Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • Perry Bechky will speak about investor-state arbitration at the International Law Institute on May 30.
  • On June 29th, Michelle Turner Roberts will be a panelist on a SanctionsAlert.com webinar on Sanctions Essentials: OFAC License Applications. 
  • Perry Bechky will speak about the duties of international arbitrators at an international conference on the rights, duties, and powers of arbitrators.  The conference will be held at American University on September 19th.  More information is available here.
Perry Bechky will speak about investor-state arbitration at the International Law Institute on May 30.


  • Bruce Zagaris authors aritlce "Trump yet to play his cards: What Next for FATCA Agreements and Transparency in the US," which appears in the current issue of the STEP Journal. Read the article here.
  • On April 26, 2017, Bruce Zagaris authored an article for Cayman Financial Review "U.S. suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas creates opportunities to attract high-tech businesses to the Caribbean: Barbados as a model." Read the article here.
  • On January 10, 2017, Bruce Zagaris' article "International Enforcement Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: A Search for a Better Architectural Framework” was published in Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base, Vol. V, No. 3 (December 2016). Read the article here.
  • The STEP Journal (July 2016, Volume 24/Issue 6) published an article by Bruce Zagaris on what the new US Treasury final rules on customer due diligence mean for US financial institutions. Read the article here.
  • On July 20, 2016, Bruce Zagaris authored a Commentary: US Congress reconsiders strategic importance of partnership with the Caribbean, which appeared in caribbeannewsnow.com
  • Michelle Turner Roberts and Bruce Zagaris author paper on the recent easing of sanctions on Cuba.
  • On November 16, 2015, Tax Notes International published an op ed piece by Bruce Zagaris, "Raising Revenue on the Backs of Carribean Jurisdictions."  
  • Bruce Zagaris has co-authored a new book titled, Business Ethics: A Guide to Surviving Storms, Challenges, and Ethical Risks (and in Spanish: Ética empresarial: Una perspectiva global).
  • Cambridge University Press has published the second edition of  Bruce Zagaris's book, International White Collar Crime (Aug. 2015). In addition to updated chapters, the book includes two new chapters on international environmental law and international securities enforcement. More information can be found here.
  • Babak Hoghooghi,  Ben Flowe, and Dan Fisher-Owens author a paper on the state of U.S. sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the P5+1 Agreement and the permissible scope of activities by U.S. Persons. 
  • Bruce Zagaris has co-authored  Business Ethics: A Guide to Surviving Storms, Challenges, and Ethical Risks.  The publisher is now accepting pre-orders here.  
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's periodical USA Country Report for March 2015 appeared in the major German law journal Kommunikation & Recht on page 174. The report covers the CDA, online and offline freedom of speech, privacy, advertising, spam, and the new Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices. 
  • Bruce Zagaris co-authored an article, "Sorting Through the Confusion," on the difficulties of coping with the proliferation of new anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws, which appeared in Inside Supply Management.  
  • BusinessBarbados publishes Bruce Zagaris' article "US-Cuba Opening:  Are There Opportunities for Barbados?"  
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's periodical USA Country Report for July 2014 appeared in the major German law journal Kommunikation & Recht on page 496. The report covers developments in media, intellectual property, defamation and privacy law and terms and conditions for websites.
  • Bruce Zagaris authors report on International Asset Forfeiture and Recovering Proceeds from Illegal Elephant Poaching.
  • John Ordway, Sourcing Product Overseas for Sale to the U.S. Government:  Selected Fundamental Considerations, Navigating the Government Contracts Process:  Leading Lawyers on Examining Recent Trends in Government Contracting and Understanding Their Affect on Clients (Astapore Books 2010 Ed). 
  • John Ordway, The U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations:  A Hazard for the Uninitiated in the Private Spaceflight and Space Tourism Industries; 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India; September 2007.
  • John Ordway, Demystifying the ITAR in International Space Cooperation (with Karl Abendschein and Corinne Contant Jorgenson); 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain; September 2006.
  • John Ordway, The Intersection of U.S. Export Controls and International Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association International Section Spring Meeting, April 2006.
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's copyright analysis of the recent Google Books digitalization decisions appeared in Kommunikation & Recht, Frankfurt,Germany, with the title Licht in der Grauzone: Google Books, January 2014, p. 15.

