January 17, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Madison Club
Speakers: Sandi Siegel, Julie Pojar and Wendy Arends
Topic: Trade wars with the Trump Tariffs
Professionals on the front lines of the tariff war and a global building supply manufacturer will discuss the Trump Tarriffs and its impact on the construction industry.
- Be able to define tariffs.
- Understand why a country puts a tariff in place.
- Identify common attitudes toward tariffs.
Julie Pojar is the Manager of International Trade Compliance at Kohler Co. She is responsible for all aspects of regulatory trade compliance (Import and Export) for Kohler Co. including drafting corporate policy through implementing and monitoring program compliance for Kohler as well as advising subsidiary organizations. She is responsible for securing Kohler’s membership in CBP’s Importer Self-Assessment program and maintaining membership status, and the establishment and execution of two Foreign Trade Zones for Kohler Co. Additionally, she manages Kohler’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) membership. She received her BBA in International Business from UW-Whitewater and her MBA, with an international emphasis, from UW-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker and a member of the US Department of Commerce Wisconsin District Export Council.
Sandi Siegel is the Executive Vice Presidentand Managing Director of M.E. Dey & Co. She oversees the Customs Brokerage, Compliance and Logistics Divisions and works closely with importers in managing their supply chain and import compliance programs. Sandi has over 35 years’ experience in International Banking, Trade Compliance. Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage. She is a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist and earned her BSBA from Cardinal Stritch University. She is active in the local trade community, a board member of the Madison Trade Association and regular speaker at local universities and trade associations. Her daughter Leah lives in Milwaukee and joined M.E. Dey’s Accounting Division in 2018 after graduating from UWM.
Wendy Arends is special counsel in the firm’s Madison office where she advises businesses, organizations and trade associations regarding their interactions with local, state and federal government. Her practice focuses on matters involving antitrust and consumer protection, health care, and international trade compliance. Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Wendy practiced for more than four years at a large national law firm in Washington, D.C. where she worked on a variety of complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
As a member of the Antitrust Practice Group, Wendy regularly helps clients with antitrust enforcement matters before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the various state attorneys general. She assisted with the federal health care antitrust litigation on behalf of the State of Idaho in the FTC and the State of Idaho v. St. Luke’s Health System, et al., a seminal case involving the interplay between the Affordable Care Act and the antitrust laws. Wendy also counsels clients on a variety of antitrust-related issues, including mergers and acquisitions between competitors, Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act compliance, territorial and price restrictions, product distribution, resale price maintenance, minimum advertised price agreements, exclusionary practices, and trade association activities.
This is a group-live program at the overview level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.
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