Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series
This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with peers over breakfast.
January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
Location: The Donut Conspiracy
1971 East Beltline Ave NE #123
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Time: 7:30-9:00 AM
$20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member
$25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
January 31, 2018 (Round Table 4) Agenda:
7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
7:55-8:40 AM Introductions and Discussion Questions
8:40-8:50 AM Short Presentation by Facilitators
8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up
Facilitator: Amanda Osorio, Revision Legal
Amanda works at Revision Legal, PLLC; a young, tech-savvy Internet and IP Litigation firm. She has experience in intellectual property, international law, contracts, and internet law. Amanda has counseled and represented clients all over the world. Her practice includes managing and protecting copyright and trademark portfolios, licensing agreements and contracts, international intellectual property conflicts, internet law issues and litigation.
Amanda is fluent in Spanish and worked as an intern at a transactional law firm in Madrid, Spain. She was recently honored as one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Class of 2017. She serves on the board of the West Michigan World Trade Association and the Western Region Board of the Women Lawyer’s Association of Michigan.
When she is not working, Amanda spends her time renovating her turn-of the century fixer upper with her husband and playing with their rescue puppy, Poseidon.
Facilitator: Ryan McKnight, AvaSure
Ryan McKnight is a West Michigan native from Holland, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree, and studied International Relations with the James Madison College. Following graduation, Ryan returned to the Grand Rapids area in order to pursue a career in international and domestic transportation. In 2012, he received his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. In 2015, Ryan became licensed as a United States Customs Broker.
Since December of 2015, Ryan has served AvaSure focusing on the following:
*International Compliance, including: government export development, transportation management, and international legal research.
*Project Management, including: meeting facilitation, deliverable tracking, and technical support.
*In-House Legal Counsel, including: contract management, drafting and negotiation, outside counsel procurement, and legal support. (Legal support includes International Government Compliance, HIPAA, Healthcare, Patent and Trademark work.)
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys consulting for small businesses, participating in the MSU Alumni group and spending time with his wonderful wife who is expecting their first child. Ryan is also the current President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.Sponsored by
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