Third Annual CLE Conference on Current Trends in International Trade

Third Annual Conference on Current Trends in International Trade

September 22, 2015

Mercer Law School is a co-sponsor of the Third Annual “Conference on Current Trends in International Trade” on Thursday, Oct. 8. The 7-credit hour CLE will have noted experts covering many topics in international trade, including the trans-pacific trade partnership, issues in taxation and transfer pricing, international trade law, e-commerce and cyber security, and international issues regarding clinical trials, drug pricing, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia,Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics,Mercer University School of Law, Mercer University BB&T Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia. The conference will be held in Trustees Dining Room on Mercer University’s Atlanta Campus.

The registration fee for attorneys who register early is $145. On-site registration for attorneys is $175. 

Click here for additional information and to register.  


9:00 - 10:30
The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership: Prospects and Challenges
Miguel E. Rodriguez, Bryan Cave LLP
Y.S. "Steve" Lee, Emory University School of Law
Joseph Laroski, King & Spalding
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
Issues in Taxation and Transfer Pricing
Ben Miller, Bennett Thrasher LLP
George Soba, Deloitte Tax LLP
James C. Nobles, Jr., James Nobles LLC
12:15 - 1:45
Lunch (included in registration fee) and Keynote Address
Enduring Themes and Radical Transformations in International Trade Law
Raj Bhala, University of Kansas Law School
1:45 - 3:15
E-Commerce and Cyber Security
Evan Yee-Fan Chuck, Bryan Cave LLP
Todd R. Benson, United Parcel Service
The Cyber Security Aspects of E-Commerce
Steven Simon, Mercer University
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 5:00
Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, and the Cosmetic Industry
International Outsourcing of Clinical Trials and Its Effect on the Innovation and Pricing of Drugs in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry
Amab Nayak, Mercer University
International Trade Aspects of Drug Legalization on Producing Countries
Antonio Saravia
International Intellectual Property Protection for Cosmetics
Joel C. Williams, Bryan Cave LLP