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Lead NAFTA Counsel to Mexico to Keynote International Tax Conference

San Diego, CA Robert E. Herzstein, who served as lead counsel to Mexico in the NAFTA negotiations, will be among the keynote speakers at the third annual University of San Diego School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute Conference—2007 International Update: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Cross-Border Tax Issues—scheduled for February 15-16, 2007, at the Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the USD campus. He is scheduled to speak at the conference on Friday, February 16th.

Herzstein, who is of counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered, has also served as Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce. He was the first head of the International Trade Administration, which enforces antidumping and countervailing duty laws. He negotiated access for U.S. businesses to the Chinese market, following the first trade agreement between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and negotiated market access and antidumping issues with Japan and many European and other countries. Herzstein recently taught a course at Harvard Law School on “NAFTA and Lawmaking in the Global Economy,” and is the author of articles on NAFTA and other agreements affecting trade among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. He has been a panelist on NAFTA and international tax-related issues at previous USD School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute conferences.

Herzstein received his undergraduate and law degrees, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

The USD School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute Conference is the only conference dedicated to the latest developments in U.S., Mexican, and Canadian international tax law.

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