Following our first short video on some of the key trends and priorities the Biden Supply Chain Policy is driving for companies across sectors and industries, Baker McKenzie is pleased to launch the second in our Biden Supply Chain Policy video series focused on the semiconductor and advanced packaging supply chain. This is one of four critical supply chains that has been a particular focus of the Biden Administration’s supply chain policies.
In this video, Kerry Contini (Partner, Washington D.C.), John McKenzie (Partner, San Francisco), Alexandra Minkovich (Partner, Washington D.C.) and Callie Lefevre (Senior Associate, Washington D.C.) discuss the legal and compliance considerations for companies operating in this sector with a specific focus on tax, trade and foreign investment review implications.
In the coming days, we will launch more videos focused on the business and legal implications of the Biden Administration’s policies on the remaining three other critical supply chains that have been a major focus of the Administration’s efforts so far: high-capacity batteries, critical minerals and strategic materials, and pharmaceutical supply chains, with each video focused on a different supply chain.
We hope that you find this discussion to be of use and encourage you to reach out to us to discuss what the Biden Administration’s supply chain policies may specifically mean for your business.
Click here to watch: Biden Supply Chain Policy on Semiconductor Manufacturing & Advanced Packaging
Baker McKenzie’s 19th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series
Additionally, Baker McKenzie has launched our 19th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade Developments in a Challenging New World” which includes the latest international trade developments and we encourage you to register for here.
This series will covering trends on sanctions, export controls and Foreign Investment Review regimes, as well as opportunities and compliance challenges arising out of FTAs, hot topics on Customs valuation, trends in customs audits and supply chain compliance challenges and logistics.
John F. McKenzie
Mr. McKenzie's practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation, including:
- Export Controls, Economic Sanctions Regulation, Customs and Import Regulation
- Integrated Corporate Compliance and Anti-Corruption Compliance: Advisory and Investigations
- International commercial and technology development and transfer transactions
Mr. McKenzie was articles editor at the Harvard Law Review from 1975-1976. Between college and law school Mr. McKenzie served in the Peace Corps in the northwestern mountains of Guatemala. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 1976. Since that time, he has worked in Baker & McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan, in addition to San Francisco.
For the past 40 years, Mr. McKenzie has arranged and chaired the annual Baker McKenzie Import/Export Conference, the leading international trade regulation and compliance conference in the West Coast of the United States.
Alexandra Minkovich is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American Tax Practice with more than fifteen years of experience handling a variety of tax, tax controversy, and legislative and regulatory matters. She also brings significant experience representing clients with respect to domestic tax issues, particularly in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing industries, and is well versed in administrative law. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Minkovich served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the US Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Policy. In that role, Ms. Minkovich advised the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and General Counsel regarding tax policy considerations in regulations and Internal Revenue Bulletin guidance, provided advice on tax legislative proposals, and provided litigation advice regarding the validity of Treasury and IRS guidance. She also provided technical comments on tax legislation to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Ways & Means Committee, as well as to individual members’ offices.
Ms. Minkovich speaks regularly at seminars and writes on a variety of topics related to legislative and regulatory developments, and administrative law.
Callie C. Lefevre is an associate in the Washington, DC office where she is a member of the International Practice Group. Her practice is focused on all aspects of International Trade law, particularly compliance with US export controls, trade and economic sanctions, and US foreign investment restrictions.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Callie worked as a student advocate for the New York University School of Law Environmental Law Clinic. While there, she participated in environmental litigation and advocacy pertaining to water quality and urban runoff under the supervision of attorneys at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Callie’s experience also includes working as a summer associate at Baker McKenzie in 2014, where she participated in all aspects of International Trade law, and working as a legal intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.