Third Annual Conference on Current Trends in International Trade


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. 

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8:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:30 The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership: Prospects and Challenges
Miguel E. Rodriguez, Bryan Cave LLPY.S. “Steve” Lee, Emory University School of LawJoseph Laroski, King & Spalding
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Issues in Taxation and Transfer Pricing
Ben Miller, Bennett Thrasher LLPGeorge Soba, Deloitte Tax LLPJames 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 LawRaj Bhala, University of Kansas Law School
1:45 – 3:15 E-Commerce and Cyber Security
Evan Yee-Fan Chuck, Bryan Cave LLPTodd R. Benson, United Parcel ServiceThe Cyber Security Aspects of E-CommerceSteven Simon, Mercer University
3:15 – 3:30 Break
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 IndustryAmab Nayak, Mercer UniversityInternational Trade Aspects of Drug Legalization on Producing CountriesAntonio SaraviaInternational Intellectual Property Protection for CosmeticsJoel C. Williams, Bryan Cave LLP