Legal Support for U.S Exporters During Global Economic Uncertainty
- Exporters across the U.S. are profoundly impacted by the current crisis.
- They face critical questions regarding their ability to fulfill international business contracts, and how to mitigate resulting problems.
- Supply chains may be impacted, resulting in shortages of inputs to produce products.
- Employees may be subject to stay-at-home orders.
- Workforces may be impacted by illness and family care issues.
- Products and inputs may be subject to new import/export restrictions.
Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for advice on mitigating problems with international contracts resulting from the current global crisis.
- State Bar of Michigan, International Law Section experts will provide practical advice to companies.
- The discussion will address what to do about existing contracts, and ideas for drafting future contracts.
- This event is open to companies and interested attorneys.
- Takeaways will include a checklist of tips for reviewing future international contracts.
Moderator and Speakers:
Introduction: Eve Lerman, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Council Member, International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Speaker: John J. Walsh, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association
Speaker: Holly Osterholm Swanson, Vice President, Legal, ZF Group, Active Safety Division
Speaker: Jean Schtokal, Shareholder, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., Member, International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, Chair, West Michigan District Export Council
Speaker: Reinhard H. Lemke, Attorney, LEMKE & ASSOCIATES PLLC, Council Member, International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, AmCham Germany Senior Advisor USA–Midwest
James Rayis, Shareholder, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Chair, International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan