Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 8th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud and Cyber Export Controls to be held March 26-28, 2018, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Roszel Thomsen. Export controls practitioners will gather to discuss best practices for industry compliance protocols. Highlights will include:
- a focus on new Chinese regulations
- aligning with human rights priorities in new export controls for cybersecurity and surveillance in the EU
- complying with U.S. and Russian requirements amid evolving sanctions
- a U.S. encryption controls master class
To register or for more information, please visit:
Please mention Registration Code B00-885-2462161 when booking.
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The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) will hold its 2017 Customs Town Hall November 9 in Livonia, Michigan. At this annual gathering of importers, exporters, and service providers, Thomsen and Burke attorneys Wesley Demory and Maher Shomali will give a presentation on “Encryption Technology/Connected Car/Export Control Implications”. They will review the export control implications for connected vehicles and their components/subsystems, with emphasis on encryption, communications capabilities, and autonomous driving technology. This type of self driving car technology is prevalent in society today as technology advances constantly. Learn how export controls are structured for these technologies and which regulatory exemptions are available.
For details and to register, please visit http://www.aiag.org/store/events/details?EventCode=E17CUSTOM
August 15, 2017 — Listed continuously since 2006, Roszel Thomsen has been selected by peer review for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Information Technology Law. He has also been recognized as 2018 Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Baltimore. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
For more information about Best Lawyers®, please visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.
On October 17-18, 2017, the American Conference Institute (ACI) will hold its 10th industry forum conference on International Technology Transfers, Cloud Computing and Deemed Export Compliance at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thomsen and Burke Partner Antoinette (Toni) Paytas will be panel moderator for a conference discussion on October 17 about the most complex and pressing issues posed by cloud computing. The panel will include Robert Rarog, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Anne Marie Griffin, Deputy Director, Microsoft; and Sean Mentus, Manager of International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman.
For more information on the conference or to register, please visit: https://www.americanconference.com/10th-industry-forum-international-technology-transfers-cloud-computing-deemed-export-compliance/
To receive a 10% discount off of the conference price, register by September 22 and use code S10-883-883L18.S when registering.
JUNE 6, 2017 — The American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal has published an article by Roszel Thomsen, “Ethical Breakdowns on the Road to Exporting Intellectual Property”, in its Winter 2017 issue. Using an engaging hypothetical situation, the article provides an overview of deemed export and ethical issues as an attorney contemplates hiring a foreign national to assist in patent work.
Read the article: AIPLA article
For more information about the journal, please visit http://www.aipla.org/learningcenter/library/books/qj/Pages/default.aspx
Read more about deemed exports at https://t-b.com/practices/deemed-exports/
Maher Shomali and Wes Demory will be speaking at the International Compliance Professionals Association 2017 Miami Conference to be held March 12-15, 2017. Maher will provide an Overview of Encryption Controls, and Wes will focus on Cybersecurity and Encryption Export Controls.
ICPA is a non-profit, global trade compliance community whose mission is to provide networking opportunities and resources to individuals involved in international trade compliance.
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls to be held March 28-29, 2017, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Ken Niven, Associate General Counsel, Juniper Networks and Roszel Thomsen, Partner, Thomsen and Burke. Trade and security compliance professionals gather at this event each year to hear from experts across the globe on how to interpret and apply evolving requirements.
The program will navigate the ins and outs of complying with new, evolving U.S. and foreign encryption controls, including in the U.S., France, Russia, Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. New topics include:
- EU Proposal on Human Rights and Cyber-Surveillance Technologies: New, Anticipated Catch-All
- WASSENAAR Proposals and Anticipated Changes to Intrusion Software and Network Surveillance
- France: New Security Measures for OES, Cyber Measures and Increased Powers for Surveillance
New for 2017, the program will include an enhanced focus on Cloud Computing. For further details, please see the brochure: 2017 Encryption Cloud Cyber Export Controls Conference.
To register, contact ACI at 1-888-224-2480 or register online. To receive a 10% discount off of the early bird main conference rate, register by February 10 with Registration Code S10-885-885L17.S.
November 1, 2016 – U.S. News and Best Lawyers today released the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list. Thomsen and Burke LLP has earned Tier 1 recognition as a Best Law Firm in the Information Technology Law field. U.S. News and Best Lawyers carry out a rigorous evaluation process to rank more than 11,000 U.S. firms, using client and lawyer evaluations and peer review. A Best Law Firm must also include an attorney currently selected as a Best Lawyer in that practice area (Roszel Thomsen).
Cloud, Cybersecurity, Encryption and Export Compliance: Assessing the Future of U.S. and Wassenaar Controls
We are in the midst of very dynamic times for information technology export controls. Recent BIS and upcoming DDTC rules will significantly enhance allowances for controlled technology and software to be stored or transmitted via the cloud. Encryption export regulations are also being updated. And the U.S. has gone back to the drawing board to draft a revised rule to implement Wassenaar controls on information security technology, software and services. These U.S. and Wassenaar cybersecurity rules are actively being negotiated and drafted in late 2016 and early 2017.
Roz Thomsen, one of the nation’s leading authorities on information technology export controls, will discuss the latest on these issues. He will talk about the Wassenaar export controls on Intrusion Software and IP Network Surveillance Systems, the changes to the Export Administration Regulations governing Cloud Computing, and the last gasp of the Export Control Reform Initiative, updating the Encryption regulations.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Cost: $50 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664
To register online: http://www.mass.gov/export/register
OCTOBER 18-19, 2016
Toni Paytas will be speaking at American Conference Institute’s 9th National Export Controls Forum
on International Technology Transfers, Cloud Computing & Deemed Exports. This conference provides a unique benchmarking platform around complex EAR and ITAR compliance challenges. Join your industry cohorts to compare best practices for tackling real-life, practical compliance issues.