The 2012 Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference, entitled The New Perimeter Initiative: Will Security Trump Trade?, will be held March 22-23, 2012 at Case Western Reserve Law School, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
For nearly three decades, the annual conference has united members of the respective governments, corporate leaders, legal practitioners, scholars, and the media in one forum to address issues from security and trade, to energy and the environment.Along the way, the event has fostered the development of longstanding professional linkages and personal friendships on each side of the border.
Co-Chaired by the Honorable Jim Peterson and Jim Blanchard, the Conference will analyze the ongoing border negotiations of the Beyond the Border Working Group and Regulatory Cooperation Council and their implications for business, security, and trade.
Speakers and Keynotes
Keynote speakers and panelists include U.S. Amb. to Canada David Jacobson; Canadian Amb. to the U.S. Gary Doer; John Negroponte, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Hon. Ann McLellan, PC, OC, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; Laura Dawson, PhD, Dawson Strategic; Kelly Johnston, In House Counsel, Campbell’s Soup; Paul Vandevert, In House Counsel, Ford Motor Co.; Professors Juscelino Colares and Peter Gerhart, Case Western Reserve School of Law; Birgit Matthiesen, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; Theresa Brown, Sentinel HS; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute; and much more.
Paid registration includes all meals and 7.25 CLE credit hours for US attorneys or 5 CLE hours for Canadian attorneys.
Registration is $500 - Non-CUSLI members $375 - CUSLI members, academics, retirees, Case & Western law alumni, government officials Free - Students who pre-register (includes lunches, but not banquet).
This event is open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is now open online.
CLE/CPD Accreditation Details: OH Continuing Legal Education (CLE): 7.25 Credits (approved) and Can. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): 5 Credits (approved)
Thursday March 22, 2012 – Opening Dinner, Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate of Detroit
Case Western Reserve School of Law
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
5:30 PM Opening Reception - Hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine served
7:00 PM Dinner Served to Conference Attendees
7:45 PM Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda
Hon. James S. Peterson, PC and Hon. James J. Blanchard
|8:00 PM Opening Address: Ambassador Gary Doer, The Beyond the Border Action Plan
Introduced by Hon. James S. Peterson, PC
9:00 PM Adjourn
Friday March 23, 2012
7:00 AM Breakfast –Glidden House Dining Room
7:30 AM The Canada-United States Law Institute Annual Advisory Board Meeting
8:30 AM Adjourn to Walk to Case Western Reserve School of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George C. Gund Hall
Case Western Reserve University
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
8:45 AM Conference Commencement
David R. Kocan, Managing Director, CUSLI
8:47 AM Welcoming Remarks and Morning Keynote Introduction – Moot Courtroom (A59)
Hon. James J. Blanchard
Opening Address: U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson
Introduced by Hon. James J. Blanchard
9:35 AM Welcoming Remarks by Canada-US Law Institute's Presidents
Dean Iain Scott, Dean, Western Ontario Faculty of Law
Dean Lawrence Mitchell, Dean, Case Western Reserve School of Law
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Morning Panel 1: Managing the Perimeter: Joint Law Enforcement &
Detecting Threats Early: This panel will discuss the joint law enfrocement efforts and other
regulatory programs like Shiprider.
Chaired by David Crane, Toronto Star
- Theresa Brown, Sentinel HS
- Anne McLellan, PC, QC, Bennett Jones
- Andrew Sugimoto, U.S. Coast Guard
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Morning Panel2: Harmonizing the Border: Increase Jobs by
Harmonizing Regulations. This panel will discuss the efforts of the Regulatory Cooperation Counsel
to reform laws and regulations to make them more similar in Canada and the United States in order
to increase trade and jobs.
Chaired by Peter Gerhart, Prof. of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Laura Dawson, PhD, Dawson Strategic
- Kelly Johnston, In House Counsel, Campbell’s Soup
- Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
12:45 PM Break for Lunch
Lunch Keynote Address: Amb. John Negroponte
Introduced by Davis Robinson
1:45 PM Henry T. King Honoree Award - Professor Sidney Picker, Jr. (accepted by Professor Lewis Katz, Case Western Reserve School of Law)
Presented by Michael P. Scharf, Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve School of Law
1:55 PM Break
2:15 PM Afternoon Panel 1: Trade and Jobs
Chaired by Juscelino Colares, Prof. CWRU Law. This panel will discuss the proposed Trade and
Jobs section of the Action Plan and determine how it addresses problems the U.S. and Canada
face with trade and jobs. The discussion will then turn to other legal agreements that will influence
trade and jobs in the future.
- Paul Vandevert, In House Counsel, Ford Motor Co.
- Birgit Matthiesen, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- Dick Cunningham, Int’l Trade Atty at Steptoe and Johnson LLP
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Afternoon Panel 2: Cyber Security and Infrastructure:
This panel will discuss Canada and the United States’ plans to reform cybersecurity and
critical infrastructure and some of the secondary impacts that will have on privacy rights and trade.
Chaired by Eric Miller, Canadian Embassy
- Paul Rosenzweig, Private Practitioner focusing in Cyber Security Law
- Michael McDaniel, Professor of Law at Cooley
- William de Laat, de Laat Global
5:00 PM Break
Closing Keynote Address Rear Admiral Michael N. Parks, Ninth District Commander U.S. Coast Guard
Introduced by Chios Carmody, Professor of Law, Western Ontario Faculty of Law
5:55 PM Closing Remarks
Hon. James S. Peterson, PC
6:00 PM Conference Officially Adjourns
The Consulate General of Canada in Detroit invites attendees to a special screening of:
Sense of Humor (Le sens de l'humour)
Where: Tower City Cinema
When: 7:30 PM
Reception to follow at: The Oak Room, 230 W Huron Rd # 7273, Cleveland, Ohio 44113