Jennifer Diaz is a Chambers ranked, Board Certified international attorney, author, public speaker, and is considered a leading expert in International Trade Law by The Florida Bar. She is the founder of Diaz Trade Law, the most diverse customs and international trade law firm in South Florida. Established in 2016, the woman-led, multi-lingual law firm specializes in import and export transactions, compliance with U.S. federal government agencies laws and regulations, and enforcement mitigation.

Mrs. Diaz is an expert in working with the many Federal agencies that regulate trade, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She handles issues relating to “pre-compliance” including ensuring compliance with federal government agencies prior to importation or exportation. She assists clients with intellectual property right (IPR) protection, including recordation with CBP of trademarks and copyrights registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Mrs. Diaz successfully assists clients in navigating and ensuring compliance with CBP laws and regulations. This includes proper assessment of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), compliant country of origin labeling, valuation and free trade agreement usage. She routinely requests Binding Rulings from CBP to assist her clients with all necessary pre-compliance needs to ensure the use and documentation of “reasonable care”.

She is passionate about assisting clients with successfully navigating CBP detentions, seizures, forfeitures, and mitigating of fines and penalties assessed by CBP. She has vast experience in assisting with responding to CBP Requests for Information (CBP Form 28), responding to Notices of Action (CBP Form 29), and submitting Protests to CBP. Mrs. Diaz frequently assists companies in applying for and being accepted into the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program, assisting with validations, as well as yearly updates and ongoing training. She ensures companies are in compliance with FDA by reviewing product labeling, assisting with registration and any necessary pre-market approval requirements for food, cosmetic, over the counter drug, dietary supplements, alcohol, tobacco and medical device products. She specializes in assisting in mitigating the impact of enforcement actions by federal government agencies. She successfully handles FDA detentions, refusals, voluntary recalls, removal from FDA’s import alert list, and responses to warning letters and FDA 483 inspection observations.

Beyond her legal practice, Diaz has been a champion of global organizations within her industry internationally as well as locally in  South Florida. Since 2006 her she has been committed to the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), a worldwide nonprofit organization that focuses fostering international trade and the advancement of women in business. Diaz served as the both the South Florida chapter President (2010-2011) and as the international President (2019-2020), overseeing over 20 chapters, with 3,000 members in eight countries across the globe, and leading capacity building workshops and conferences in Nairobi, Kenya and Tampa, Florida.

Named to the Super Lawyers List as a “Top International Attorney” since 2017, Diaz is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Law, the American Bar Association (ABA), and The Florida Bar, authoring numerous articles and chapters of leading books on import, export, customs laws and international trade. She is also the editor of the prominent “Customs & International Trade Law” blog, listed as a top web resource under the United States Library of Congress.

In 2020, she was named as a Chambers ranked top attorney for International Trade Law. Considered to be the most prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide, the Chambers USA guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States of America based on legal merit and reviews. Besides her legal counsel, Diaz regularly provides customized training and comprehensive programs on import and export compliance for small to mid-size enterprises and Fortune 500 companies globally.

Prior to starting Diaz Trade Law, Diaz was a partner at a leading South Florida law firm, serving as the practice leader of the Customs and International Trade group. She also served as an adjunct professor for Broward College from 2013-2017, creating the first international business law course for the new supply chain and logistics programs.

Diaz received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and Bachelors of Science from the University of Miami. She was a cohort participant in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Miami-Dade College, an internally-recognized top accelerator to advance small businesses and entrepreneurship globally.  She resides in Miami, Florida, with her two children (one, a fur child) and husband.

*Notable Client Accomplishments

Compliance Successes:

