August 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Dana on Mission Bay
1710 W. Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego
CA 92109
International Trade Law U.S. - Mexico Alliance

The International Trade Law 
U.S. – Mexico Alliance
     A FREE informational conference on:
“The inevitable re-negotiation of NAFTA, and what to expect”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
9:00 a.m. – noon

(registration from 8-8:45 am)

The Dana on Mission Bay 

1710 W. Mission Bay Dr. San Diego CA 92109

An advance deposit or credit card guarantee for the first night’s room and tax is
due by July 21, 2017.
Individuals must identify themselves as part of Braumiller Law Group at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate.
Please call (800) 445-3339 or (619)-222-6440 to make reservations.
BLG Group has discounted room rates starting at $199.00 + taxes & Discounted Daily Resort Fee of $20.00


With a new administration in the White House, one must be prepared for change. Especially when it comes to the inevitable re-negotiation of NAFTA, and the likely amendments to the legal framework. We will cover due diligence strategies as the main focus of the conference.

These topics will be of interest to plant controllers, plant managers, personnel from customs, financial departments, maquiladoras, and in general, those managers who are responsible for compliance within the supply chain of their company.
The re-negotiation of NAFTA is just around the corner.
             Stay tuned, stay focused, stay informed, and above all, stay compliant.


Bruce Leeds photo

Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

Topic: Internal Controls for NAFTA Compliance 

(9:00-9:30 a.m.)

In the current environment you can expect increased scrutiny and enforcement of NAFTA claims and rules of origin.  Having good internal controls is the best way to stay compliant.  Learn what those controls look like and what you need to put in place.

Bruce Leeds 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 technology.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for eight years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with semi-conductors. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance. In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues.
Bruce then joined Hughes Space and Communications Company as a Senior Export/Import Advisor. In this position, his responsibilities included export/import compliance for all foreign subcontracts and associated activities, Customs policy, drawback and applying for export licenses and agreements under both U.S. Department of State and Commerce regulations. Bruce later worked at Boeing Satellite Systems Inc./Boeing Shared Services Group as Senior Export/Import Advisor.
Full bio: http://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/bruce-h-leeds/

                                                                             S. George Alfonso 
Of Counsel Attorney, Braumiller Law Group
Topic: The Need for Cross-Border Counsel (“Legal Liaison”)
for both the U.S. and Mexican-based businesses  

(9:30-10:00 a.m.)

Over the past two decades, S. George Alfonso has provided his unique brand of “Concierge Counsel” to various clientele throughout the U.S., as well as, internationally. His fields of focus include complex commercial litigation, commercial contract drafting and negotiations, corporate consulting, international arbitration, creditor bankruptcy representation, political consulting, and appellate representation.

George Alfonso has spoken at both regional and international conferences on the subjects of international arbitration, including the need for well-drafted dispute resolution clauses in international agreements, the arbitration process through the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), and the potential to obtain default judgments in ICC arbitration. 

Full bio: http://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/s-george-alfonso/ 

Break from 10:00-10:20 (refreshments will be served throughout the conference, such as an assortment of breakfast muffins, fruit, bagels, pastries, coffee and juices

Adrienne Braumiller, Attorney
Founder/Partner Braumiller Law Group PLLC 

Topic: The Dark Side of NAFTA, Lessons Learned 


Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and 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.
Adrienne 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.
In addition, Adrienne has made presentations as a distinguished lecturer for such groups as the American Association of Exporters and Importers, the International Compliance Professionals Association, the American Conference Institute, the American Petroleum Institute, and the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones. She is also a frequent speaker at government-sponsored events, such as the Department of Energy’s International Nonproliferation Export Control Program (INECP), which hosts industry/government seminars on strategic trade management in various countries around the world.

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

 Christian Haro, Customs, Foreign Trade and VAT Attorney
 Topic: Different Schemes Other Than NAFTA
 (10:50-11:20 P.M.)

Christian has 10 years of experience representing corporations doing business in Mexico. His area of expertise is in customs and foreign trade. He is an audit specialist focused on the evaluation of operations and processes related to companies and their import and export transactions, with an emphasis on determining their level of compliance within the Mexican legal framework. Mr. Haro also assists companies in performing due diligence audits for the purpose of reducing and/or eliminating risks and therefore increasing the profitability and maximizing the operations of the companies from a customs perspective. He also assesses companies for VAT compliance on foreign trade operations.

Mr. Haro is a Full Time Professor at Universidad Tecnologica de Ciudad Juarez of the following courses: 1) IMMEX Clinics, 2) Pedimentos and their Legislation, 3) Introduction to the Global Trade Regulations I & II, 4) Means of Defense, 5) Fundamentals of Global Commerce II, 6) International Trade Environment, 7) Customs Legal Proceedings, 8) Customs Legislation, i) Mereology, 9) Foreign Trade Taxes and Contributions I, 10) Customs Clinics (Import and Export duties), 11) Relief Programs, 12) Offenses and Penalties. His Law practice areas include: Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, International Law, Internal Audit, Corporate Tax, Due Diligence, Foreign Trade Zone, Foreign Exchange, VAT, International Trade Law, International Trade Agreements, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Foreign Trade Policy, Legal Advisor, Negotiation, Business Strategy. Full bio: http://www.tgdm.com/teams/christian-a-haro/
                    There will be a Q&A/Panel Discussion from 11:20-noon

                    We had great attendance at the previous Juarez conference


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