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DanUjczo

Senior CounselDan.Ujczo@ThompsonHine.com
Columbus

O 614.469.3319

DanUjczo

Senior Counsel

Focus Areas

Examples of Dan’s experience include:

  • Developed and maintained customs compliance programs for Tier One automotive companies.
  • Designed and negotiated a suite of master transportation agreements across all modes for Fortune 100 multinational company and conducted ongoing training for business teams.
  • Interpreted USMCA rules of origin and developed compliance regimes for companies operating in the automotive, advanced manufacturing, chemical, textile polymers and technology sectors.
  • Represented large agri-food association, automotive companies, and retailers in trade negotiations including USMCA.
  • Assisted multiple steel and aluminum clients and customers in securing exclusions from Section 232 tariffs.
  • Counselled clients on Section 301 (China) tariffs exclusions.
  • Advised electric vehicle companies on purchasing strategies to meet trade agreements requirements and Buy America/Buy American threshold.
  • Assisted e-commerce companies with customs issues including Section 321 de minimis.
  • Represented government stakeholders in issues relating to regulatory cooperation.
  • Advised large engineering firm with global expansion, licensing, and staffing plans.
  • Provided trade counsel to multiple renewable energy programs.
  • Serve as external general counsel to Canada-U.S. real estate private equity fund heading one of the largest privately-funded economic development projects in North America.

External Publications

Because of his unique perspective on the USCMA and other Canada/US trade topics, Dan is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street JournalLA Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Globe & Mail, Financial Post, National Public Radio, Metal Center News, and others. A few recent examples are:

Internal Publications

  • Co-presenter, “The Ukraine Crisis: The Impact of Sanctions on Russia,” Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, March 2022
  • “Supply Chain Strategies – Policies and Practicalities to Address Transportation Challenges,” Thompson Hine Webinar, November 2021
  • “The Mexican Auto Industry – Looking Forward,” US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois
  • “NAFTA vs. USMCA, Global Compliance and Legal Issues,” Ohio Small Business Development Centers, Cleveland, Ohio
  • “Global Trade and Tariff Update,” Global Chamber, Phoenix, Arizona
  • “USMCA – the First Three Months,” NTEA, the Association for Work Truck Industry, Troy, Michigan
  • “International Insight,” Succeeding in Canada Seminar, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • “Trade and Economic Development,” IEDC, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Listed in The Legal 500, 2022
  • Case Western Reserve Distinguished Recent Alumni, 2010
  • Order of the Barristers
  • CALI and Anderson publishing awards for excellence in Civil Procedure
  • Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Award

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Life Member, Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores
  • National Board Member and Managing Council, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AM-CHAM Canada)
  • President, Ohio-Canada Business Association (OHIO-CAN)
  • Vice-President, U.S., North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO)
  • Advisory Committee, Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI)
  • Vice-President, Henry T. King, Jr. Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group
  • Principal/co-Founder, Canada-US SAGE Group

Community Activities

  • The Catholic Foundation Professional Advisors Group
  • Knights of Columbus Council 5253
  • Performing Arts Creative Ensemble (PACE!)

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
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