Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, International Law Section Fall/Winter Schedule
As Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, International Law Section, I am pleased to announce the upcoming Fall/Winter meeting schedule.
I want to extend a thank you to each area practitioner (and a colleague from Toronto) who has given a presentation and led a discussion at our meetings this past year on topics ranging from doing business in China and Brazil to compliance with the FCPA, choice of law, and litigating Canada-U.S. disputes. I chipped in with an update on economic sanctions. I also want to thank each of you who have attended the ILS meetings and continue to support our growing Section, helping to make it a valuable and vibrant Section.
The Fall/Winter meeting schedule kick off on September 6 with “What Every Lawyer Should Know About Export Controls: From Compliance to Investigations.” The presenter will be Special Agent Jake Oakley, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement and the meeting will be at the CMBA offices.
On October 4, Michael Garvin, Partner at Hahn Loeser, will lead a discussion on “Global IP Enforcement Strategies: A Litigator’s Perspective.” The meeting will be held at Hahn Loeser.
Larry Crowther, Partner at Wegman Hessler will give a presentation on “Preparing and Negotiating International Supply Agreements.” The meeting will be held at Wegman Hessler on November 1.
We will end 2012 with Rob Whittall, CPA, ACA, Partner at Dyke Yaxley, LLC, providing a unique presentation on “Navigating U.K.-U.S. Tax Issues.” The meeting will be held on December 6 at the CMBA Offices.
Each meeting begins with lunch at noon, followed by a 1.0 CLE presentation and discussion. Meeting notices and registration information will follow in the coming weeks We will not have a January meeting and presentation on the first Thursday of the month due to the holidays.
Lastly, please save February 7, 2013 for a special half-day CLE morning program. Details are being worked on, but 3 panel discussions are planned. Anyone interested in helping to plan or present at the meeting, please should contact me early at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling at 216.928.3474.
I look forward to growing the International Law Section with your support and hope to see you at our upcoming meetings.