Global Business Law Review Symposium: Trump Tariffs and Their Effects on Local Businesses

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law & The Global Business Law Review will be presenting a panel discussion on Trump Tariffs and Their Effects on Local Businesses on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm. Appetizers and refreshments to be served prior to the program.

The panel discussion will focus on the implications the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs and how this has changed Ohio-based corporations who have business relationships with China. Through the discussions, attendees will have a greater understanding of the legal implications of the new tariffs and how attorneys ‘fit’ within the new trade war.


Bernie Moreno, President
Bernie Moreno Companies
Ownum, Chair

Bernie Moreno’s distinguished career as a car dealership owner in Cleveland began in 2005 with the purchase of one small, underperforming Mercedes-Benz dealership on the city’s West Side. In just one year, the reborn North Olmsted dealership earned a coveted “Best of the Best” award from Mercedes-Benz and would go on to win that award for 10 consecutive years, something no other Mercedes-Benz dealer has done. Over the years, Moreno would grow his business from a single dealership into an impressive collection of luxury dealerships across several states, and would become the largest volume luxury dealer in the Midwest. In 2015, Bernie Moreno Companies made their first non-automotive acquisition,, Cleveland’s leading online printing and marketing company.

As Chair of the innovative blockchain business-based company, Ownum, Mr. Moreno helps government agencies achieve substantial efficiencies and build revenue opportunities.


Daniel Brady, Investment Portfolio Strategist
PNC Bank

Daniel Brady is an Investment Portfolio Strategist at PNC Bank.  He provides market analysis and uses models to maximize investment returns while minimizing risk.  In this role, he is familiar with tariffs’ effects on a number of key industries.


Robert M. Humphrey, Managing Partner
Cowden Humphrey

Firm co‐founder and head of Cowden Humphrey’s corporate and international practices, Bob Humphrey works with growing and ongoing businesses, typically as outside general counsel. Along with providing the legal services needed to establish and effectively run a business, he advises owners and managers on strategic issues such as growth, financing and acquisitions as well as on uncovering opportunities in routine transactions and unanticipated events.

Humphrey's international experience includes helping clients establish overseas offices and manufacturing facilities; negotiate import and export sales, distribution and manufacturing agreements; secure financing for overseas operations from international development organizations, the United States government and local sources; and negotiate joint and other ventures.


Jon P. Yormick, Managing Attorney
Jon P. Yormick Company, LPA

Jon P. Yormick is an experienced international business and trade attorney, practicing for more than 25 years.  In his Customs & International Trade practice, Mr. Yormick represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and with colleagues in Mexico, the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) on import and export laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He has represented clients in the advanced manufacturing; advanced materials; aerospace and defense; automotive; distribution; electronics; energy; medical device; oil/gas; optics, photonics and imaging (OPI); steel and specialty metals; textiles and apparel; and transportation/logistics sectors.


CLE Credit: 1.0 hour pending

CLE credit: 1.0 hour pending

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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