On April 19, 2017 WSCRC launched the first session of its Policy Briefing Series (PBS) with briefings from Godfrey Guerzon, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Senior Special Agent and Nelson Dong, Head of Dorsey & Whitney’s National Security Law Group and co-Head of its Asian Law Group. The WSCRC PBS engages leading subject-matter experts from government, industry, law, and technology communities to provide in-depth insights on current key issues in US-China-WA relations.
Nelson Dong presented a comprehensive background on the role and scope of Chinese industrial espionage in the United States, civil and criminal enforcement tools of US government investigators and prosecutors, US customs and border protection (CBP) policy.
Godfrey Guerzon provided a comprehensive overview of HSI’s Counter-Proliferation Investigation Program, described two Seattle case studies and underscored the importance of industry cooperation in enforcing US export laws.
Please contact WSCRC staff for copies of speakers’ Powerpoint presentation.
Attendees included Congressional staff, K&L Gates, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) at University of Washington, Skagit County, Washington Search Partners, and MKL Enterprises Ltd.
Dorsey & Whitney’s Seattle Office generously hosted the event.