Lawrence A. Kogan is an international business, trade and regulatory attorney licensed to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey and the District of Colombia. Mr. Kogan has counseled public as well as private closely held international businesses operating within the commercial and financial sectors for more than seventeen years, specializing in the areas of business, commercial, corporate, customs, tax and trade law. During the past several years, he engaged in international trade work on behalf of a coalition of prominent U.S. trade associations, which involved extensive research and analysis of foreign and domestic environment, health and food safety regulations and related product and process standards that were being utilized by foreign governments as disguised technical barriers to international trade. He has also advised Bush Administration officials, Congressional subcommittee chairs and foreign trade officials about WTO, EU and US regulatory, technical standards, international environmental treaty and customary international law issues. Mr. Kogan prepared three globally recognized white papers and five international journal articles discussing such issues.
Mr. Kogan has been a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York since 1988, and has recently served as a member of the International Trade Committee and as a liaison to the International Environmental Law Committee since September 2003. He is also a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, a co-reporter for the International Law Association, American Branch, Committee on the Formation of Rules of Customary International Law, and a member of the U.S. Advisory Group on Rulemaking, in connection with the American Bar Association's Project on EU Administrative Law and Process.
Mr. Kogan obtained his law degree from the University of Miami School Of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, his masters of laws in taxation from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and his Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Theory from Boston University College of Liberal Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.