Richard M. Wortman manages the Los Angeles office. His practice is focused on import and export trade law, trade regulations and customs law, regulatory law and transportation law. He has represented clients before US Customs and Border Protection on a variety of issues including the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, focused assessments and averting penalties. He also regularly appears before other government agencies with responsibilities over import and export transactions. Richard helps companies implement duty savings strategies and internal compliance programs. Richard has lectured extensively on issues pertaining to import and export law on behalf of various organizations. He has also taught import and export trade law to both industry and Customs brokerage associations. Richard is counsel to the Northern Border Customs Brokers Association.
Mr. Wortman is the author of Book Review, “19 Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law,” 469 (1987), Reviewing Welt, “Trade Without Money Barter and Countertrade,” (1984) and Case Comment, “Stone Walling By Hospital Unions Must End When Hospital Cannot Raise Wages: N.L.R.B. v. St. Joseph’s Hospital,” 4 Health Matrix 68 (1986)