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  • Current career information
  • Perry Bechky joins Berliner Corcoran & Rowe as a Partner
  • On May 25, 2016, Bruce Zagaris arreared on an RSI (Swiss) News in a segment on the rise of South Dakota Trusts. Watch the video here
  • On May 23, 2016, Michelle Turner Roberts spoke on Identifying the Benefits and Pitfalls of U.S./Cuba Expanded Trade.
  • Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on Deemed Exports at ACI's EAR Boot Camp in Chicago, IL, May 23-25, 2016.  
  • On May 11, Dan Fisher-Owens was a speaker at a WIT-NC event called, Cloud Computing in a Complex Regulatory Environment. 
  • On May 8, 2016, Bruce Zagaris was quoted in a legnthy Financial Times article, "US Tax Havens: the New Switzerland." Read the article here.  
  • On March 31, Bruce Zagaris gave a presentation at the OAS Permanent Council on unfair trade in international financial services.
  • Bruce Zagaris was quoted in an Associated Press article by Emily Schmall titled "What is ‘affluenza’ teen’s Mexico legal strategy?" which was published in the Austin American- Statesman in English and in Hoy Los Angeles in Spanish.
  • Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on Cloud Computing, alongside compliance personnel from Microsoft, Google, and Apple at ACI’s Industry Forum on Encryption, Cloud & Cybersecurity Controls, March 30-31, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.  Please contact Dan for information about "friend of the speaker" discounts.
  • On March 9, 2016 John Ordway moderated a panel at SATELLITE 2016:  "The Regulatory Burdens of Export Controls on Commercial Space." 
  • On February 2, 2016, Michelle Turner Roberts spoke on recent developments in U.S. economic sanctions at the American Bar Association Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee's Year in Review event
  • On January 27th at 12:00 EST, Babak Hoghooghi was a featured speaker on a SanctionsAlert webinar on Iran Sanctions: Expert Briefing on Risk, Compliance, and What the Future Holds. 
  • In December, Partner Clemens Kochinke lectured Cybersecurity graduate students at Marymount University's School of Businesson domestic and international drone law.
  • On November 17, 2015, Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on export controls for unmanned aerial systems at Drone World Expo in San Jose, California at the San Jose Convention Center.  See http://www.droneworldexpo.com/ for more information and see the slide deck of his presentation here
  • On November 6, 2015, Antiguan Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders quoted Bruce Zagaris in a Carribeannewsnow.com article, "Commentary: In face of 'tax haven' attack, CARICOM must unite."
  • On Monday, November 2, Bruce Zagaris was quoted in a tax media article about Washington, DC repealing its tax haven list. 
  • On Tuesday, October 6, Dan Fisher-Owens moderated a panel at the 9th Annual CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference. 
  • Export Controls and Sanctions Practice wins 2015 "Boutique - Export Controls Law Firm of the Year in Washington DC, US" Award from Global Law Experts. More information can be found here.  

