A Globinar on USMCA/NAFTA: Shifting Issues & Challenges

Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber
Note: Rescheduled to June 5th from May 30th.

Globinar USMCA/NAFTA Update: Shifting Issues & Challenges

June 5th (NEW DATE), 8am Pacific US, 11am Eastern US

We're speaking with three extraordinary experts with deep business experience on trade.

First we'll hear from Dan Ujczo of Dickinson Wright about the latest information and possible outcomes with the New NAFTA, and then we'll hear from Kathleen Campbell Walker of Dickinson Wright for an update on immigration for your business. Dan is based in Columbus, Ohio and Kathleen Campbell Walker is based in El Paso, Texas, and they will be zooming in.

Speaking from our Scottsdale HQ, 150 miles north of the US-Mexico border in the Metro Phoenix area will be Luis Ramirez of Ramirez Partners. He'll be covering what's really going on there and how it could impact your cross-border business... and any business.

Attend via zoom or in one of 3 physical locations:

  • Metro Phoenix: Skysong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, Room 335D, Building 1, 7:45am-9:00am PST
  • Metro Nashville: Dickinson Wright Nashville Office


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Dan Ujczo - Practice Group Chair, International & Regional Practices at Dickinson Wright

  • Kathleen Campbell Walker - Member and Immigration Practice Group Co-Chair at Dickinson Wright

  • Luis Ramirez - President of Ramirez Advisors Inter-National

00:35 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke, CEO/Founder of Global Chamber

Speaker Biographies

Daniel Ujczo - Practice Group Chair, International & Regional Practices at Dickinson Wright PLLC.
 Dan is an international trade and customs lawyer who specializes in Canada-United States matters.  In addition to his legal practice, Dan has responsibility for coordinating the firm’s innovative Canada-US Platform where he collaborates with more than 400 Dickinson Wright attorneys who regularly assist businesses that have cross-border issues such as customs and compliance, corporate structuring, M&A, taxation, business immigration, intellectual property protection, and financial incentives.  Dan also provides public policy counsel to governmental officials and corporate leaders in areas of regulatory cooperation, border security, economic development, labor mobility, corporate social responsibility, and public-private-partnerships. A US-licensed lawyer, Dan is one of the few individuals that has served in the US and Canadian governments, private practice, and academia.  Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Dan served as an officer in Canada’s foreign ministry where he was responsible for coordinating a network of government departments and Canada-US industry associations toward improving North America’s borders and ports-of-entry.  Dan also served as a liaison between government officials in Canada and the US, as well as routinely assisted companies in dealings with Canada-US regulatory agencies.


Kathleen Campbell Walker - Member and Immigration Practice Group Co-Chair at Dickinson Wright. Kathleen Campbell Walker is a prior national president and general counsel to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has practiced business immigration law for more than thirty years. She is one of 11 lawyers in the United States ranked in Band One by the Chambers and Partners independent lawyer ranking service in its Global Guide. Kathleen Campbell Walker is a Member at the Dickinson Wright El Paso Office. She is known internationally as a leader in the field of immigration law. In addition to advising clients on the complex issues related to business immigration, she advocates at local, state, and federal levels for immigration reform, the improvement of national border security infrastructure and procedures, consular processing and admission procedures for foreign nationals, and improvement in the provision of pro bono immigration services and detention standards. Her immigration law practice focuses on business and family-based immigration, consular processing, employer sanctions/ worksite enforcement, immigration audits, security checks, waivers, admissibility, and citizenship and naturalization. Her clients include hospitals and other healthcare providers, major global manufacturing companies, energy and energy service companies, defense contractors, construction companies, real estate and finance firms, cities, hospitality and hospitality service companies, agricultural businesses, professional employer organizations, educational institutions, convenience store businesses, food service franchisees, investors and entrepreneurs, ranches, equestrians, performing artists, families, and individuals. She is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Luis Ramirez - President of Ramirez Advisors Inter-NationalRamirez Advisors is a highly specialized firm dedicated to creating and implementing innovative solutions for cross-border business opportunities and improving the ability for goods and people to cross the border. Luis has over 25 years of experience on US-Mexico border infrastructure projects, North American relations, international business and negotiations, regional economic development, industrial site selection, government procurement, project management and governmental affairs. Luis has dedicated a considerable amount of time, both personal and professional, to fostering better relations with Mexico and Canada, improving the quality of life for the residents of the border and promoting the economic development of the region. He has led multidisciplinary teams on a number of cross-border projects, including site selection for major manufacturing facilities; design, funding and construction of new ports of entry; assisted companies in pursuing government procurement contracts; and identifying joint venture partners for a variety of business ventures. He serves on multiple professional and charitable boards and was recently appointed to the Advisors Council to the Administrator of the EPA for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Luis received his Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Arizona, Cum Laude and his Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a Dean’s Citation of Service. He attended High School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug is founder/CEO of Global Chamber®, the only chamber of commerce in the world that helps members grow anywhere and everywhere from hundreds of locations. Our mission is to make doing business across metros and borders as simple as selling across the street, through warm connections, events, information, technology and more. Doug was born in Mt. Kisco, New York and is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore. He has worked in nearly every market segment and has traveled to over 60 countries. Doug is a member of the Arizona District Export Council and is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

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