  • After successfully resolving a CBP seizure case, assisted a major electronic importer with developing a “pre-compliance” program reviewing intellectual property rights prior to importation and reporting the same to CBP proactively and thereby decreasing intensive examinations and detentions of merchandise by CBP.
  • Successfully assist an importer in having over $500,000 dollars’ worth of seized merchandise released by CBP via the claim and cost bond process within less than 20 days.
  • Successfully assist an importer in having over $500,000 dollars’ worth of detained merchandise released by CBP within 3 business days.
  • Successfully assist importers in recovering millions of dollars’ worth of seized merchandise from CBP annually.
  • Assisted importer in filing numerous successful Protests with CBP after receiving Requests for Information (CBP 28) and Notices of Action (CBP 29) from CBP for free trade agreement verification, resulting in continued duty free treatment of merchandise and refunds of overpayment of duties.
  • Assisted in applying for and getting approval from the FTZ Board and CBP for one of the first alternative site frameworks under Port Miami’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 281.
  • Successfully assist importers in filing perfected prior disclosures to CBP for underlying violations of CBP regulations resulting in the prior disclosure being accepted and no penalties being assessed.
  • Successfully assist in working with Panama and the USTR to change the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement to include duty free treatment for women’s guayaberas by Presidential Proclamation (original version only included men’s guayaberas limiting trade opportunities).
  • Successfully assist clients in settlement negotiations with USDA National Organic Program
  • Assist over a hundred and fifty importers in filing complaints in the Section 301 refund lawsuit demanding refunds for tariffs paid on China tariffs Lists 3 and 4A.
  • Successfully assist clients in protesting CBP liquidated entries for refunds of section 301 tariffs.
  • Assist clients in major voluntary product recalls with the FDA.
  • Assist client in navigating and participating in CBP’s Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) investigations.
  • Assist clients in being successfully removed from FDA Import Alerts.
  • Successfully assist client in the release of a million dollars in blocked funds, and in filing a voluntary self-disclosure with the Office of Foreign Assets Control resulting in no penalties assessed.
  • Obtained importer permits and COLA approvals for alcohol and tobacco importers with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
  • Successfully assist importers in CTPAT applications, yearly updates and training programs.
  • Assist companies with specific internal compliance training programs.

Enforcement Successes:

Successfully mitigated penalties from CBP for an underlying intellectual property rights violation. Examples:

  • Mitigated a $4,147,823.00 penalty down to $4,000.00.
  • Mitigated a $395,225.00 penalty down to $37,320.00.
  • Mitigated a $297,000.00 penalty down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $206,160 penalty down to $20,616.90.
  • Mitigated a $146,976.00 penalty down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $136,037.00 penalty down to $13,603.70.
  • Mitigated a $100,170.00 penalty down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $65,000 penalty down to $6,500.
  • Mitigated a $76,274.00 penalty down to $15,255.00.
  • Mitigated a $39,000.00 penalty down to $3,900.00.

Successfully mitigated penalties from CBP for claims of negligence under 19 C.F.R. 1592. Examples:

  • Mitigated a $141,000.00 penalty for negligence down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $27,000.00 penalty for negligence down to $1,000.00.

Successfully assist international travelers with the return of legitimate currency seized by CBP upon entering the U.S. Examples:

  • $54,000.00 seized by CBP – $49,000.00 returned to our client.
  • $50,800.00 seized by CBP – $45,800.00 returned to our client.
  • $31,062.00 seized by CBP – $28,562.00 returned to our client.
  • $16,334.00 seized by CBP – $15,334.00 returned to our client.
  • $37,360.00 seized by CBP – $33,500.00 returned to our client.
  • $39,000.00 seized by CBP – $36,500.00 returned to our client.

Routinely assist importers in obtaining the expedited release of time sensitive merchandise detained by FDA.

Successfully assist in mitigating liquidated damages claims from FDA for failure to export or destroy refused merchandise under FDA and CBP regulations. Examples:

  • Mitigated a $100,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $8,000.00.
  • Mitigated a $68,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $630.00.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $189.00.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $845.03.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $893.03.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $1,800.00.
  • Mitigated a $50,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $2,000.00.
  • Mitigated a $35,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $0
  • Mitigated a $33,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $443.00.
  • Mitigated a $26,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $800.00.
  • Mitigated a $27,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $0.
  • Mitigated a $23,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $393.00.
  • Mitigated a $21,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $2,000.00.
  • Mitigated a $8,000.00 liquidated damages claim down to $500.00.

Successfully mitigate penalties issued by CBP to customs brokers for an alleged violation of 19 U.S.C. 1641. Examples:

  • Mitigated a $10,000.00 penalty down to $250.00.

Substantially mitigated penalties assessed from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for alleged violations of Cuban Embargo.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020-2021, Chambers & Partners Ranked in Global (2020-2022) and USA (2020-2021), International Trade: Customs
  • 2021, Legal Elite
  • 2017-2021, Super Lawyers List, “Top International Attorney”
  • 2012-2021, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017, Legal Luminary Finalist, “International” Category, Dade County Bar Association
  • 2012-2016, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List
  • 2015, “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2015, Winner of 2015 AXA Advisors Global Businesswomen of the Year Award
  • 2015, “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers,” Business & Commercial, Legal Leaders
  • 2014, “Outstanding Committee Outreach Award,” Young Interest Network (YIN) Co-Chair, American Bar Association
  • 2014, Woman of Outstanding Leadership, International Women’s Leadership Association (TheIWLA)
  • 2014, International Women’s Day Honoree, World Trade Center
  • 2013, Rising Star, Daily Business Review
  • 2013, Top Rated Lawyer in International Law & International Trade, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • 2012, “Outstanding 2012 Fall Meeting Program Award,” American Bar Association
  • 2012, Selected to Participate in Becker & Poliakoff’s Leadership Program
  • 2012, Becker & Poliakoff, “Community Service” Award
  • 2012, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, “Model Star” Award
  • 2011, OWIT International Member of the Year
  • 2011, OWIT International voted OWIT-South Florida Chapter of the Year under my Presidency
  • 2011, latinbiz Women of Virtue Award

Activities and Memberships

  • Chair, Beacon Council, Trade and Logistics Committee (2022-2023)
  • Co-Chair, Beacon Council, Trade and Logistics Committee (2021-2022)
  • Appointed to The Florida Bar’s International Law Certification Committee, 2019-2022 (Chair – 2021-2022, Vice Chair – 2020-2021), 2013-2016.
  • The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Board Member, 2021-2022. Government Affairs Committee 2012-2014, Customs Committee 2010-2014, Education Committee 2009-2014, Membership Committee, 2006-2008.
  • Entrepreneurs Organization, 2021-2022, Accelerator Program, 2021.
  • Florida Legal Network, Events Chair, 2019-2021, Education Chair, 2016-2018.
  • DEC South Florida, Board Member, 2020-2023.
  • Member of the Global Chamber, 2021.
  • Member of MSI (2021-2022).
  • Member of Trade Support Network (2021).
  • Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Graduate, 2020.
  • Organization of Women in International Trade – International, Past President 2020-2021, President 2018-2019, EVP 2016-2017, VP 2015-2016, VP Strategy, 2014-2015.
  • Organization of Women in International Trade – South Florida, Immediate Past President/Chairman of the Board and OWIT International Representative 2012-2014, President 2010-2011, Treasurer 2007-2009, Board of Directors 2006-2021.
  • NCBFAA, NEI, Professional Member, 2016-2021.
  • Co-Founder, Mastermind 2.0, 2018.
  • GTLA, Beacon Council, Advisory Board Member, 2017.
  • Appointed to American Bar Association, International Section, Young Lawyers Network, Senior Advisor 2017-2018, Past Chair, 2014-2015, Co-Chair, 2012-2014, Vice-Chair, 2010-2012.
  • Nova Southeastern University, Miami Alumni Chapter, Vice-Chair, 2017.
  • Elected to Miami Council for International Visitors’ Board of Directors, 2012-2014.
  • Appointed to American Bar Association, International Section, Technology Deputy Officer, 2014-2015.
  • Appointed to American Bar Association, International Section, International Trade Committee, Vice Chair, 2012-2015, Steering Group, 2010-2012.
  • Appointed to American Bar Association, Liaison, Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), 2013-2015.
  • Appointed to American Bar Association, International Section, Customs Committee, Vice Chair, 2014-2015, Steering Group, 2010-2012.
  • Elected to Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Board of Directors as Marketing and Networking Co-Chair, 2012-2013.
  • Appointed by Mayor Matti Bower to the City of Miami Beach’s Sister Cities,

2012-2013.

  • Florida Bar, International Law Section, Meetings Co-Chair, 2011-2012.
  • Cuban Hebrew Congregation, Vice President 2012-2014, Board of Directors.
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami Graduate, 2010.
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Leadership Development Institute (LDI) Graduate.

Press

Articles and Publications

 

Presentations

  • Webinar, SBDC, Tips for Importing into the U.S., February 14, 2023
  • Houston, TX, Deleon Conference, Successfully Navigating the CBP Detention and FP&F Process, February 9, 2023
  • Houston, TX, Deleon Conference, Successfully Navigating the CBP Detention and FP&F Process, February 9, 2023
  • Americas Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Russell Bedford International, Current International Trade Challenges from a U.S. Perspective, January 20-21, 2022
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, Importing Due Diligence (Manifest Confidentiality/ACE), December 8, 2022
  • Doral, FL, World Trade Center, Importing 101 – Back to the Basics, November 15, 2022
  • Port Miami, Beacon Council, Trade and Logistics Update, November 10, 2022
  • Miami Beach Convention Center, Air Cargo Show, “Women in Logistics,” November 9, 2022
  • Webinar, ProChile, Importing Food into the U.S. Complying with CBP and FDA, November 8, 2022
  • North Miami, FL, FIU, Import/Export/CAFTA, October 31, 2022
  • Aventura, FL, FLN, Chapter Speaker, October 28, 2022
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, Medical Device Registration, October 26, 2022
  • Washington DC, MSI International Conference, International Trade Challenges Roundtable, October 23/24
  • FITCE, Importing into the U.S. with CBP, FDA, CPSC, and USDA, October 19, 2022
  • Webinar, FCBF, IPR, October 12, 2022
  • Webinar, FCBF, CPSC, October 7, 2022
  • Podcast, Share Your Voice, Behind the Scenes of DTL, October 4, 2022
  • Miami, Fl, OWIT South Florida, International Business Roundtable Breakfast with Canada and Mexico Consuls, September 20, 2022
  • Doral, Florida, World Trade Center, Food and Beverage Show, “Detentions, Warning Letters, and Import Alerts: How to Navigate FDA Enforcement,” September 12, 2022
  • Webinar, NCBFAA, Intellectual Property Rights: A View From East Asia, September 8, 2022
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, EEI/Export Trade Date/ Export Seizures Penalties/ VSD Census, August 18, 2022
  • Chicago, NCBFAA NEI, GTEC, Best Practices for Export Compliance, August 2, 2022
  • Podcast, Simply Trade, “Basics of AD/CVD,” July 29, 2022
  • Mexico City, World Trade Center, “How to Import/Export to the United States Using Florida as Your Point of Entry”, June 22, 2022
  • Webinar, OWIT International, “Stories from The Trenches: Women Who Lead in International Trade”, June 22, 2022
  • Webinar, NCBFAA, “Detentions and Seizures: How to Navigate These Enforcement Waters”, June 21, 2022
  • Global Chamber Clubhouse, “Women in Global Leadership”, May 24, 2022
  • Beacon Council, Trade & Logistics Committee Meeting, “Can Nearshoring Help Build Resilient Supply Chains?”, May 20, 2022
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, “Classification & Binding Rulings”, May 12, 2022
  • City of Miramar, Economic Development Week, “Miramar: Import and Export, Trade 101” May 9, 2022
  • Florida MBDA Export Academy, “Legal Considerations When Exporting to the U.S.”, May 10, 2022.
  • W Hotel Fort Lauderdale, AFI Convention, “Panel Discussion on Today’s Supply Chain/ Logistics Issues”, April 29, 2022
  • Webinar, Embassy of Georgia, “Importing Food and Beverages in compliance with U.S. FDA”, April 20, 2022
  • Webinar, NCBFAA, Prior Disclosure: CBP Changes You Should Care About, April 19, 2022
  • U.S. – Caribbean Business Conference 2022, Exporting Like a Pro, April 12, 2022.
  • FCBF Broker Preparation Course, 19 CFR 133 – Intellectual Property Rights, March 30, 2022.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, Gender and Trade, March 10, 2022
  • Webinar, Ocean Freight Forum, February 4, 2022.
  • Podcast, Gladys Mizrahi, January 13, 2022.
  • Clubhouse, Trailblazers in Trade, Update on Crypto and Trade, January 14, 2022.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, “IPR 101 – Intellectual Property Rights and Customs (Including an Update on the Amazon Registry) – Amazon Brand Registry,” December 15, 2021.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, “CTPAT 101 – CTPAT Program Overview (From Security Profile to Verification to Annual Update) – CBP – CTPAT Program: Is CTPAT a Right Fit?” December 3, 2021.
  • Broward County, FL, FITCE, How to Import into the US, November 18, 2021
  • Webinar, Enterprise Florida, “Building Your Export Compliance Plan”, November 15, 2021.
  • Broward County, Florida, DEC, Export Controls (Background and Scope of U.S. Export Controls, Export License Determination), November 9, 2021.
  • FLN, October 29, 2021.
  • Webinar, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), Festival of Inclusive Trade, October 28, 2021.
  • Webinar, Talent Development Network, Industry Week, “What is Trade & Logistics?”, October 25, 2021.
  • Webinar, MSI, Navigating Through Choppy Waters – How is International Trade been impacted by the current economic environment”? October 21, 2021.
  • Podcast, The Chemical Company, The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition, Antidumping/Countervailing Duties 101, September 27, 2021.
  • Webinar, Broward County, Office of Economic & Small Business Development, Export Ready Seminar, September 20, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, Crypto Trends in International Trade, September 17, 2021.
  • Podcast, The Chemical Company, The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition, Exporting 101, September 13, 2021.
  • Webinar, FCBF, “Intellectual Property Rights and Beyond: How to Navigate CBP’s IPR Enforcement and Work with Trademark Holders Effectively”, September 3, 2021.
  • Global Chamber, “Investing in Women, Technology and the Nearshoring of Global Supply Chains, with the Inter-American Development Bank,” September 2, 2021.
  • Logistics Careers Podcast Episode 1: Jen Diaz, September 2, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, Global Tribe, “On Women in Global Leadership: Obstacles and Opportunities,” August 31, 2021.
  • Webinar, Miami MBDA Export Center, “Navigating International Laws and Regulations,” August 26, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, Trailblazers in Trade, “Focus on Explosive Sales Growth,” August 20, 2021.
  • Doral, Florida, FCBF, “How to Successfully Import Food Products & Pass a FSVP Audit,” August 18, 2021.
  • Podcast, The Chemical Company, The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition, Importing 101, August 1, 2021.
  • Baltimore, MD, GTEC, “Update on CBP Enforcement Efforts: IPR, Section 301, 232, AD/CVD”, July 27, 2021.
  • Webinar, OWIT International, Blue Table Talks, July 23, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, “Frustrated with Current Pitfalls in Trade? Lets Talk Solutions,” July 23, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, “Careers in International Trade,” June 18, 2021.
  • Webinar, Beacon Council, Trade & Logistics Committee, Panelist “Leveraging the local Trade and Logistics Talent Pipeline,” May 10, 2021.
  • Webinar, UNBLINDED: Real Raw, Judge, May 5, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, Moderate “Importing 101” Lunch & Learn with Trailblazers and Special Guests, April 30, 2021.
  • Webinar, UCIPF, IPR Customs U.S. and China, April 27, 2021.
  • Clubhouse, “US Customs Detention Process – Uncensored,” March 12, 2021.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Law, “Forecasting the Next 4 Years of Biden on Trade,” 03/03/2021.
  • Clubhouse, “US Customs Enforcement Trends in 2021 – Uncensored,” February 19, 2021.
  • Webinar, Purpusly, “Top 10 Tips When Importing Food Products into the U.S.,” February 18, 2021.
  • Webinar, Reedtech, “How Import Compliance Ties into FDA Compliance: Your Checklist to Prepare for 2021,” December 9, 2020.
  • Webinar, FCBF, Intellectual Property Rights with DTL: A Practical Approach, October 30, 2020.
  • Webinar, NCBFAA, GTEC, ”Forced Labor Enforcement and TFTEA: Enforcement is Here; How Does COVID-19 Play Into It?“, Forced Labor, August 11, 2020.
  • Webinar, FDANews, Top CBP and FDA Enforcement Issues for Imports of FDA Regulated Products, February 25, 2020.
  • Miami, FL, MDC Night, Anchoring Trade Within South Florida, January 30, 2020.
  • Webinar, Global Training Center, “20/20 Focus on Trade,” “Focus on 301 Tariffs,” January 15, 2020.
  • Webinar, The Florida Women’s Business Center, Global Connect, The Top 10 Tips When Importing into the U.S., December 3, 2019.
  • Miami, FL, Global Ties, EU Program on Intellectual Property and Customs Management, November 21, 2019.
  • Twitter Chat, OWIT International, “Women’s Entrepreneurship,” November 20, 2019.
  • Miami, FL, “Lecture on International Trade Regulations for 2019 Cochran Fellowship Program on Supermarket and Retail Management from Paraguay,” Florida International University, November 12, 2019.
  • Miami, FL, FIU College of Law’s Business Law Society and International Law Students Association, “Hot Topics in International Trade,” October 31, 2019.
  • Tampa Bay, FL, Organize & Host & Moderate, OWITConTampaBay, October 24, 2019.
  • Youtube, Trade Squad, Leah Goold-Hawes (Long Beach, CA), Sarah Barnes-Humphrey (Canada) and Audrey Ross (Canada) talk about Hot Topics in Supply Chain and Trade! October 21, 2019.
  • Doral, FL, Africando, “Export Readiness: US Guidelines for Exporting to the US and Preparing Your Products for Distribution”, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, FITCE, Broward County Office of Economic Development, Introduction to Importing, October 10, 2019.
  • Miami, FL, Miami-Dade International Women Business Forum, Miami-Dade, Office of Economic Development & International Trade, October 8, 2019.
  • Doral, FL, FCBF – “CTPAT Update on Minimum Security Guidelines”, September 25, 2019.
  • Davie, FL, Panelist “Women in Law,” Nova Southeastern University, September 18, 2019.
  • Webinar, “OWIT Committees/Opportunities for Volunteering Webinar,” OWIT International, June 6, 2019.
  • Miami, FL – OWIT International / OWIT South Florida/ GMCC – Host and Moderate a Conversation with Ana Guevara, June 6, 2019.
  • Doral, FL, Update to CTPAT, Trade War, CBP Enforcement, CoolTec Training, May 17, 2019.
  • “The Complexities of International Trade Law,” Legal News & Review Radio Show, May 2, 2019.
  • Doral, FL, “CBP COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT”, DTC Seminar, April 17, 2019.
  • Update on Ad Valorem, Maersk Training, April 9, 2019.
  • Doral, FL, “CHINA TARIFFS/AD/CVD 101”, DTC Seminar, March 20, 2019
  • Webinar, “CBP Enforcement – A Primer on Liquidated Damages, Penalty’s, Detention & Seizures,” NCBFAA, March 14, 2019.
  • Miami, FL, “ABC’S OF PROTECTING YOUR BRAND”, DTC Seminar, February 20, 2019.
  • Las Vegas, NV, Air Cargo Conference, Women’s Networking Panelist, February 10, 2019.
  • Webinar, “OWIT International Benefits”, January 30, 2019.
  • Twitter Chat, “How women-led businesses can overcome the barriers of growing internationally,” FITT News, November 15, 2018.
  • Nairobi, Kenya, OWIT International World Conference, Host, Speaker, Moderator, October 24-27, 2018.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, FITCE, “Importing into the U.S.,” October 17, 2018.
  • Miami, FL, “Trade and Logistics solutions for Italian SMEs,” Italian American Chamber, October 11, 2018.
  • Nashville, TN, AWESOME CSCMP Mega Session: Global Volatility & Risk, Moderator, October 3, 2018.
  • Doral, FL, Africando, Top 10 Tips When Exporting, September 26, 2018
  • Miami, FL, Cochran Fellows “Exporting 101 & E-Commerce Best Practices,” Florida International University, September 7, 2018.
  • Dallas, TX, “Updates on TFTEA,” NCBFAA, GTEC, July 30-31, 2018
  • Webinar, “OWIT International Conference Update”, OWIT International, July 19, 2018.
  • Webinar, “FSMA Best Practices” Moderator, OWIT International, July 17, 2018.
  • Webinar, AudioEducator, Importing in Compliance with CBP, July 10, 2018.
  • Miami, FL, “Exporting 101 & E-Commerce Best Practices for the Agricultural Industry,” Florida International University, June 21, 2018.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, CSA 17th Executive Conference, Cuba Update, May 14-15, 2018.
  • Palm Springs, NCBFAA Conference, CTPAT Program Changes: Cyber Security.
  • Webinar, AudioEducator CLE, “U.S. FDA Requirements for Imported Food” April 25, 2018.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Consulting, Importing 201, April 10, 2018.
  • NEI Webinar, NCBFAA, Your Cheat Sheet to Comply with CBP’s Forced Labor Requirements, April 3, 2018.
  • Webinar, Diaz Trade Consulting, Importing 101, March 27, 2018.
  • Aloft Miami Brickell, MyLawCLE, President Trump’s Stance on Cuba, February 28, 2018.
  • InterContinental Miami, WMX Americas 2018, E-Commerce’s Disruption to Compliance, February 26, 2018.
  • Webinar, U.S. FDA Requirements for Imported Cosmetics, Audio Educator, January 31, 2018.
  • Webinar, “What Can OWIT Do For YOU?,” NASBITE, January 29, 2018.
  • North Miami, FL, OWIT South Florida, January 26, 2018.
  • Miami Beach, FL, “Do You Know Your Rights (and Your Clients’ Rights) When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry?” AILA Luncheon, November 15, 2017.
  • Tampa, FL, 2017 X-Port Challenge, Judge, October 25, 2017.
  • Miami, FL, 35th Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek), “Success Strategies Seminar: Expanding to Global Markets,” October 19, 2017.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, FITCE, “Importing into the U.S.,” October 17, 2017.
  • IACC seminar Trade and Logistics solutions for Italian SMEs, October 11- 2017 (5:00pm – 7:00 pm)
  • Houston, Texas, Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference, “Export Compliance”, September 22, 2017.
  • Santa Clara, CA, Women in International Trade-Northern California (WIT-NC) and Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce (SCCoC), International Business Connection, September 14, 2017.
  • Long Beach, CA, NCBFAA GTEC, Tariff Engineering / How to do it Correctly, August 7, 2017
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, “Free Trade Agreements,” SBDC, August 3, 2017.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, “Legal/IPR Issues” SBDC, August 1, 2017.
  • Webinar, OWIT International, Moderator: Supply Chain Trends of 2017, July 26, 2017.
  • Webinar, Audio Educator, CLE, “Importing into the United States in Compliance with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP),” July 21, 2017
  • Miami, Florida, Moderator – “The Making of Global Cities: Can Miami Follow a Bold Strategy?”, OWIT-South Florida, June 22, 2017
  • Palm Beach Bar, myLawCLE, 31,560 Shipments Seized by CBP in 2016 For ONE Reason: A Primer on IPR Seizures, May 24, 2017
  • Miami, FL, Miami Free Zone, “FDA FSMA Compliance Seminar for Importers,” Diaz Trade Law, May 18, 2017.
  • Aventura, FL, FLN, “What are CBP Seizures & Why is Pre-Compliance Important?,” May 16, 2017
  • Miami, FL, Miami Free Zone, “ABC’s of AD/CVD & CBP Enforcement,” Diaz Trade Law, May 10, 2017.
  • Miami, FL, Going Global, Miami Dade Office of Economic Development & International Trade, May 9, 2017
  • Doral, FL, World Trade Month, Doral Business Counsel, May 9, 2017
  • Webinar, NCBFAA, Properly Handling a CBP Form 28, November 10, 2016.
  • Miami, FL, Pro Chile, Intro to Importing for the Forestry Industry / Lacey Act Focus, Oct 24-25, 2016.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, FITCE, “Importing into the U.S.,” October 19, 2016
  • Miami, FL, Mexican Chamber, “Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-border E-Commerce,” September 8, 2016.
  • Miami, FL, “Doing Business in Cuba,” Caribtrans, August 25, 2016
  • Atlanta, GA, “Cuba Trade Opportunities: What You Should Know,” GTEC, NCBFAA, August 9, 2016.
  • Miami, FL, “Cochran Program for Dominican Republic and Mexico,” Florida International University, August 2, 2016.
  • Cocoa Beach, FL, “Laws Regarding Commerce with Cuba,” Caribbean Shipping Association, May 16-18, 2016
  • Webinar, “Mitigating FDA, Customs Enforcement Actions for Imported Goods Best Practices for Importing Medical Products, Foods & Cosmetics,” FDANews, May 10, 2016.
  • Puerto Rico, “Commerce with Cuba: An update on U.S. Laws”, MYCLE, April 29, 2016
  • ABA, SIL, Spring Meeting, NY, “Cuba, Cuba, Cuba?”, April 12-16, 2016
  • Miami Beach, Florida, “How to Effectively Resolve Typical U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Issues for Medical Devices and Streamline the Import Process” FIME International Medical Expo – Miami Beach Convention Center, August 5, 2015.
  • Broward County, Florida, Urban Land Institute, Cuba – Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities for South Florida, April 29, 2015.
  • Washington DC, The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Annual Conference, “Moving Food Commodities Across National Borders: Compliance, Tips, and Strategies,” April 21, 2015.
  • Washington DC, The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference, “International Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives,” December 8, 2014.
  • Washington DC, U.S. Department of Commerce’s SABIT Program and Office of South Asia Webinar for Pakistan’s Surgical Instruments industry entitled:  “How to Import your Medical Devices in Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” October 21, 2014.
