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Hon. James Blanchard has dedicated his life to public service and law, serving with distinction as governor of the State of Michigan, ambassador to Canada and a member of the U.S Congress. During eight years as Michigan's chief executive (1983-91) Blanchard was named one of the best governors in America by U.S. News and World Report for returning the state to financial solvency and creating innovative new programs to meet the needs of its citizens. As ambassador (1993-96), Blanchard managed a broad range of issues between the U.S. and Canada, receiving the prestigious Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service for his work. In 1997, Blanchard authored Behind the Embassy Door--Canada, Clinton and Quebec, a book highlighting his experiences. Blanchard was an assistant attorney general of Michigan for five years and then served four terms as a member of Congress (1975-1983) leading the successful fight to save the Chrysler Corporation. Currently, he is co-chair of Government Affairs for the global law firm of DLA Piper and chairman of the Meridian International Center, a leading public diplomacy, non-profit center in Washington, D.C. He is also on the board of directors of several public and private organizations. Jim and Janet Blanchard reside in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Timothy E. Boyle is currently vice president and chief counsel--Competition and Trade Regulation at Eaton Corporation. Mr. Boyle handles antitrust and competition issues, export and import regulatory issues, and internal investigations for Eaton. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton manufactures electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution, and control; hydraulics components, systems, and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. Prior to joining Eaton in 2002, Mr. Boyle was a partner at Howrey LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for sixteen years. Mr. Boyle graduated, with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 1986.
Donald B. Cameron, Jr. is recognized with distinction in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2007), Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2005), and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (since 2006), and has more than three decades of experience representing multinational businesses, foreign governments, foreign trade associations, and United States importers in litigation under United States antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards law. He also advises clients from around the globe in international trade disputes and market access issues, and has particular experience defending clients in industry sectors that are politically sensitive. He regularly practices before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, he advises clients on World Trade Organization (WTO) proceedings and has participated in WTO Panel and Appellate Body proceedings on behalf of clients and their member governments. He has also defended clients in NAFTA Chapter 19 proceedings and has argued before NAFTA Panels. Mr. Cameron and his partner, Julie Mendoza, also advised the Government of Korea in the successful WTO challenges to the U.S. safeguard actions on line pipe and certain steel products (AB-2001-9 and AB-2003-3). As counsel for foreign manufacturers, Mr. Cameron has advised and assisted foreign governments in a variety of bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, most prominent being the steel Voluntary Restraint Arrangements negotiations, bilateral subsidies negotiations, and the OECD shipbuilding negotiations. Mr. Cameron received his J.D. (1974) from Vanderbilt University and B.A. (1971) from Kenyon College. He received his LL.M. (1975) from the Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Program on International Legal Cooperation in Brussels.
Chios Carmody has taught at The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law since 1999, where he teaches courses in public international law, international trade law, and international business transactions. He also serves as Canadian Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law & Justice, NYU Law School. He holds LL.B. (Ottawa), LL.M. (Michigan), and S.J.D. (Georgetown) degrees and is a member of the Bars of Ontario and New York.
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is counsel in the International Trade Law, the Business Law, the Tax Law, and the Environment, Energy & Emissions Trading Groups in Lang Michener's Toronto-office, which became McMillan on January 1, 2011. Her practice includes: international law, including World Trade Organization (WTO) and Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) analysis, interpretations, and opinions, government relations strategies, and dispute settlement, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) verifications, value for duty, tariff classification, import and export controls and sanctions, bilateral restraint agreements, bilateral investment treaties, textile references, international protection of intellectual property rights, antidumping and countervailing duties, safeguard actions, government procurement, investor-state disputes, the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act, border and national security, food and product safety, anti- corruption and anti-bribery, and compliance programs/codes of conduct. Cyndee also has expertise in commodity tax (i.e., goods and services tax (GST)), Ontario retail sales tax, Ontario employer health tax, Ontario land transfer tax, excise tax, gasoline and fuel taxes, and customs duties. Cyndee is known as an international lawyer who works closely with other lawyers, in-house counsel, international financial institutions, trade associations, non-governmental organizations, and governments.
David Crane is an award-winning Canadian writer on economic, political, and environmental issues. He is a member of the National Statistics Council, an advisory body to Statistics Canada, the President's International Advisory Council at the University of Toronto, the President's Advisory Council at Victoria University, and the Advisory Board of the Canada-United States Law Institute. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Mr. Crane has an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto and honorary doctorates from Wilfrid Laurier University and Victoria University (part of the University of Toronto). He was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian life and a Social Work Doctoral Award by the Social Work Doctors' Colloquium. He is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-term participants in the World Economic Forum. Author of several books, including The Next Canadian Century, The Canadian Dictionary of Business and Economics, and Controlling Interest, he is currently writing a book on bow Canada should position itself in the global economy.
Richard O. Cunningham is senior international trade partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where be is a member of the International Department. He has handled many of the major United States antidumping and countervailing duty cases of the last three decades, representing foreign respondents and United States petitioners with equal frequency. In addition to litigating cases, Mr. Cunningham regularly advises foreign exporters as to how they may reduce their vulnerability to United States import relief cases, and counsels foreign governments on how supports may be structured so as to comply with WTO rules and United States countervailing duty laws. He also represents clients in connection with proposed antidumping and countervailing duty legislation in the United States and in other countries, and in connection with the negotiation of international rules governing import relief proceedings. On behalf of both United States and foreign clients, Mr. Cunningham provides advice and advocacy with respect to international trade policy decisions by the United States and other governments. Such representations involve bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, market-access initiatives, legislation, and governmental policies in such Wade-related areas as intellectual property, government procurement, standards, export controls, taxation, and issues relating to trade in services.
Meera Fielding has been a research analyst at the Peterson Institute since 2008 and works with Senior Fellows Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Jeffrey J. Schott. Her areas of research include climate change and Wade issues, particularly in North America. She is co-authoring a book on NAFTA and climate change policy to be published in 2010. Her prior work at the Institute includes NAFTA and Climate Change: Legislate Nationally, Cooperate Regionally (paper presented at the C.D. Howe Institute, October 2009) and Setting the NAFTA Agenda on Climate Change (PILE Policy Brief 09-18, August 2009). She graduated summa cure laude from the College of William and Mary, where she majored in economics.
Kathryn Friedman serves as director of Law and Policy Research at the UB Regional Institute. In addition to publishing research on international law and governance related to the Canada-United States relationship, Friedman serves as direct program manager for the institute's Canada-United States research program, examining issues including border governance as foreign policy, comparative commercial and passenger flows across the northern border, and...