On September 30, 2010, Kelley Drye hosted a Customs and International Trade Bar Association panel discussion on the topic of U.S. Department of Commerce verifications. The distinguished guest speakers included The Honorable Donald C. Pogue, who has served as a Judge at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) since his appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1995. Judge Pogue will become Chief Judge of the CIT on November 1, 2010.
Partner Kathleen W. Cannon organized and moderated the panel discussion, which provided perspectives from the private bar and government attorneys in addition to the Court. The discussion focused on the procedures entailed in a Commerce verification process and legal issues arising from verification, particularly where fraud by the foreign producers subject to the verification occurs. This discussion seminar will serve as the basis of a broader CLE program that CITBA will sponsor in early 2011.