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Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Steven Siemborski of Calfee Strategic Solutions

On June 18, 2018, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Steven Siemborski, Managing Director of Calfee Strategic Solutions for a roundtable event. Mr. Siemborski explained the steps, in the area of governance and good business practices that Japanese companies can take in the United States to restore their reputation for excellence and minimize the cost of regulatory violations. Mr.Siemborski also provided a summary of the recent settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges regarding a global avionics company.

Roundtable with Michael Best Strategies

On April 17, 2018, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable with Mr. Thomas B. Schreibel, Ms. Anne C. Canfield and Ms. Sarah C. Helton from Michael Best Strategies. Mr. Schreibel and Ms. Canfield briefed on President Trump’s various trade issues including steel and aluminum tariffs, followed by a discussion among participating member companies.

Roundtable with Former Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler

On April 11, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable with former Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler who is a senior policy consultant to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Culter briefed on the Section 301 tariffs against China, followed by a discussion among participating member companies regarding impact and concerns.

Roundtable Discussion with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s James L. Schoff

On March 14, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. James L. Schoff, Senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Mr. Schoff gave a presentation on “The Growing Private Sector Role in U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation and Strategic Technology”.