                  GLE AWARDS 2015 - Export Controls Law Firm of the Year

  • On Wednesday, September 9, Babak Hoghooghi was a featured speaker in a webcast about "Iranian Sanctions and the JCPOA: Updates in 2015 and Beyond." 
  • Bruce Zagaris was quoted several times in a July 8 Sputnik News article about Edward Snowden.
  • On June 24, 2015, Bruce Zagaris appeared on a podcast for the Association of Financial Crime Specialists. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Ambassador Philip S. Kaplan joins Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe as a partner. More information here.
  • On June 5, 2015, Bruce Zagaris appeared on Russia Today program Cross Talk entitled FIFA Coup? The video can be found here
  • Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on June 3-4, 2015, at the C5/ACI Singapore Summit on Export Controls on end-use and end-user screening, as well as on encryption controls. Please contact Dan for information about "friend-of-speaker" discounts.
  • Bruce Zagaris was heavily quoted in a May 28, 2015 Sputnik News article on the FIFA case.
  • On May 26, 2015, Bruce Zagaris will serve as a panelist on the "Tax It Like It Is" panel discussion on the Luxembourg and Swiss Leaks at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Registration information can be found here.
  • January 13, 2015 Politico article Quotes Zagaris Several Times on Microsoft Transfer Pricing Case.
  • Reuters quotes Zagaris on Trial for Claims against PLO. Click here to read more.
  • Italian ewspaper  L'epresso quotes Bruce Zagaris in January 10, 2015  article on Snowden Fugitivity/Asylum. 
  • Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP secures sweeping victory for client in $125 million dollar suit brought by the Federal Government.  Click here to read more.
  • Partner Bruce Zagaris is featured in the InFocus documentary on the U.S. immigration crisis.  Bruce appears in the documentary at 11:02, 16:30, and 19:40, which can be accessed here.
  • Ben Flowe spoke at, "Cloud Computing - Best Practices for Data Management," PLI Coping with Export Controls Conference, December 11-12, 2014, Washington DC
  • Clemens Kochinke's report co-written with German arbitration experts Claudia Krapfl and Stephan Wilske on current developments in U.S. arbitration appeared in the ZDAR law journal 2014/114, Bonn.
  • On October 29, 2014, partner Bruce Zagaris was quoted in a Bloomberg News article on the Bank Leumi criminal investigation. Click here to view the article.
  • Ben Flowe served as a Panelist on the “Sanctions and Reciprocal Sanctions: A New Reality” panel at Sochi Legal, September 20-21,2014,in Sochi, Russia.
  • Babak Hoghooghi and Melvin White strengthen as new partners the transactions and litigation capabilities of the law firm. Clemens Kochinke will be managing partner, beginning October 1, 2014.
  • On July 19, 2014, Peggy Lowe quoted partner Clemens Kochinke on NPR in "Deploying Drones to Get an Overview of Factory Farms." Click here to view the article.   
  • Francesco Furfaro, coming off a senior year internship at the Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, has joined Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P. as a legal assistant.  BCR looks forward to Francesco applying the experience he gained working in the Undersecretary’s Office, as well as his B.A. International Studies from the American University School of International Service, to assist the firm’s export control and sanctions practice.
  • On June 17-18, 2014, Bruce Zagaris participated in a workshop on June 17 and a conference on June 18 in Brisbane, Australia, on “Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20.” Sponsors are Transparency International and Griffith University.
  • Wayne Rush, Ben Flowe, and Daniel Fisher-Owens are featured in an article from the WorldECR. You can download a free copy here
  • Bruce Zagaris was extensively quoted in an article on May 21, 2014 in the Worldwide Tax Daily  on the Credit Suise Plea. Click here to view. 
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology quoted John Ordway in depth in its May 19, 2014 artciel "Win Some... New ITAR rules retain tight leash on commericial human spaceflight." Click here to view. 
  • On April 10, 2014, Laina Lopez will speak at "Special Morning Training for Diplomats and Consular Officers" on sovereign immunity law in the United States. The event is sponsored by the D.C. Consular Corps and will be held at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. from 8:30 a.m. until noon. 
  • John Ordway was featured on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on April 6th, speaking on the thriving Aerospace Industry. Click here to view
  • John Ordway is Program Chair and will moderate a panel on The Intersection of Realigned U.S. Export Controls and International Dispute Resolution at the American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring 2014 Meeting in New York City on April 3.
  • John Ordway spoke on April 1st on a panel at Space Tech Expo 2014, "Adapting to ITAR Reforms - What Are The Implications for Component Sales, Hosted Payloads, Crewed Vehicles and Satellites?" Other panel members include Mark Jaso, Senior Engineer, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Debra Facktor Lepore, Vice President and General Manager Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace. 
  • On March 2, 2014, Bruce Zagaris spoke at the FATCA seminar organized by the Barbados government with the participation of the US Treasury and IRS by telephone hook up. His remarks generated a few featured articles in the Barbados. 
  • Dan Fisher-Owens co-chaired and spoke on reexport controls at the one-day ACI EAR "Boot Camp," and will speak on commodity jurisdiction at the ACI ITAR "Boot Camp," which will be held consecutively in San Diego from February 26-28, 2014. Registration information at www.americanconference.com. ACI offers discounts for early registration, and you can also contact Dan for a speaker discount code.
  • On February 27, 2014 from 12:30 noon to 2:00 p.m., Bruce Zagaris spoke on Asylum in latin America & Snowden at D.C. Bar Conference Center. Click here for more information. 
  • On February 20, 2014, Mr. Zagaris spoke at Conrad Miami Hilton for the STEP Miami branch on "Information Exchange Between US and Latin America: What is really happening?"
  • On January 31, 2014, Bruce Zagaris gave interviews about the potential extradition request by the Italian government to the U.S. government in the wake of the decision by an appellate court in Italy in the Amanda Knox case. The media that cited him were CNN, ITV, The Washington Times (front page article), ABC NewsThe Guardian, the Mail Online, The New Republic, and Al Jazeera
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's copyright analysis of the recent Google Books digitalization decisions appeared in Kommunikation & Recht, Frankfurt,Germany, with the title Licht in der Grauzone: Google Books, January 2013, p. 15.

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