speak on the topic of:

Conducting Successful Investigations and Prior Disclosures,

Tuesday, March 30th, 8:30 – 9:30 AM (Import Track) 

This presentation will cover:

  • What do you do when you discover a violation? Who should be notified?
  • What options are there to identify the breadth and severity of the deficiencies?
  • What factors should be weighed whether to disclose?
  • What tips are there for ensuring a favorable outcome?

 

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and Braumiller Consulting Group LLC, and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With almost 30 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, export control, free trade agreements, tariff mitigation, and compliance programs.

Adrienne has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership and dedication to excellence:

  • The State Bar of Texas named Adrienne as the recipient of the prestigious Sarah T. Hughes Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for 2019. The award honors the accomplishments of women who have achieved outstanding recognition in their professional area and who, by doing so, have paved the way for success for other women attorneys. One female attorney is chosen for this award annually from among over 44,000 female attorneys in the state of Texas.
  • Adrienne serves as the Co-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Adrienne has been named by Chambers and Partners as a Leader in her Field related to International Trade: Customs in both its U.S. and Global Guides every year from 2015 – 2020. Chambers and Partners, identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Full bio:  https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/adrienne-braumiller/

 

License Exceptions and Exemptions Under the ITAR and EAR 

Monday, March 29th

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

(Export track)

Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group 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 at LAX.  Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Full Bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/bruce-h-leeds/

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Incoterms

Wednesday, March 31st
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
(General track)

Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/bonnie-kersch/

bonnie kersch trade advisor

 

Global Partner-ICPA

Apr
13
Tue
Join ICPA for the Spring ITAR Conference @ SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm

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Join ICPA for the

Spring ITAR Conference

SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards

2315 North Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76164

April 13th – 15th 2021

 

Join ICPA in Ft. Worth, TX for the Spring ITAR Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

 

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.
There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track you may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.

 

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

 

Christos Linardakis, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, will be joined by Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Business Advisor, CORTAC Group

Wednesday, April 14th,

ITAR, Export Controls & The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Developing a Technology Control Plan 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (Advanced track)

Also Thursday, April 15th, Christos will cover,

How to Prepare Requests for CJs and Advisory Opinions  2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Bootcamp Track)

Christos Linardakis is an attorney in our Chicago office. He has held positions as Associate General Counsel, Compliance, Trade Regulatory Counsel, Global Trade Compliance, and Sr. ITAR Empowered Official for Fortune 500 & 100 companies, along with private companies. During his career, he has established corporate compliance programs for U.S., E.U. and Asian trade laws, as well as International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) compliance programs, manufacturing licensing & technical assistance agreements (MLA/TAA), FCPA/ABAC programs, Foreign Military Sales, and has handled investigations/ subpoenas/ disclosures involving nearly all U.S. government agencies including in China and the E.U. He’s a frequent speaker for both private and government associations.

 

Full bio:  https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/christos-linardakis/

 

Jerry Leishman, VP & National Regulatory Business Advisor, CORTAC Group

 

Jerry Leishman has 30+ years of strategic leadership and partnership development working with both the private sector and government. His expertise in Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, ISO27001, ITAR, NIST800, amongst other areas, including DOD contracts allows him to bring a holistic, cost effective and risk based approach to companies, institutions, and organizations working with the Federal government including the DOD.

 

A results-oriented, entrepreneurial leader, Jerry Leishman thrives in the world of Compliance and Regulations. He has experience managing teams from various backgrounds and industries and helped kick-start CORTAC’s Regulatory Business Advisory team from scratch. Before CORTAC Group, Jerry worked with many big-name companies, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Smartsheet, and Costco. Everyday, Jerry works tirelessly to strategize, lead, and coordinate his team.

 

 

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Registration & Agenda: (click the link below)

 

Apr
22
Thu
Evaluation of Country of Origin for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

to present a webinar on:

Evaluation of Country of Origin

for Safeguard and AD / CVD Tariff Purposes

Thursday, April 22nd

10:00 a.m. CST

Topics Covered:

 

  • Statutory Basis for COO Determinations
  • Key Factors in COO Analysis
  • Review of COO Rulings and Case Law
  • Recommendations

It appears that the Section 301 tariffs primarily affecting imported merchandise from China are not going away any time soon, and the impact of AD / CVD continues to present significant challenges for sourcing professionals. Against this somewhat volatile backdrop the webinar will review the rules pertaining to Country of Origin to assist in evaluating potential sourcing strategies designed to reduce or eliminate the impacts related to the Section 301 and AD/ CVD, and review the key factors considered in a COO analysis for both Section 301 and AD / CVD purposes. The webinar will also share some examples, as well as actual Customs and Agency rulings for additional guidance.

