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.
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:
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 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).
good presentation; very knowledgeable and the session was very informative.
Very skilled speakers.
I learned so much about the law and how it was modified over the last few years. Both faculty were just outstanding!
Nice detailed slides.
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.
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.
Well presented. Lots of good practice suggestions for both in-house and outside counsel for clients with international transactions.
nice job by great presenters, thank you for the substantive and helpful slides and great presentation
First class, comprehensive presentation! V well done!
First speaker was good, second speaker needs work.
Very well presented topic by Laura and Lindsey on International Trade and National Security.
Very good presentation!
timely and still relevant
Best CLE in a VERY LONG time.
Very well presented and topical.
This is very helpful in working with my international trade clients. I will watch it again for a more thorough review. Thank you.
Two very good presenters.
Both presenters were very knowledgeable, clear and concise.
Great course materials.
Wow. Absolutely phenomenal presentation of difficult subject matter. Interesting, timely, great speakers. Thank you.
Good presentation I enjoyed it very much.
Straightforward, interesting, thanks!
I was not particularly interested in the content, but I found it to actually be really interesting.
These ladies did a fantastic job!
Very timely update in an area that is changing very rapidly.
So much information in an hour, thank you!
Excellent discussion of the subject matter, which was very timely.
While it's not my area of practice, I found this engaging and interesting. Thank you.
The speakers were extremely clear and knowledgeable.
well-organized presentation provided an overview as well as recent (constantly altering) changes in this area.
Excellent CLE especially the sanctions section.
Not my field, not even close, but fascinating content that was skillfully presented.
This is very timely!
Interesting and very timely
great course subject
Very informative and relevant to current foreign trade
Great presentation at a higher level.
Really eye-opening and timely
Up to date and very informative.
These two presenters are brilliant.
Fantastic presentation! Clear and easy to understand!
Excellent and topical program.
These presenters were excellent. So timely. The speakers brought the law to life in this presentation.
Excellent overview with informed speakers who spoke clearly on Export Controls and CFIUS
This presentation was literally updated as of a few days ago, which was fantastic!
Great slides. I appreciate all the citations, lists, and the up to date examples.
Definitely timely & relevant.