Lars-Erik A. Hjelm


Articles:

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
    Ambassador Daniel F. Feldman and Lars-Erik A. Hjelm of Akin Gump have moved between government service and private practice in their careers. Their deep, broad and global experience in international trade, customs law and policy, corporate social responsibility, security and other areas inform the counsel they provide to clients on issues related to global...
  • SEC's Proposed "Conflict Minerals" Rules
    Monday, January 31, 2011
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed significant new reporting and supply-chain due diligence requirements relating to the use of so-called "conflict minerals." The new requirements are sweeping and, according to SEC estimates, would impact nearly 6,000 international trading companies, including manufacturers (and, in some cases,...
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2010
    On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Financial Reform Act). Among the many provisions of this vast legislation was one requiring corporations to report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whether their manufactured goods contain "conflict minerals" mined in...
  • Friday, July 1, 2005
    In the aftermath of September 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) responded quickly by initiating a joint government-private sector partnership called the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). As is well-known, C-TPAT is a program designed to enlist the international trade community in securing the supply chains through which...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    In-house counsel and import and export compliance managers may not spend much time reflecting on the importance of a recent Supreme Court decision addressing a drug seizure in Southern California.