Jackson Walker partner Arcie I. Jordan
spoke at the Export Education and Growth Program on February 17, 2010, and at the Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) Program on March 4, 2010. Both programs were held in Austin, Texas.
Export Education and Growth Program
Before an audience consisting of owners of small and medium-sized businesses, Ms. Jordan addressed the need for proper due diligence and compliance with U.S. export controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also shared insights and practice tips relating to sales contracts, foreign sales structuring options, and intellectual property protection in foreign jurisdictions. This was Ms. Jordan's third year to be a member of the faculty for the Export Education and Growth Program.
Certified Global Business Professionals Program
At the CGBP Program, Ms. Jordan addressed a broad spectrum of global trade issues during her two-hour presentation, including inter-related party transaction pricing, the creation of tax residency and permanent establishment under U.S. tax treaties with foreign countries, and foreign country labor & employment obligations arising in the context of foreign agency relationships. A substantial amount of time was also devoted to discussing the application of U.S. export controls, the concept of deemed exports, and the FCPA.
Ms. Jordan's practice encompasses international, transactional, transportation, trade, and immigration matters. Over the past 18 years, she has represented an array of manufacturers, service providers, carriers, and logistics companies regarding foreign investment, company formation and structuring, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, regulatory permitting and compliance, cross-border labor/employment, and immigration issues. Ms. Jordan received her B.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Jordan is also a graduate of the advanced studies program on Comparative U.S./Mexico Legal Systems sponsored by the law schools of the University of Monterrey and St. Mary's University.