SmarTrade 2015 - June 10 - Cleveland

Date: June 10, 2015

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

Contact: J. Randolph Miller, 202.263.4186 -

Thompson Hine LLP
3900 Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1291

Thompson Hine invites you to our complimentary workshop, SmarTrade 2015. This informative and interactive session will focus on the risks and opportunities in the regulation of global trade. The workshop format provides a unique opportunity to discuss industry best practices and common compliance pitfalls with experts in the field and with your peers. We will discuss the compliance and enforcement arena for imports and exports and suggest ways to manage your company's exposure. We will also address antibribery regulations and associated compliance challenges and solutions. In addition, we will provide practical tips for dealing with the increase in government investigations relating to global trade transactions.


  • Avoiding inadvertent violations of U.S. export controls or economic sanctions
  • Ensuring compliance with antibribery laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.K. Bribery Act
  • Staying ahead of Customs enforcement, and using knowledge of Customs regulations to reduce costs and audit risks
  • Assessing and managing the risks of trade regulatory violations including civil and criminal penalties
  • Preparing your company for government investigations, audits and verifications
  • Conducting internal investigations and submitting voluntary/prior disclosures
  • Understanding the roles that OFAC (Treasury), BIS (Commerce), DDTC (State), CBP (Homeland Security), DOJ (Justice) and other departments play in the export/import regulatory and enforcement process
  • Taking advantage of the historic easing of the Cuba embargo
  • Assessing individual liability in government enforcement investigations
  • Updates on U.S. free trade agreement negotiations – the Trans-Pacific
  • Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment
  • Partnership (T-TIP) – and how they can impact your business
  • Keeping pace with changes in U.S. economic sanctions affecting trade with Russia and Ukraine

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.: Registration/Networking
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.: SmarTrade Seminar

CLE for this program will be requested.

Who Should Attend:
General counsel, counsel responsible for regulatory issues, chief operating officers, compliance officers and managers.

To register for the SmarTrade 2015 program, please contact:

J. Randolph Miller