Precis of Participation in International Business, Law, and Culture(s)
2002-Present International Trade and Regulatory Law Advising for US-based Fortune 500 multinational companies operating in energy, life sciences and information & communication technology sectors regarding emerging Western European (European Union, EU Member States, Russian Federation), Latin American (Brazil, Colombia), Asian (China, India, Japan, South Korea) technical regulations, environment, health and safety, and related technical product standards, intellectual property laws, and data privacy regimes adversely impacting the ability of US products and services to gain access to foreign markets and rights or resulting in the potential loss of valuable US controlled intellectual property-based assets in foreign venues. Liaison with foreign government ministers and regulators concerning technical international law and policy matters at United Nations fora in Geneva, Switzerland, at regional European Commission fora in Brussels, Belgium, and at national venues in: Brasilia and Porto Alegre, Brazil; Moscow and Kirov, Russian Federation; Seoul, Cheungju, and Changwon, South Korea; Kyoto, Japan; New Delhi, India.
Hosted, organized, or participated in meetings in Washington, DC with trade and regulatory officials from the Governments of Kenya, South Sudan and Vietnam concerning emerging international environment, health and safety technical regulations and related technical product standards, and investment, development and innovation policy issues. Delivered international panel presentations concerning technical international and foreign law and policy issues in Brasilia and Porto Alegre, Brazil; Kirov and Moscow, Russian Federation; Geneva, Switzerland; Kyoto, Japan; Seoul, Cheungju, and Changwon, South Korea; New Delhi, India.
1992-2002 Served as General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer for closely-held US import-export textiles-based product firm, entailing extensive organization and servicing of new and existing business relationships (including contract negotiation and management) with Western European (Italy and United Kingdom) and Asian (South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China) product factory ownership and supporting foreign transportation and logistics providers. In this position, traveled to and conducted business in: Paris, France; Florence, Lake Como and Milan, Italy; Hong Kong; Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China; Seoul, South Korea; Chiasso and Lugano, Switzerland.
1987-1992 International Corporate Tax Consultant for two international public accounting firms. Rendered technical legal and policy tax advice to foreign-based multinational corporate and financial clients in Western Europe (Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain, Italy), Latin America (Brazil), Australia, Canada, Asia (South Korea and Japanese). Scope of duties included planning cross-border, extraterritorial and U.S. transactions and general tax planning subject to international tax treaty interpretation.
In addition, Mr. Kogan has authored many peer-reviewed international law and policy journals, and news and trade media articles, etc., as well as, several book chapters published by US and foreign publishers. He has also prepared and submitted public comments in response to proposed United Nations' agency initiatives. His writings have been referenced by the following intergovernmental regional and national governmental bodies and foreign universities and institutes:
A) Listing of intergovernmental organizations and foreign regional and national government institutions:
1) Intergovernmental institutions:
a) United Nations agencies: i) UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); ii) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); iii) United Nations World Health Organization (UN-WHO); iv) United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (UN-WIPO); v) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)’s International Information Centre for Terminology (INFOTERM); vi) United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)); vii) United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE); viii) High-Level Task Force on the Implementation of the Right to Development commissioned by the Intergovernmental Open-ended Working Group on the Right to Development of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; b) World Trade Organization (WTO); and c) World Bank;
2) Regional governmental institutions:
a) European Commission; b) Commonwealth Secretariat; c) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat; and d) Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID);
3) Foreign national governments:
a) Parliament of Australia; b) Ministry of External Relations, Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC; c) National Research Council, Canada; d) Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; e); National Knowledge Commission, Government of India; f) Center High Studies for Defense, Ministry of Defense, Italy; g) German National Library of Economics; h) Korea Institute of Public Administration, Republic of South Korea; i) The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM); j) National Defense University, Pakistan; k) Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); l) Department of Trade & Industry, Republic of South Africa; m) Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand; n) British Public Library, United Kingdom.
B) Listing of foreign universities and institutes:
1) Australia: a) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Cranberra, Australia; b) Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; c) Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; 2) Austria: a) Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria; 3) Belgium: a) Centre de Droit de la Consommation, Universite Catholique de Louvaine, Brussels, Belgium; 4) Brazil: a) Department of Computer Science, Universidade de Brasília, Brasilia, Brazil; b) 5) Canada: a) UBC Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; 6) China: a) China University of Politics and International Law, Beijing, China; b) Industrial Economics Department, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; c) Peking University Center for Legal Information, and The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China; 7) Germany: a) Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence for European Integration, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany; b) Transnational Economic Law Research Center, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany; c) Institute for Organizational Economics, University of Münster, Muenster, Germany; 8) India: ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India; 9) Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; 10) Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); 11) Netherlands: a) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; b) Peace Palace Library – The Hague, Netherlands; c) Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague, Netherlands; 12) Romania: a) Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 13) Russian Federation: a) Moscow State (Lomonosov) University, Moscow, Russian Federation; 14) Spain: a) Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain; 15) Sweden: a) School of Economics & Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden; 16) Switzerland: a) International Relations and Security Network at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; 17) Taiwan: National Dong Hwa University, Taipei, Taiwan; 18) United Kingdom: a) Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom; b) Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom; c) University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
New Jersey State Supreme Court
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of International Trade
United States Tax Court
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
International Executives Resources Group (IERG), New York Chapter (2012 – present)
International Law Special Interest Group ("SIG"), Chair
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (2011- present)
International Trade Committee, Vice Chair
Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (2011-2012)
Member, International Executives, Supply-Chain and Operations Subgroups
Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1988-2010)
International Trade and Environment Committees (2003-2006)
Customs and International Trade Bar Association (2005)
American Bar Association Project on EU Administrative Law & Process
Member, U.S. Advisory Group–Rulemaking (2003-2007)
Work Referenced in ABA Project Report Norm Creation in the European Union
International Law Association, American Branch (2003-2006)