June 19, 2024 – AAEI recognizes members who lead the Association on key issues, initiatives, and projects. This week, we’re spotlighting Laura Siegel Rabinowitz of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Laura has served as co-chair of AAEI’s Textiles Committee for more than 5 years, restarting the committee due to the rising compliance requirements associated with Forced Labor investigations. Laura has helped grow the committee ever since, with the help of co-chair Jerry Cook of Hanesbrands. The committee is also focused on tariffs rates for textiles, and the renewal of trade preference programs, such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Laura moderated a panel at AAEI’s 2024 Annual Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale last week called, “Forced Labor Industry Perspective: Avoid the Bullseye.”

At Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Laura is a shareholder. She counsels domestic and multinational businesses on supply chain issues and other challenges associated with trade, advising on mitigation of duty exposure and compliance. Laura has extensive experience handling international trade projects for clients, including multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers, customs brokers, and freight forwarders.

Laura is also involved in planning an AAEI Benchmarking Roadshow in the Fall at the offices of Greenberg Traurig in New York City. Laura will be a presenter, along with her colleague Robert Mangas, to offer attendees election insights. The event will be held on October 10, 2024.