International Trade Issues in the 21st Century
Teleconference Series

Labor, Environment and the Global South in the 21st Century

Listen to a panel discussion on the increasing challenges in regulating environment, climate change, labor and sustainable development in Free Trade Agreements. Recording provides a survey of international framework agreements, the evolution of labor and environment chapters in free trade agreements, the concerns of developed and developing countries, the role of the multilateral trading system, and the challenges that lie ahead in regulating these issues. Listen to panel audio.

Recording date: March 6, 2014.

Moderator: Tania Garcia-Millan, United Nations ECLAC, Santiago, Chile


Perla Buenrostro, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, Mexico City, Mexico

Johan Lubbe, Littler Mendelson, New York, NY

Carolina Solano, VS&M Abogados, Bogota, Colombia

Mobility of Persons in 21st Century Trade Agreements

Panelists will discuss how the increasing mobility of business persons is being addressed through free trade agreements. Temporary entry of persons, visa issues, and immigration reform will also be discussed. Listen to panel audio.

Recording date: March 13, 2014.

Moderator: Solimar Santos, Bratter & Krieger, Miami, FL


Brian Johnson, Guerra & Johnson, San Diego, CA

Shin-I Lowe, Littler Mendelson, Miami, FL

Global Perspectives on Intellectual Property in the TransPacific Partnership Agreement

Panelists will discuss a 21st Century trade agreement that seeks to redefine the rules of the global trading system. This panel brings together experts from various countries who will discuss the intellectual property chapter in the TPP. Issues such as access to medicine, copyright, trademarks, internet service provider liability, among others, will be explored. Listen to panel audio

Recording date: March 20, 2014.

Moderator: Rebecca Chen, SUGIMURA International Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Palo Alto, CA


Miku Mehta, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, Menlo Park, CA

Jonathan Rangel, Dumont Berman Bider & Co., Mexico City, Mexico

Tatsuya Sawada, SUGIMURA International Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Palo Alto, CA

The Effect of Bitcoin and Modern Currency Technologies on Homeland Security

Panelists will discuss the challenges and threats of increasing use of Bitcoin and modern currency. Current and future regulations will be discussed. Listen to panel audio

Panel recorded March 26, 2014.

Moderator & Speaker:  David Husband, EPIC, Washington, DC


Juan Suarez, Coinbase, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Panel Series hosted by
: YLD International Law Committee in conjunction with
YLD Environment, Energy & Resources Committee
YLD Homeland Security and National Security Committee
YLD Immigration Law and Naturalization Committee
YLD Intellectual Property Committee
YLD Labor & Employment Committee
ABA Section of International Law Latin America & Caribbean Committee