Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Adrienne Braumiller

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Practice Areas

International Trade Law, Customs, Free Trade Agreements, Export Control, International Traffic in Arms, Sanctions, Foreign Trade Regulations, NAFTA verifications, Customs Focused Assessments and Quick Response Audits, Due Diligence Reviews.

Professional Memberships

Adrienne has held numerous leadership roles over the years, including serving as the President of the Organization of Women in International Trade at both the local and national levels. She has also held pivotal roles on various international and Customs law committees within local, state and national bar associations. Currently, she is the firm’s representative to the Association of Trade Compliance Professionals (ATCP), as Braumiller Law Group is one of the only law firms in the country selected to co-sponsor ATCP’s various activities. She is also a member of the following organizations: Association of European Attorneys (AEA), American Association of Importers and Exporters (AAEI), American Bar Association (ABA), Dallas Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR), Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA), the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).

Career

Adrienne Braumiller is the founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC and an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance.

She has been involved in every aspect of import and export compliance, from developing compliance programs to conducting audits and assessments, representing clients who are under investigation, preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses, analyzing whether specific transactions should be pursued, providing tailored training on specific import/export topics, addressing penalty assessments, and serving as an expert witness in a number of trade cases.

Adrienne currently serves on the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC), one of seven Technical Advisory Committees that works closely with the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). She was originally appointed in 2012 by Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Bank. The committee functions solely as an advisory body and reports to the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, BIS, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, Adrienne works with the committee to provide guidance on the development and revision of the Export Administration Regulations as part of the on-going Export Reform effort. For more information on the (RPTAC): http://tac.bis.doc.gov/rpchart.htm

In January 2007 and again in December 2008, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, Jr., and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff appointed Adrienne to serve two consecutive two-year terms on the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC). As the only attorney of a private law firm participating on COAC, Adrienne served as one of several members representing the interests of importers and their agents. During her term, she assisted with critical topics related to trade facilitation and security, including program initiatives and legislative mandates.

In addition, Adrienne has made presentations as a distinguished lecturer for such groups as the American Association of Exporters and Importers, the International Compliance Professionals Association, the American Conference Institute, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Department of Energy’s International Non-proliferation Export Control Program (INECP), which hosts industry/government seminars on strategic trade management in various countries around the world.

Publications

•Chambers Global Practice Guides - International Trade 2018

•Lexology: To Disclose or Not to Disclose - That is the Question! (February 2018)

•Lexology: Does the TFTEA’s Section 116 Create a Conflict of Interest for Customs Brokers? (November 2017)

•Lexology: The Broad Reach of CIT’s Jurisdiction Provides Brokers with an Avenue of Relief Against Bad Actors (November 2017)

•Lexology: The Importance of Effective Internal Controls - Learning from Hobby Lobby’s Mistakes (August 2017)

•Lexology: Expanded Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea - A Summary (August 2017)

•Lexology: “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” - How Trade with China Can Lead to Significant Penalties (August 2017)

•Lexology: Was Your Post-Importation Preference Claim Rejected? (June 2017)

•Lexology: Protectionism on the rise - What impacts for Business in the Asia-Pacific? Quarterly Research Report 2017-2 (May 2017)

•Lexology: Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties - Why Compliance is Mission Critical and Practical Pointers (April 2017)

•Lexology: Latest Customs Development in the U.S. Regarding the Enforce & Protect Act, Possible Audits and False Claims Act (Dec. 2016)

•Lexology: International Trade (Feb. 2016)

•Marcus Evans Legal: Minimizing Import and Export Compliance Risks (June 2014)

•Expert Guides (Corporate Live Wire): Buying Import & Export Violations: Successor Liability Risk & its Impact on the Bottom Line (Jan. 2014)

Personal

An avid traveler, Adrienne is passionate about exploring new countries and new cultures.. She has encouraged her son to also see the world, and continues to travel abroad with him whenever there’s an opportunity.