Registration Open For ‘Trends In Trade: A Discussion On Current Federal Policies’

NEW ORLEANS – The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTC) will present “Trends in Trade: A Discussion on Current Federal Policies,” on  Wednesday, March 22, at the Palace Café, 605 Canal St., from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

         Guest speakers Edward T. Hayes, partner, Leake and Andersson; Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Louisiana; chairman, World Trade Center New Orleans, and Bill Frymoyer, senior advisor and director of Government Affairs, Stewart and Stewart, will discuss current federal trade policies and their impact on Louisiana businesses:


• Edward T. Hayes, Leake and Andersson

         Hayes focuses his practice both on litigation and international trade and business transactions. He has extensive litigation experience, dating back to 1996 when he clerked for the Honorable Gerald P. Fedoroff of the Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans. Since that time he has represented domestic and international clients in products liability, insurance, maritime, warranty/redhibition, and professional malpractice cases in state and federal courts throughout the Gulf South region. His litigation practice includes the defense of mass casualty, class action and multi-district litigation cases.

         Hayes also leads the firm's international trade and business transaction practice, covering import/ export transactions; international sales of goods and services; disputes under bilateral investment treaties; international intellectual property matters, and antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission. Hayes provides government affairs services in Washington and Baton Rouge, primarily related to international economic investment programs associated with free trade agreements.


• Bill Frymoyer, Stewart and Stewart

         Since 2005, Frymoyer has led the firm’s government relations efforts with the Federal Legislative and Executive Branches of government. He works with a variety of U.S. business, agricultural, and non-profit clients on areas of expertise, including intellectual property, international trade, economic, energy, manufacturing and tax issues. Bill educates on key issues, works to build support for Congressional legislation or Executive Branch initiatives or endeavors to block such efforts.  

         Frymoyer served as Senior Policy Advisor to House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt from 1999-2003. In that capacity, he was Gephardt’s lead policy person on international trade and economic issues, as well as energy, environment, tax, and technology issues. He started his career with Gephardt in 1991 as Research Director. Currently, Frymoyer is on the Board of Directors for the Gephardt Institute at Washington University.       


         The event costs $35 for WTC members and $55 for non-members

         There will be discounted parking ($5) available at the New Orleans Marriott with validation at event.

         Register here


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