top of page

Past Event

How to Survive & Thrive in the Changing Times:

Leap Hurdles & Grow Your Business



Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
200 S. Broad St., 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19102


This seminar explored the current state of transatlantic business with a focus on
several areas of importance to US/European commercial ties.

Panel experts discussed pressing corporate and industry obstacles such as:

-Trade sanctions and tariffs

-Data and cybersecurity

-Labor mobility and immigration

-US tax reform and other issues


Duncan Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, BritishAmerican Business

Duncan is the chief executive of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic trade organization of some 500 companies, which has an ongoing mission to support policies and action which protect and enhance the environment for trade and investment in, and between, the USA and the UK; he is also the chief executive of the British American Business Council, the umbrella organization of more than 20 chapters across the USA and UK.

Prior to this, Duncan spent over 30 years as a media executive in London and New York of which 27 years were spent at the Hearst Corporation. His most recent role at Hearst was president and CEO of the international

magazine and digital media company, a business with activities in more than 60 countries which he led to record levels through acquisition and organic growth.

Duncan is an experienced cross border negotiator and deal maker with experience of M&A and dealing with regulators in all major markets and a particular expertise (in addition to the UK and USA) on China and Russia which he has visited dozens of times. A British citizen, he currently lives in New York and Connecticut where he can often be found on long runs in the hills.


Leon Dutkiewicz Jr., CPA, Managing Partner, UK US Tax Services LLP

Leon is the Managing Partner of D & H Global Tax Group and UK US Tax Services LLP, where he specializes in international tax. His education from Temple University has prepared him for a successful career in domestic and international tax services. His expansive knowledge of international tax affairs is demonstrated through his daily interaction with his staff and clients.

With proficiency in structuring global acquisitions/divestitures, analyzing income tax treaty benefits, assisting with transfer pricing implementation and managing multi-state tax issues, and compliance services, he demonstrates his thorough understanding of many complex tax laws. This expertise proves useful to his clients who have business operations in multiple jurisdictions or are globally mobile individuals.

Leon’s substantial skills allow him to conduct seminars and teach international tax through various public mediums. He is frequently called upon to speak for professional organizations and has authored articles on international tax- related topics. In his free time he enjoys fishing, reading and traveling with his family.

Jonathan A. Grode, Esq., US Practice Director, Green and Spiegel LLC, 

Jonathan serves as the Practice Director for Green and Spiegel. Jonathan has worked continuously in the US business immigration law field since 1999 and has amassed considerable experience obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for new company start-ups, professional workers, artists and entertainers, athletes, physicians, and scientific researchers. In addition, Jonathan has

significant experience dealing with Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security enforcement actions as well as with EB-5 Investor filings.

Jonathan has been a panelist and moderator on immigration law topics for numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, French Chamber for Commerce and Industry (Paris, France), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He also writes regularly for industry publications and academic journals. In addition, Jonathan is an Adjunct Faculty at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he teaches Business Immigration Law, Advising Global Corporations, and Law Practice Management.

Notably, Jonathan has been listed as one of SuperLawyers Rising Stars from 2012-2018. He has also been honored with the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award for “Dedication and Commitment to the High School Mock Trial Competition”, for which he has served as Lead Author for the past 10 years. Jonathan graduated first in his class from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008.

Stefan Reisinger, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Stefan has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on United States and multilateral export, economic sanctions, anticorruption, and customs matters. His practice covers all aspects of these areas, including counseling, training, licensing, opinion work, compliance audits, internal investigations, responding to government enforcement actions, and developing and implementing  relevant compliance policies and procedures. Stefan has led comprehensive, worldwide, investigations and audits and responded to enforcement actions involving multiple jurisdictions and government agencies. Stefan regularly handles compliance matters, enforcement actions, investigations, and disclosures involving the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and US Customs, and has significant familiarity with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and OFAC trade sanctions. He frequently manages cross-border and multijurisdictional compliance matters with experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Stefan has handled multi-year comprehensive investigations and audits as well as narrow and time-sensitive investigations into more discrete issues. Stefan’s experience includes pre- and post- acquisition compliance due diligence, requests for export authorizations, commodity jurisdictions, classification determinations, and drafting technical assistance and manufacturing license agreements. He also has experience with customs regulatory issues such as classification, valuation, origin determination, marking, preference programs, import restrictions, quotas, drawback, and trade agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Stefan represents a diverse cross-section of clients that includes multinational Fortune 500 companies as well as small privately owned businesses, and individuals. His clients come from a wide variety of industries, including: oilfield services and supply, defense, aerospace, financial services, technology, manufacturing, insurance, and shipping.

Stefan is a member of the Morgan Lewis Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) working group. He is a frequent writer and speaker on current topics in international trade including in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Chris Shull, MA, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPM, Founder & President, Engaged Impact LLC

Chris is “Keeping Information Security Simple.” As the Founder and President of Engaged Impact, he provides information security and privacy leadership and transformation consulting to small and mid-sized businesses. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), bringing more than over 25 years’ experience delivering, implementing and managing private, public, and hybrid cloud- based information technologies. He has led InfoSec teams and efforts from both the vendor and company sides using the ISO 27001 and NIST SP 800 frameworks to address needs for HIPAA, FERPA, SOX, PCI/DSS and NY DFS 500, as well as the Nymity PAMF for EU GDPR compliance.

Chris provides CISO and DPO consulting services to the Weichert Family of Companies, Glemser Technologies Corporation, Versum Materials, Taiho Oncology and Whiteboard Ventures, served as Senior CIO Engagement Partner with Tatum, Vice President of Information Technology and Operations for Drexel eLearning, Inc., as Director of IT for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Senior Consultant at GSI Health, Senior Director at the Wharton School, and Director of Systems Engineering and Senior Technical Architect at CareScience.

Chris earned a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Wharton School with a concentration in Operations and Information Management.

Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 10.54.56
bottom of page