Canadian Consul General Khawar Nasim; Mexican Consul Gerardo Guerrero; Monica McFarlane Scott, U.S. Commercial Service; Tami Karakas, The Toro Company; Theresa Walker, Cargill, Incorporated; Jessica Libby, KPMG; Chris Bercaw, Dorsey & Whitney

Since January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has significantly affected its three signatories: Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Trade in the region has grown, our economies are more integrated, and leaders of each country have touted NAFTA’s benefits. The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the 2016 U.S. elections have put international trade and investment treaties in the spotlight, with vocal criticism coming from across the political spectrum. At a time when globalization has become the “new norm” and more Minnesota companies rely on international trade than ever before, how has NAFTA impacted the three countries and the State of Minnesota, its companies and its workforce?


We will apply for CLE credit in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Dorsey is an Accredited CLE Provider in California and New York, and this program will be CLE accredited in those states. For any other state, Dorsey will not be applying for CLE credit, however, participants are welcome to apply for or claim credit according to their jurisdiction's regulations.