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T. James Min II

DHL Americas, Legal Department
Vice President, International Trade Law & Corporate Compliance
Erlanger, KY, USA

James Min is currently the Vice President of International Trade Law and Corporate Compliance in the Legal Department of DHL Americas/Deutsche Post-DHL Global Business Services where he counsels DHL's business units (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Global Mail) on international trade law (customs, export control, sanctions, WTO and free trade agreements), aviation security laws, international business transactions and contracts, and anti-bribery laws. Previously, Mr. Min was the Vice President of International Trade Affairs and Compliance for DHL Express (USA) Inc.  In that role, Mr. Min developed and managed DHL Express USA's first international trade affairs and compliance department overseeing customs, export control and sanctions compliance, and trade policy matters.  In that role, Mr. Min assisted DHL in settling the OFAC/BIS charges against DHL Express and in mitigating millions of dollars in penalties.  Prior to DHL, Mr. Min was the Senior Attorney in the Legal Department of FedEx Express at its World Headquarters. As Senior Attorney, Mr. Min counseled and represented FedEx on international trade law and policy with an emphasis on WTO related matters, free trade agreements; regional trade agreements, APEC, customs laws, export control and sanctions laws, FCPA, and U.S. trade policy.   He assisted FedEx in opening business in Libya after the U.S. sanctions were lifted and also counseled the company on corporate structures and market access in Vietnam, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Bahrain. Mr. Min also worked on the opening of the FedEx Asia Hub in Guangzhou, China.

Prior to FedEx, Mr. Min practiced law in New York City with one of the largest U.S. law firms specializing in customs and international trade law.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Min was an attorney in the Office of Regulations & Rulings, U.S. Customs Service of the U.S. Treasury Department.  Prior to U.S. Customs, Mr. Min was an Attorney/Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  In that position, Mr. Min managed legal and technical assistance to the governments of Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova in their transition to a market economy and in their bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Mr. Min worked closely with high-level foreign government officials to provide training on international trade law, WTO law, and anti-corruption initiatives in conjunction with the U.S. Justice Department, the FBI, and the State Department.    

 Mr. Min graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in International Relations with specializations in the Soviet Union and East Asia.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Min studied in Kyiv, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. After Hopkins, Mr. Min studied at Seoul National University in Korea where he focused research on North Korean-Russian relations. Subsequently, Mr. Min received with high honors a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Juris Doctor from The American University in Washington, DC. 

Mr. Min was formerly the Chairman of the Trade Facilitation and Logistics Working Group of the Coalition of Service Industries, Chairman of the Trade Subcommittee of the Express Delivery and Logistics Association and he was appointed as a cleared trade advisor by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and the U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. He currently serves on the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) where he chairs the Customs Subcommittee of TIACA. He was also appointed in 2010 by the Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the Southern Ohio District Export Council.

Mr. Min is licensed to practice law in the States of Tennessee, Maryland, Kentucky, District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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