ABA's International Trade Committee's 2015 Trade Legislation and Policy Update
David Spooner of the Washington, D.C., office moderated the ABA's International Trade Committee's 2015 Trade Legislation and Policy Update panel on May 27. The panel was comprised of the top four international trade staff members of the U.S. Senate Finance and U.S. House Ways and Means committees. The event was organized by Christine Sohar Henter of the D.C. office and Christine introduced the panel. The panel was perfectly timed with the U.S. Senate's recent passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance Program legislation and many other pending trade bills (e.g., Renewal of the Preference Programs and new Customs Enforcement and Trade Facilitation) five days earlier, and the U.S. House of Representatives' plans to take up the trade legislation for a vote in two weeks. Given the revered speakers and timeliness of the event, attendees filled the ABA's D.C. conference room to capacity. The firm's International Trade Practice Group sponsored lunch.