Lenny Feldman, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Q: Looking back on the last 12 months of your work in international trade, what were the top lessons?
A: Importers and exporters really need to know their supply chains and all the parties involved — they constantly are changing.
Q: What resources helped you grow your knowledge in your trade practice?
A: What helps me grow is being involved and taking a leadership role in associations such as AAEI and NCBFAA as well as CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) advisory group.
Q: What more would you like to do for your professional development? What would you like to do less of?
A: I actually would like to visit more companies in person at their manufacturing, logistics and distribution centers. I always take something away from those on-site visits. I would like to communicate less with clients and industry colleagues by email and more by calls or in person.
Q: What do you want to learn more about in the coming year?
A: I would like to learn more about where companies see their future sourcing opportunities, supply chain changes and hence legal and regulatory opportunities and challenges.
Q: How will you build in time for your professional development even with your busy schedule?
A: I will build in time for professional development by continuing to remain active on COAC working groups and attending conferences held by CBP, AAEI and NCBFAA.