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International Trade Attorneys Featured in U.S. Dept. of Commerce Webinar Series

June 5, 2017

Members of Shipman & Goodwin’s International Trade Compliance and Enforcement practice are the featured speakers for seven export compliance webinars in a series presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Ross H. Garber and Alfredo G. Fernandez will provide guidance to companies engaged in international commerce on such topics as the importance of complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, preventing violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), proper use of the new Destination Control Statement, how to handle site visits and enforcement actions, practical considerations and compliance for exporting to China, compliance challenges and best practices for the release of technical data or technology to a foreign national in the United States, and balancing the risks and benefits of using cloud-based software and storage services with respect to export controls compliance.

Our attorneys will lead the following webinars:

Ross Garber is Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, where he regularly conducts internal investigations into allegations of misconduct on behalf of multi-national corporations, public agencies, and non-profit organizations. He also oversees the firm’s International Trade Compliance and Enforcement practice, which helps U.S. exporters navigate the complex and challenging regulatory environment. In 2015, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce presented Ross and his team with the Presidential “E Award” for their work in growing U.S. exports.

Alfredo Fernandez focuses his practice on International Trade Compliance and Enforcement Issues. He counsels and represents clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other related U.S. laws, regulations and policies affecting international trade and business, including economic sanctions programs, multilateral trade agreements, anti-bribery programs, customs laws, and anti-boycott regulations. Prior to joining the firm, Alfredo worked as an aerospace engineer for a leading aircraft engine manufacturer.

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