Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

U.S. Customs uses border 'hits' to blame Canada

Such was the headline in today's story, see The point of the story was how Canada is often blamed for having lax borders and ineffective laws and so, the logic...

Laptop searches – Is the U.S. government acting outrageously?

Cyndee and I participated on a panel about laptop searches at the recent American Bar Association International Law Section Spring Program. One of our fellow panelists let us know, in no uncertain terms, that he thought we were...

Seizure of Counterfeit Goods on the Rise/Identity Theft Increasing, Too

Local Customs is fond of saying that about half the intellectual property rights seizures in the U.S. occur at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Nonetheless, stories about significant counterfeit seizures are being publicized...

Treasury Secretary Geitner Talks International Trade – Sort Of

In prepared remarks for a speech on April 22nd at the Economic Club of Washington, Secretary Geitner made comments covered in the general press as touting international trade, but more notable for what he did not say about...

Canada Introduces Electronic Commerce Protection Act to Stop Spam

On April 24, 2009, Canada's Minister of Industry announced that the government has introduced Bill C-27 An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage...