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Southern California December Workshops - Presenter Abbreviated Bios


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Here are the abbreviated bios for all the presenters at the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service hosted engaging and interactive workshops in Los Angeles on December 4th or in San Diego on December 6th addressing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and related trade compliance requirements, responsibilities, roles, problems, exposure, liability and risk that organizations and individuals face. These hands-on, practical application, case study based workshops will much better prepare, educate and train you and your organization to deal with and be ready for a wide-range of real world situations, consequences and other adverse actions in the currently invigorated enforcement environment. The morning session focuses on Jurisdiction and Classification and the afternoon on Audits and Assessments. The day ends with a Networking Reception. For more details and online registration go to: Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 4th,; San Diego, Thursday, December 6th, If you have questions, for please contact: Los Angeles Workshops: Delia Valdivia, 310-235-7203 or; San Diego Workshops: Julie Osman, 858-467-7037 or

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Southern California December Workshops - Presenter Abbreviated Bios

  1. 1. Workshops for Export Compliance Professionals Los Angeles Area, December 4th, 2012 / San Diego Area, December 6th, 2012 Presenter Abbreviated Bios (As of 11/10/2012)Here is an alphabetical listing of presenters with an abbreviated bio on each.RAYMOND (RAY) O. AGHAIANPartner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLPRay Aghaian is in the Los Angeles office where he focuses on white collar criminal defenseand complex civil litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has not lost a trial verdictsubmitted to a judge or jury for deliberation. From January 2005 to January 2012, Mr.Aghaian served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the Department ofJustice, Central District of California, where he was a member of the Cyber & IntellectualProperty Crimes Section. Mr. Aghaian helped lead the Department’s efforts addressing anarray of white collar crimes including: bribery, copyright and trademark infringement, healthcare fraud, theft of trade secrets, cyber intrusion, mail, wire, and bank fraud, moneylaundering, tax evasion and mortgage fraud. Prior to his appointment as an AUSA, Mr.Aghaian was an intellectual property litigation associate at national law firms. His JurisDoctor Degree is from the University of California, Hastings College.JAMES (JIM) VAN EENENAAMDeputy Director, International Trade compliance, General AtomicsMr. Van Eenenaam manages the development, consistent implementation andadministration of all trade compliance programs to ensure the company effectively complieswith US and foreign trade regulations. He is also the President of Lighthouse InternationalTrade Consulting, LLC, a customs and international trade advisory business. Prior to hiscurrent positions, Jim held management positions for eight years with Ernst & Young LLP,PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG LLP in their international trade and customsconsulting practices. He also draws on his 10-year career with the US Department ofCommerce and US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. Mr. Van Eenenaamreceived his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and anundergraduate degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Hope College.He serves as an appointed member of the San Diego and Imperial Valley District ExportCouncil and is the immediate Past Chair of the District Export Council of SouthernCalifornia.ANTHONY HARDENBURGHVice President, Global Trade Content, Amber RoadAnthony brings over 12 years of international trade experience to Amber Road, where hemanages a global team of international trade professionals who monitor and maintain thecompany’s vast amount of trade compliance content. Prior to joining Amber Road, Anthonyserved as Vice President of Global Trade Content for JPMorgan Chase Vastera. During hissix years with the company he managed a global team of trade professionals responsiblefor supporting both its software and managed services operations. Previously, Anthonyserved as a Director for From2, a global trade management company located in Miami,Florida. Prior to From2, he was an International Trade Specialist for the US Department ofCommerce where he was responsible for counseling small- to medium-size organizationson exporting their goods and services around the world. Anthony has a bachelor’s degreein International Business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and aMaster’s in Business Administration from Marymount University. 1
  2. 2. JOHN R. LIEBMANCounsel, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLPMr. Liebman’s practice emphasizes commercial and defense sector export controls andregulatory compliance, including counseling and representation of companies inenforcement proceedings. He is co-author of United States (U.S.) Export Controls, now inits Sixth Edition. His clients include high-technology organizations, along with defensecontractors and subcontractors around the world. Mr. Liebman previously served inWashington, D.C. with the Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State(DOS). As a DOD contractor, he has presented education/training programs on exportcontrols to foreign government agencies and regularly appears internationally as anAmerican Conference Institute speaker. He is a past chair of the California State BarInternational Law Section and past member of the President’s Export CouncilSubcommittees on Encryption and Export Administration, and the Defense Trade AdvisoryGroup, DOS. He has been included among The Best Lawyers in America for a number ofyears and is a former U.S. Marine Corps officer.KEVIN LOMBARDOPartner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLPKevin Lombardo graduated, cum laude, from Loyola Law School in 2001. He is in the firmsgovernment contracts department and specializes in global trade regulations, includingmatters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export AdministrationRegulations, trade embargoes imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the ForeignCorrupt Practices Act, the regulations enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment Inthe United States, compliance with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorismprogram and the Anti-boycott Regulations. With regard to these diverse areas, Kevin hassignificant experience conducting audits, developing education and training programs,handling licensing issues, investigating and resolving alleged violations. Mr. Lombardocounsels clients on government contract compliance issues and has broad expertisemanaging internal investigations. He has consistently been recognized as a “SouthernCalifornia Rising Star” and was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal to the “2011 Top20 under 40” list of California lawyers.JOHN P. PRIECKOPresident and Managing Partner, Trade Compliance SolutionsTrade Compliance Solutions is a network of professionals assisting the trade compliancecommunity providing, evaluating and recommending seasoned resources to assist them incomplying with the letter & spirit of US Government (USG) laws & regulations. John has a15+ year career in trade compliance as Director of International Trade Compliance, SeniorEmpowered Official and also as the Vice President of Global Trade Compliance at J.P.Morgan Chase & Company. He has unique in-depth practical expertise & diverseexperience in the USG, industry, as a consultant and working with law firms dealing with allaspects of the global integrated supply chain. John is also an accomplished author of tradecompliance and related articles--a speaker at many conferences, seminars, workshops andother events. Among various affiliations he is a member of the International ComplianceProfessionals Association, Society for International Affairs and the Virginia/Washington DCDistrict Export Council. 2