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CILC presents Karla Haynes, Chevron Corporation

Monday, April 14

King Hall, room 1002
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

"Practicing International Trade in the Commercial Sector"

Karla L. Haynes is the Export/Import Compliance Counsel for Chevron Corporation. Ms. Haynes provides legal counsel on all aspects of compliance with U.S. export controls, such as the Export Administration Regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions. In addition, Ms. Haynes regularly counsels clients on U.S. and non-U.S. import controls in the areas of classification, entry requirements, import licensing, free trade agreements, foreign trade zone regulations and enforcement. As a subject matter expert for international trade, Ms. Haynes drafts and negotiates international trade, delivery and title transfer provisions of complex domestic and international commercial agreements including, but not limited to, purchase agreements, sales agreements, engineering and procurement agreements, non-disclosure agreements and software and data licensing agreements. Ms. Haynes also provides counsel for the company's worldwide export and import compliance programs and initiatives. Prior to working for Chevron, Ms. Haynes was in private practice at Baker Hostetler LLP.

Ms. Haynes is a member of the International Law Sections of the California Bar, Florida Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA). Currently, Ms. Haynes is serving as the ABA International Section Liaison to the California Bar International Section and as a Steering Committee Member of the ABA International Section Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee. Ms. Haynes is also a member of Women in International Trade-Northern California.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Haynes worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in several capacities. Ms. Haynes served as an Export Administration Specialist with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Exporter Services. As an Export Administration Specialist, she provided guidance in English and Spanish, to the international trade community on U.S. and foreign export regulatory requirements. Ms. Haynes also developed, promoted and delivered BIS outreach seminar programs in the western region to educate the exporting community on U.S. economic, national security, proliferation and foreign policy concerns. Ms. Haynes also served as an International Trade Specialist and Program Manager for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS). While at the US & FCS, Ms. Haynes provided export counseling, wrote market research reports, and conducted end-user export licensing reviews and numerous commercial briefings. Ms. Haynes earned her law degree from the University of Florida.

Lunch will be provided.

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