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International Trade and National Security Policy: 2019 Update

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Produced on October 15, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Although often discussed as separate considerations, international trade matters and national security policy naturally intersect, sometimes in unexpected ways for trade law practitioners. This has been particularly true during the Trump Administration. This program, taught by Laura Fraedrich and Lindsey Nelson of Jones Day, will explore the various considerations that tie together international trade and national security policy, with a focus on economic sanctions and recent developments under the current administration. 

The course will also review recent changes to the review of foreign direct investment by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Defense Security Service. Finally, the program will cover recent developments in tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration, particularly those relating to imports from China.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the interplay between international trade and national security
  2. Identify current trends and policies, and recent developments in these areas
  3. Analyze best practices for dealing with recent tariffs

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Laura Fraedrich

Lowenstein Sandler

Laura has nearly 25 years of experience counseling clients on complex international trade matters across a range of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, and telecommunications. A former partner at Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis  LLP, her practice focuses on helping companies achieve their business goals while complying with U.S. regulatory regimes enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

In addition to counseling clients on foreign direct investment requirements and assisting with CFIUS filings and mitigation negotiations, Laura applies her deep subject matter knowledge to a broad array of customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues.

She also represents clients on issues arising from:

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) economic sanctions.
  • export control restrictions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.
  • the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • trade remedies (including antidumping and countervailing duty matters and Section 201, 232, 301, 421, and 337 matters).

Laura is a member of the board of directors of Kluwer Law lnternational's Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has taught international trade law at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.

Lindsey M. Nelson

Jones Day

Lindsey Nelson focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with a particular concentration on compliance with international trade regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lindsey assists companies and organizations with compliance with the U.S. export controls, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Such compliance activities include determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with relevant government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting documents necessary for export control compliance and enforcement activities, including voluntary self-disclosures and responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals. She also conducts training programs for clients on export control compliance.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey has represented government contractors in False Claims Act matters, including qui tam litigation, and other government contract regulatory matters. She also has experience advising clients with regard to other facets of international laws and regulations administered by the U.S. government, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).


Steven T.

great course!

tina w.

good presentation; very knowledgeable and the session was very informative.

Michael F.

Very skilled speakers.

Donna W.

I learned so much about the law and how it was modified over the last few years. Both faculty were just outstanding!

Anthony G.

Nice detailed slides.

Amaia A.

Very informative

Tara G.

great team. And so good to see an experienced lawyer as well as a young up and coming lawyer. The legal field needs more mentorship and less emphasis on billable hours.

Paul H.

Great course.

Erim C.

Would usually recommend this course as I have every other one I've taken during this CLE period, but the references to things like 2019 Turkish trade issues was a little dated. Totally acceptable given the recording date and I'd recommend to someone who isn't as interested in intl. trade matters as I am.

Mark B.

Well presented. Lots of good practice suggestions for both in-house and outside counsel for clients with international transactions.

Catherine H.

nice job by great presenters, thank you for the substantive and helpful slides and great presentation

Peter O.

First class, comprehensive presentation! V well done!

David H.

First speaker was good, second speaker needs work.

Robert M.

Very well presented topic by Laura and Lindsey on International Trade and National Security.

Jeffrey R.

Very good presentation!

Mais A.

timely and still relevant

Mark T.

Best CLE in a VERY LONG time.

Harold S.

Good information.

David Y.

Very well presented and topical.

Lynn C.

This is very helpful in working with my international trade clients. I will watch it again for a more thorough review. Thank you.

Chris B.

Two very good presenters.

Joy N.

Both presenters were very knowledgeable, clear and concise.

Martin B.

Great course materials.

Jennifer L.

Wow. Absolutely phenomenal presentation of difficult subject matter. Interesting, timely, great speakers. Thank you.

Richard P.

Good presentation I enjoyed it very much.

Ronald S.

Straightforward, interesting, thanks!

James M.

Very timely

Joanna T.

Great program

Erica P.

I was not particularly interested in the content, but I found it to actually be really interesting.

Christina M.

These ladies did a fantastic job!

Eric Z.


Keith H.

Very timely update in an area that is changing very rapidly.

Mary S.

So much information in an hour, thank you!

Joseph C.

Excellent discussion of the subject matter, which was very timely.

Delaina D.

While it's not my area of practice, I found this engaging and interesting. Thank you.

Selena T.

The speakers were extremely clear and knowledgeable.

B L.

well-organized presentation provided an overview as well as recent (constantly altering) changes in this area.

Kim T.

Excellent CLE especially the sanctions section.

James M.

Not my field, not even close, but fascinating content that was skillfully presented.

R W.

This is very timely!

Cynthia H.

Thank you.

Marshall L.

Great lecture.

Vivian P.

Interesting and very timely

Scott B.

Thank you

greg s.

very good

Jeremy S.

great course subject

St. John S.

Very informative and relevant to current foreign trade

ashley h.

Great presentation at a higher level.

Curt H.

Really eye-opening and timely

Ira R.

Up to date and very informative.

Margaret E.

These two presenters are brilliant.

Donald A.

Great lecture

Mary B.

Fantastic presentation! Clear and easy to understand!

Jessica B.

Timely subject

Jennifer M.

Excellent and topical program.

William H.

Solid presentation.

Catherine D.

These presenters were excellent. So timely. The speakers brought the law to life in this presentation.

Louis D.

Excellent overview with informed speakers who spoke clearly on Export Controls and CFIUS

Kerian B.

This presentation was literally updated as of a few days ago, which was fantastic!

Kate C.

Very informative!

Alastair D.

Great slides. I appreciate all the citations, lists, and the up to date examples.

Laticia A.

Definitely timely & relevant.

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