Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Iran Sanctions Take Effect

The sanctions imposed by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, H.R. 2194, took effect on September 29, 2010, 90 days after enactment. As such, the general license that existed under 31...

Border Searches Lead To Another Suit Against U.S.

There is no question about the right of CBP and ICE to conduct warrantless searches at the border. However, the extent of those searches when it comes to electronic devices continues to be controversial. In August 2009, both...

Even CBP Must Follow The Rules

The September 16, 2010, decision in U.S. v Pressman-Gutman, et al. (CIT 9-16-10) Slip Op. 10-105, has triggered rounds of applause among traders. This case once again confirmed the regulations mean what they say. In summary, CBP...

Identity Theft Takes Yet Another New Turn

Originally published in the Journal of Commerce On-Line edition in August 2010

In the May edition, the latest "twist and turns" arising out of instances of corporate identity theft were described. To summarize, corporate...

Never Flunk the Attitude Test!

Proving yet again that if you flaunt the law in an egregious enough manner, the federal government will come after you full force, Thomas George, the former CEO of Sterling Seafood Corp., was sentenced to 22 months in prison for...

What Direction U.S. Customs?

In testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee earlier this year, Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") Commissioner Bersin laid out the priorities of the agency. He began with a familiar recitation:...

Cyber Security – Real or Imagined?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce On-Line in July 2010

Now that Google’s license to operate in China has been renewed, it is worth taking a moment to consider the events which preceded the renewal. Perhaps the...