Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Well, it makes sense, sort of ---

Originally published in the Journal of Commerce - April 2010 -

At a recent trade association luncheon, a senior Customs manager from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach provided some statistics and background information about...

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Sentencing News

Much has been made in the general press about the 87-month sentence recently handed down to Charles Jumet in connection with bribes paid to former Panamanian government officials to secure contracts for his company, Ports...

Are You Responsible for Counterfeit Goods?

Did you realize you could have your identity stolen and still be liable for the importation or distribution of counterfeit goods? Trademark holders generally are getting much more aggressive against importers of counterfeit...

BIS Issues New Guidance Documents

In January 2010, BIS posted on its website updated guidance for freight forwarders, see More recently, BIS posted an updated version of its Export...

Customs Proposes Eliminating Paper Liquidation Notices

Importers and brokers are reminded that comments are due to Customs no later than May 15 in response to the agency’s March 16, 2010, Federal Register proposal to do away with providing courtesy notices of entry liquidation...

U.S. on the road to economic recovery?

At today’s World Trade Week kick-off breakfast in Los Angeles, Dr. Fred Bergsten, Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, made another strong pitch for why expansion of world trade will aid the U.S. in its...