Current Trends in International Trade and Their Impact on Multinational Business

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Information

The 2013 Mercer Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 11 will focus on “Current Trends in International Trade and Their Impact on Multinational Business.” The symposium will feature a mix of leading academics, key government officials, and expert attorneys in private practice and corporate general counsel. The symposium will take place in the first-floor moot courtroom of Mercer Law School from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Muna Ndulo, a professor or law and director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University Law School, is scheduled to give the Luncheon Keynote Address in the Presidents Dining Room at the University Center.

Articles submitted by Symposium participants will be published in the Mercer Law Review. To purchase a copy or for further information on the symposium, please contact Yonna Windham Shaw at shaw_yw@law.mercer.edu or phone 478-301-2622.

Schedule

 
8:30 – 8:45 a.m    Welcome and Introduction to Symposium
   
8:45 – 10:00 a.m. The Broader Context: Changing Patterns of International Trade
 
  • John Linarelli, Professor of Law & Legal Theory, Dean of Swansea Law School, United Kingdom
  • Greg Desautels, International Consultant and former Executive Director, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Superior Essex, Inc.
  • Joel Williams, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Exporting from the United States and Doing Business in Emerging Markets: What You Need to Know
 
  • Penelope Prime, Professor, Institute of International Business & Director, China Research Center, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • James Reed, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, YKK Corporation
  • Lynn Van Buren, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break
 
11: 30 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m. Trends in International Trade in the Southeastern United States
 
  • Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics, Stetson School of Business & Economics, Mercer University
  • Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority
  • Kathe Falls, Director, International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development

 

12:45 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address, President's Dining Room
 
  • Muna Ndulo,  Professor or Law and Director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University Law School
    • Lunch Reservations are required if you plan to attend lunch in the President's Dining Room (please bring a $20 check made payable to Mercer Law Review). Trolley service is available to the lunch on main campus. Make your reservation online here.
    • The luncheon keynote address will also be streamed to the Mercer Law School First-Floor Courtroom. Luncheon items may be purchased in the Law School cafeteria.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Globalization and Impact on Global Supply Chain Solutions
 
  • Eric Chaffee, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Todd Benson, Assistant General Counsel, International Trade, United Parcel Service
  • David Stepp, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
3: 45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Transactional Issues for the International Trade Lawyer
 
  • Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law & Director of the Institute for African Development, Cornell University Law School
  • Evan Chuck, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
  • Elizabeth Silbert, Associate, King & Spalding
5:15 p.m. Conclusion

 

Speakers

Todd Benson, Assistant General Counsel, International Trade, United Parcel Service

Eric Chaffee, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law

Evan Chuck, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Greg Desautels, International Consultant and former Executive Director, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Superior Essex, Inc.

Kathe Falls, Director, International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Nicola Fiordalisi, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

John Linarelli, Professor of Law & Legal Theory, Dean of Swansea Law School, United Kingdom

Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law & Director of the Institute for African Development, Cornell University Law School

Penelope Prime, Professor, Institute of International Business & Director, China Research Center, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

James Reed, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, YKK Corporation

Elizabeth Silbert, Associate, King & Spalding

David Stepp, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics, Stetson School of Business & Economics, Mercer University

Lynn Van Buren, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP

Joel Williams, Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP
 

CLE Credits

7.15 CLE credits are available for the symposium. Register online.
For more information, contact Nancy Terrill at terrill_n@law.mercer.edu.

Sponsors

The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Walter F. George School of Law, the Mercer University Stetson School of Business & Economics, the ICLE of Georgia, and Bryan Cave LLP.


RSVP

Lunch Reservations are required if you plan to attend lunch in the President's Dining Room (please bring a $20 check made payable to Mercer Law Review). Trolley service is available to the lunch on main campus. Make your reservation online here.

The luncheon keynote address will also be streamed to the Mercer Law School First-Floor Courtroom. Luncheon items may be purchased in the Law School cafeteria.