In keeping with tradition, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Global Year-End Review of Import/Export & Trade Compliance Developments Conference to be held between December 4-7. The conference will provide valuable insights on the latest developments, challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing landscape of international trade.

We will kick off the conference with an in-person networking session and panel discussion on December 4 on the pressing topic of “Navigating Trade Compliance Amidst Geopolitical Disruptions to the Globalized Economy,” to set the stage for our substantive trade discussions later in the week.

The panel, followed immediately by a networking reception, will take place on MondayDecember 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm PT at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. The main conference sessions will then be held virtually on Tuesday, December 5, Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, comprised of three substantive sessions each day at 8:30 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm PT.

Don’t miss this opportunity and join our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world as they discuss and examine the major developments impacting international trade.

Visit our events page for more information and to register.


Mr. McKenzie's practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation, including: Export Controls, Economic Sanctions Regulation, Customs and Import Regulation Integrated Corporate Compliance and Anti-Corruption Compliance: Advisory and Investigations International commercial and technology development and transfer transactions Mr. McKenzie was articles editor at the Harvard Law Review from 1975-1976. Between college and law school Mr. McKenzie served in the Peace Corps in the northwestern mountains of Guatemala. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 1976. Since that time, he has worked in Baker & McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan, in addition to San Francisco. For the past 40 years, Mr. McKenzie has arranged and chaired the annual Baker McKenzie Import/Export Conference, the leading international trade regulation and compliance conference in the West Coast of the United States.


Alison Stafford Powell co-leads the Firm's West Coast Trade Compliance team. She has considerable experience counseling US and non-US companies on managing trade compliance in the areas of export controls, trade and financial sanctions and US anti-boycott laws. As a dual-qualified lawyer, she provides practical advice to help non-US companies reconcile US and foreign trade regulations and on the extra-territorial impact of US trade restrictions. Chambers USA quotes clients' praise for her being "extremely knowledgeable, responsive, commercially strong and understanding complex issues well." Legal 500 describes here as an "outstanding specialist." She has worked in the Firm's London, Washington, DC and Palo Alto offices since 1996.