Paul Fudacz, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

 

Paul has nearly 30 years of experience in International Trade law. He specializes in customs and import regulatory issues, export controls and licensing, legal audits, supply chain security initiatives and establishing and managing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs.

 

 

Prior to joining Braumiller Law Group, Paul held the position of Senior Counsel, International Trade for a global Fortune 500 vehicular components manufacturer. In that capacity, he was accountable for all aspects of import and export trade compliance. His recent practice has involved assisting clients in the aviation, polymer and chemical, material handling, electronics, oil and gas, solar cell, toy and recreational equipment and vehicular components industries.

 

Paul also has special expertise in the areas of HTS classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, customs valuation, customs seizures, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, ACS Reconciliation, C-TPAT, Customs and FTC marking and ISA certification requirements. In addition, he also has considerable experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and anti-boycott compliance.

 

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/paul-fudacz/

 

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Click the link below: https://www.bigmarker.com/braumiller-law-group-pllc/Evaluation-of-Country-of-Origin-for-Safeguard-and-AD-CVD-Tariff-Purposes-8f13336f206c5cc94e02178e?show_live_page=true

 

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Jul
25
Sun
Join ICPA for the Summer Conference @ Swan & Dolphin Hotel
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join ICPA for the
Summer Conference

Swan & Dolphin Hotel
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

(VIRTUAL & In-Person)

July 25th – 28th, 2021

Join ICPA in Orlando Florida for the Summer Conference. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain Compliance or Security, Internal Controls or Government Relations this is the conference for you.

Our speakers are experienced, knowledgeable professionals. The sessions are educational and provide time for questions. You will be provided access to all of the speaker presentations we have permission to share after the event.
There will be three tracks running simultaneously; Import, Export and General. All sessions will be available onsite and online. You are not restricted to one track you may move between them. There will be a limited number of registrations available.

There is ample opportunity to network with your peers during breaks and the networking reception. A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included in your onsite registration fee.

Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel, and Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group will speak on various topics.

Import, Export and General tracks. Click here for the full agenda: https://www.icpainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Summer-Agenda-2021.pdf?v=2
 

adrienne braumillerAdrienne Braumiller, Braumiller Law Group, Partner and Founder

Understanding the USMCA
Monday, July 26th,
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(Import track)

 

Adrienne is an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/adrienne-braumiller/

 

jennifer horvath
Jennifer Horvath, Partner, Braumiller Law Group

False Claims Act
Tuesday, July 27th,
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
(General 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.

Her practice in export control issues has included helping companies navigate export control regulations, which include interpreting the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR), and the Anti-Boycott regulations. She has assisted companies in building a comprehensive export compliance management program to deal with export control issues and to limit their exposure to liability.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/jennifer-horvath/

 

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Bruce Leeds, Senior of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Understanding Export Licensing Requirements
Wednesday, July 28th
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(Export track)

Bruce 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 at LAX. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. He went on to Hughes Space & Communications Company and The Boeing Company – all in export and import compliance positions. Bruce served on the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee to CBP and the Private Sector Advisory Group at the World Customs Organization. He holds a customs broker license and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Full Bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/bruce-h-leeds/

 

bonne kersch
Bonnie Kersch, Senior Trade Advisor Braumiller Consulting Group

Incoterms
Monday, July 26th,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
(General track)

Bonnie Kersch, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist, has worked in the compliance world for many years, specializing in the chemical sector. She has experience in almost every aspect of compliance including Classification, Free Trade Agreements, Export Licenses, Broker Management, Denied Parties Screening, Country of Origin Determination, Deemed Exports, Incoterm Determination, Internal Audits of Import Files, Duty Drawback, Transfer Pricing Reconciliation, Valuation, Return Order Imports, Record Retention, and more.

Bonnie has extensive teaching experience and has developed and presented training on numerous Trade Compliance topics throughout her career.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerconsulting.com/bio/bonnie-kersch/

 

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Registration & Agenda: (click the link below)
 

 

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