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Jon Paul Yormick

Jon Yormick’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Advice to U.S. Energy Sector Company on Compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Host Foreign Government Delegation

    Practice Area:
    Federal Regulation
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Advising privately held U.S. energy sector company on compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Company will be hosting foreign government energy ministry officials for meetings and tour of client facilities. Advising company on recent U.S. Department of Justice Opinion Procedure Releases and creating procedures for hosting visit and future visits. Further advising client on potential deemed export rule application during visit, including assessing whether deemed export license may be required.
  • Protest and Application for Further Review Filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Practice Area:
    Federal Regulation
    Date:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    Protest denied. Client did not pursue US Court of International Trade action.
    Description:
    Representing a Hong Kong apparel company before U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a dispute over the declared value of imported girls' apparel regarding 46 shipments. Arguing there is sufficient evidence to apply "First Sale Rule." Duties in excess of USD 1,000,000 in dispute.
  • Advising Oil/Gas Sector Manufacturer in Negotiations with Major State-Owned Foreign Petroluem Company

    Practice Area:
    Oil & Gas
    Date:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    Contract Executed
    Description:
    This is a 5-year contract involving a 3-party cross-border contract involving a major state-owned petroleum company,its U.S. subsidiary, and a supplier of equipment and parts to the oil/gas sector.
  • Pursuing Canadian Company for Collection of U.S. Federal Court Judgment

    Practice Area:
    International Law
    Date:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Obtained USD 12M default judgment on amended complaint in favor of client
    Description:
    Case involved breach of a one-year consulting agreement. Client consulted on development of wind energy projects in Turkey. Canadian company purportedly terminated consulting agreement due to poor economic conditions. Discovery disclosed Canadian company reportedly financed a USD 1.1B wind energy project in Turkey within initial term of consulting agreement after purported termination of client, depriving client of bonus compensation under the agreement.
  • Defending Customs Civil Penalty Case

    Practice Area:
    Administrative Law
    Date:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Rejected statute of limitations waivers and submitted response to Pre-Penalty Notice, arguing evidence is ambiguous, at best, and does not support showing of fraud by clear and convincing evidence. Awaiting decision.
    Description:
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has alleged that client fraudulently caused products to be entered from China and Korea. It is alleged that imported goods were falsely undervalued, classified, and described. CBP requested that client and principals execute 2-year statute of limitations waivers. Proposed penalty amount is approximately USD 1.3M.
  • Obtained TSRA License for Pharma Sale to Iran

    Practice Area:
    International Law
    Date:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Outcome:
    OFAC Granted TSRA License
    Description:
    Obtained a Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) export license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for a Canadian-based pharmaceutical company to sell an asthma diagnostic medicine to an Iranian distributor through the pharmaceutical company's US subsidiary.
  • Submitted CJ Request to Remove Defense Article from USML

    Practice Area:
    Federal Regulation
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2012
    Outcome:
    Granted - Pending Congressional Notification
    Description:
    Submitted a Commodity Jurisdiction Request to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeking to remove a defense article from the US Munitions List. The item has been subject to ITAR export controls since 1991 and is used on civil and military aircraft to record airframe fatigue data.