Huntsville, Ala. – Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. was the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Export Control Update Conference hosted by the North Alabama International Trade Association (“NAITA”) in Huntsville, Alabama from October 15-16, 2012. Focusing on compliance challenges and export control reform, the two-day conference featured speakers from the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Defense, NASA, Customs and Border Protection, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Virginia Tech, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Alan F. Enslen, a shareholder at Maynard Cooper, helped organize the event and moderated several of the program’s panel discussions. The conference was attended by over one hundred representatives from companies engaged in the export of goods, services, and technology to overseas destinations.
NAITA is a non-profit organization based in Huntsville that is committed to increasing knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade in North Alabama. NAITA is a key regional resource for international trade development and promotes economic growth through international trade education, training, and networking. Maynard Cooper possesses a robust international trade legal practice and is proud to be a sustaining member of NAITA. The Firm’s International Trade Group advises and assists clients from both defense and non-defense sectors in complying with the laws and regulations applicable to their particular business objectives. The firm’s attorneys help clients navigate the full spectrum of international trade regulation and anti-corruption compliance- from pre-transaction due diligence and the design of comprehensive trade compliance plans, through product classification/jurisdiction, licensing, and technology exchanges, to audits, investigations, and defense of potential violations of applicable trade laws/regulations. In addition, several of the attorneys practicing in this group are current or former military officers or government attorneys, which brings a unique perspective and breadth of experience to clients in the defense industry.