  • Miami, Florida, Caribbean Trade Center, Caribbean/Latin American Tourism, Trade and Investment Conference, March 20, 2014
  • Miami, Florida, National NAWBO Women’s Business Conference, “A World of Difference: What To Do Once The Door Is Opened”, October 3, 2013.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “Legal/IPR Issues,” 2013 International Trade Certification Program of the Small Business Development Center, October 1 2013.
  • Washington D.C., American Conference Institute’s 8th National Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement, “BROKER SELECTION & MANAGEMENT-Lessons Learned for Vetting and Managing Brokers in the U.S. and Abroad: How Much Due Diligence is Required to Minimize Liability Risks and Detect Warning Signs,” June 11, 2013.
  • Miami, Florida, Miami International University of Art & Design, What Future Manufacturer’s of Apparel Need to Know About Importing, May 30, 2013
  • Tampa, Florida, “Free Trade Agreements,” International Trade Certification Program of the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, May 16, 2013.
  • Washington DC, American Bar Association, International Law Section, Spring Meeting, Moderate “The Roadmap to China – Navigating, Protecting, and Enforcing your IPR in the U.S. and China,” April 24, 2013.
  • Miami, Florida, “Trade Preference & Free Trade Documents,” Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (FCBF) Legal Seminar Series, April 17, 2013.
  • Miami, Florida, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Moderate “Free Trade – Advancing Prosperity and Global Business Opportunities with Present and Future Trade Partnerships” panel, April 10, 2013.
  • Tampa, Florida, Expedite Your International Expansion Strategy, Presented by UPS, March 27, 2013.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013 Global Clinical Sourcing Summit, “Update on Current Import and Export Controls — Strategies to Reduce Risk and Minimize Fines,“ March 4, 2013.
  • Miami, Florida, “FDA Documents,” Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (FCBF) Legal Seminar Series, February 20, 2013.
  • Miami, Florida, “Women in Transportation,” Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, February 14, 2013.
  • Bogota, Colombia, Enterprise Florida Trade Mission with the Governor, “Top 10 Tips for Compliance When Exporting to the U.S.,” December 2, 2012.
  • Washington DC, CHLI Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Trade & International Affairs Symposium, “Trade – Challenges and Opportunities,” October 1, 2012.
  • Miami, Florida, Daily Business Review, Corporate Counsel Summit September 7, 2012.
  • Miami Beach, Florida, FIME, “How to Effectively Resolve Typical U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CBP Issues for Medical Devices,” August 8, 2012.
  • Washington, DC, “Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) on Surgical Instruments from Pakistan,” Department of Commerce, March 1, 2012.
  • Tampa, Florida, “Complying with U.S. Export Controls, Fundamentals of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR),” Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service, March 22, 2011.
  • Miramar, Florida, “Health, Wealth and Entrepreneurship Women’s Conference 2011,” Entrepreneurship Track, Ana G. Méndez University System, March 10, 2011.
  • Miami, Florida, “Importing into the United States for International Trade Professionals,” Becker & Poliakoff and the Jay Malina International Trade Consortium (ITC), March 25, 2010.
  • Miami Beach, Florida, IFE Americas – 10th Americas Food and Beverage Show, FDA & You: Food Importing seminar Regulations (Focus: Organics), October 29, 2007.
  • Orlando, Florida, “FDA AND YOUR FOOD SAFETY, Best Practices for Importing Food, Dietary Supplements, and Medical Devices,” Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (FCBF), September 11, 2007.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “FDA AND YOUR FOOD SAFETY, Best Practices for Importing Food, Dietary Supplements, and Medical Devices,” Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (FCBF), August 22, 2007.
  • Boca Raton, Florida, “International Trade Agreements and Regulations,” Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah, April 18, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D.
  • University of Miami, B.A.