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Poblete Tamargo Attorney Testified Before a Congressional Committee Today

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Thursday, 14 July 2011 21:01

IMG_0379B(Washington, DC) Poblete Tamargo Attorney Mauricio Tamargo testified this afternoon before the U.S. Congress, Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs in support of in support of H.R. 44, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. 

Tamargo was asked by Congress to explain the work and findings of the Review Commission and justify the necessity of funding these aging claims. Tamargo outlined the Review Commission's findings stressing the U.S.'s moral obligation to satisfy the outstanding claims of the U.S. nationals in Guam for the atrocities committed against them by virtue of their solidarity with the U.S. in World War II saying "the payment of these awards fulfills a moral obligation".

Tamargo also clarified that funding for these claims could be derived from monies confiscated from Japan, rather than U.S. dollars as "the funds are, in some sense, traceable to the funds derived from the postwar liquidation of the Japanese and German assets frozen at the beginning of World War II". 

In his former capacity as Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, at the Department of Justice, Tamargo also Chaired the Guam War Claims Review Commission ('Review Commission"), in 2003. For more information and to view the archived hearing webcast, please visit the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs website.


PT Law's Tamargo to Testify Before a Congressional Committee

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Friday, 08 July 2011 11:26

Mauricio Tamargo will testify before the U.S. Congress, Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, on Thursday, July 14, 2011. The Subcommittee is holding an oversight hearing on H.R. 44, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, at 10:00 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building. 

In his former capacity as Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission at the Department of Justice, in 2003 Tamargo also Chaired the Guam War Claims Review Commission. Tamargo is now being ask by Congress to explain the work of the Review Commission. He will outline the findings and recommendations of the Commission's final report which was presented to the Department of Interior on June 9, 2004. For more information and a copy of the report, please visit the Department of Interior website.

Tamargo retired from federal service in 2010 and is a co-founder of Poblete Tamargo. Poblete Tamargo is a law and public policy law firm based in D.C. which offers its clients premium legal and public policy solutions. The firm concentrates on providing regulatory litigation and public policy counsel.

For further information on this upcoming Congressional hearing, please visit the Natural Resouces Committee's website.


Poblete Tamargo Attorney Appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA International Law National Security Committee

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Thursday, 07 July 2011 00:00

Jason Poblete has been appointed Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) International Law National Security Committee for a one year term starting August 2011. 

ABA_International_LawThe ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees within 12 divisions — Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law, International Treaties, and Tax, Estates & Individuals — to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.

The National Security Committee is concerned with current legal and policy developments nationally and internationally that affect all security interests of the United States, with a particular focus on the rule of law, nonproliferation and disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, threats by nonstate actors, intelligence, military doctrine, and international institutions such as the United Nations and NATO. The Committee hosts programs with Members of Congress, current and former administration officials, members of governmental and international agencies, and other experts at regular ABA meetings and other venues, including the United Nations and Capitol Hill.

For more information, please visit the ABA International Law National Security Committee's website.



PT Law's Jason Poblete Interviewed Today on CNN

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Monday, 23 May 2011 18:30

Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete will be a guest today on CNN en Español's Directo USA to discuss recent public policy and political developments in Washington, DC and the 2012 elections. Directo USA, CNN's Spanish-language Washington, DC-based public affairs program, is broadcast daily at 6:00 p.m. EST.




PT Law's Jason Poblete Interviewed Today on CNN en Español

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Thursday, 12 May 2011 09:58

Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete appeared today on CNN en Español and discussed recent public policy and political developments in Washington, DC and the United States. USA Directo, CNN's Spanish-language Washington, DC-based public affairs program, is broadcast daily at 6:00 p.m. EST.



Howard Keating Show on SiriusXM America's Talk Interviews Jason Poblete

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:40

This Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 5:08 (ET), Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete was interviewed on the Howard Keating Show. Poblete discussed how small and medium-sized companies can "Find their Voice in Washington, DC" including whether it made sense to engage the federal government to resolve trade issues. 

Poblete also discussed U.S. export control laws, economic sanctions, as well as the compliance challenges faced by companies that have U.S. government subcontracts with major defense or other high-tech companies that sell to the federal government. "There is a perception that the lower down one goes on the supply chain, the less important compliance with these regulations happens to be. It is quite the opposite," Poblete said. "An export control compliance plan need not break the bank and the costs of not having one, if something were to go wrong, could destroy a company," added Poblete. 

The Keating Network targets the 50 million Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the U.S. Since the financial crisis, many SMEs have closed their doors. The Keating Network's core mission is to be the voice for SMEs and help them grow through access to capital, education and networking resources. The Network is offering unprecedented access to capital to support the growth in the U.S. export business.

The Howard Keating Show is broadcast every weekday on SiriusXM Radio channel 158, "America's Talk" from 5:00PM-8:00PM (ET). Click on the SiriusXM logo below.



Poblete Interviewed on Miami Radio Station

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Monday, 02 May 2011 00:00

Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete was interviewed this morning on WQBA-AM in Miami, Florida. Poblete discussed the public policy and diplomatic implications of recent events in the Middle East as well as Latin America. Poblete was interviewed by a leading South Florida journalist, Oscar Haza. 




Jason Poblete Discusses Federal Government Shutdown Debate on CNN Español

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Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:42

Poblete Tamargo's Jason Poblete was interviewed on Thursday, April 7, 2011 on CNN Español regarding ongoing efforts by the Congress and the Obama Administration to find a solution to avoid a federal government shutdown. The segment was broadcast live at 6:00 p.m. EST. Video forthcoming. 



PT Law's Jason Poblete a Guest on KNZR-AM in Bakersfield, California

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:55

Jason Poblete will be a guest this afternoon on the Ralph Bailey Show on Bakersfield's KNZR 1560. Hosted this week by Cathy Abernathy, Jason will discuss Washington, DC public policy and politics.

On deck today will be the federal budget and how a lack of agreement by the Congress is affecting U.S. businesses and the economy, Libya, as well as President Jimmy Carter's recent trip to Cuba. 

Be sure to tune in online between 8:00PM-8:30PM (East Coast) and 5:00PM- 5:30PM (West Coast) for the live broadcast.



Export Control Tips from Across the Pond

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:46

By Jason Poblete

When I advise clients in high tech or defense manufacturing to limit the use of regular e-mail, most scoff. Small and medium-sized companies cannot afford, or think they cannot afford, secure IT systems for encrypted communications. But the long-term costs of not securing controlled data can be a economic disaster for smaller companies with federal government contracts. If you manufacture controlled technologies, these and other tips are critical as your small and medium-sized business develops its security control plans.

The following recent article from a publication across the pond provides a good overview of some of the security issues involved with manufacturing defense and other high tech items, including data security. I especially like the way one of the interviewees couches compliance with U.S. export control laws: "[t]he US has particular requirements". That is much more diplomatic than what I usually hear from foreign companies or diplomats about our export control and sanctions regulations.

There is a lot of law behind the scenes throughout the many steps outlined in this article. And while it may seem challenging at times to comply with these rules, it is not as daunting as critics would have you think. There are also efforts underway in the U.S. to reform some of these rules. Weapon systems and high-tech devices are becoming more complex, as are the nature of future national security threats. When and if the reform process is completed, we suspect there will still be significant compliance hurdles because of the nature of the technology that will need controlling.

Regardless of what the U.S. regulatory regime will look like after this year, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need to deal with these rule can, and in some cases must, take steps to secure data and technology today. And what you do need not break the bank either.

The complete article referenced above is available here. It is worth a read.

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