I am going to be speaking on China/International law a whole host of times between now and early November and since my first one is on Monday, now’s the time to tell you about them. So here goes.
On Monday, September 27, I am going to be live on Oregon public radio at some point between 8:40 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. PST. The show is “Think Out Loud” and the topic is “Global Trade in the Northwest.” The tagline for the show notes that Oregon has shipped more than $10 billion in products between January and July of this year and that “Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the nation.”
On October 8, from 6 pm to 7 pm, I will be speaking in Seattle on the work my firm and I did in Japan for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Peter Bethune’s criminal trial there. My talk is being co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice and Animal Law sections. I will be discussing the “legal and cultural issues” we faced on Peter’s case. Go here if you wish to register.
On October 21, I will be speaking at the University of Washington School of Law on the nuts and bolts of being an international lawyer. I have given this relatively unscripted talk at a couple of law schools already and though I make no promises as to the quality, I will say I love doing it.
Then, on October 25, I will be speaking at a National Business Institute Seminar on “The Legalities of Doing Business in China.” This seminar is being put on by the National Business Institute (NBI) from 9 am to $:30 pm at the Washington State Convention Center. I will be speaking on “Resolving Disputes with Chinese Parties,” discussing mostly how to sue and collect from Chinese companies. Al Clark of Davis Wright Tremaine will be speaking on “Labor Laws and Compliance,” William Fisher of Perkins Coie will be speaking on “IP Protection and Enforcement,” Frazier Mendel of Schwabe Williamson will be speaking on “Investment and Trade Regulations” and also on “Drafting FDI Documentation, Partnership and Outsourcing Agreements,” and Monica Gianni will be speaking on “Taxation Issues.” This is a great group of speakers and I am expecting an excellent conference. Go here to learn more and to register.
On November 1, I will be on a panel at the 2010 US China Business Conference in Atlanta. I will write more on this conference as it approaches, but wanted to say something on it now because early bird pricing ends on October 1. This is a big-time event and its speakers will include, among others, the following:
- Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
- Ken Cornelius, President and CEO, Siemens One
- Ed Cunningham, Managing Partner, U.S. Renewable Energy Group
- Erin Ennis, Vice President, US-China Business Council (USCBC)
- Joseph A. Guerrisi, Vice President, UPS
- Bilal Kaafarani, Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company
- Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company
- Jack Wen, President, GE Energy China
- Peng Zhao, President, Mingyang’s Wind Power Technology Co., Ltd (America)
I am going to be on the “Building and Doing Business in China” panel. To register, go here.