Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review

Credit & Financial Development Division of National Association of Credit Management (CFDD)


I enjoyed a great interactive discussion in Charlotte on October 11, 2016 with members of the Credit & Financial Development Division of National Association of Credit Management (CFDD) on strategies to minimize risk and avoid loss when customers become insolvent, go out of business or face catastrophic economic events. Great questions and discussion.cfdd-capture


U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy Leaders Address Priorities


What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing: An Agenda for the First 100 Days. Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs convened a conference on manufacturing priorities for the next President in Washington on September 14, 2016. Top industry executives, political leaders, small business and trade union leaders, researchers and policymakers are offering a blueprint for maintaining the competitiveness of the nation’s manufacturing sector.

2016 Conference: MPPI: School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Source: Indiana University Bloomington)

The Cat’s Out of the Bag: How to Manage a Cybersecurity Breach and Defend Against Liability


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Shumaker was the proud sponsor of an interactive discussion on Cybersecurity and Data Breach this morning. Together with the ACC, Charlotte Chapter’s Manufacturing Affinity Group, Shumaker sponsored a panel discussion: The Cat’s Out of the Bag: How to Manage a Cybersecurity Breach and Defend Against Liability (sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP)

When: September 15, 2016 8-9:30am Café Monte


Scott La Porta, Shumaker, Moderator

David A. Katkowski, Special Agent, FBI Charlotte

Kevin Zolot, Assistant US Attorney, Western District of NC

Grady Kellogg, Lockton Companies

JoAnne Laffey Abed, Bright+Co. Marketing Agency

James Bitzes, Ernst & Young

Panel Discussion: Managing a cybersecurity breach can be a daunting task and the ramifications of a breach can be detrimental to your supplier and customer relationships, your employees, and your most valuable business assets. This Q&A Session will be led by a panel of experts including representatives from the FBI, the US Attorney General’s Office, and the Cybersecurity Consulting, Insurance, and Public Relations industries who help manage these issues every day. They will answer your questions regarding cybersecurity breaches as they relate to your supply chain, your employees’ and customers’ personally identifiable information, and your confidential information/IP Assets.









Shumaker attendees included: David Conaway, Scott La Porta, Warren Kean, Jim Culbreth, Josh Hayes, Heidi Team and Cheryl Elgin.


The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals


On September 14, 2016, at 11 a.m. EDT, my partner, David Grogan, will give a 75-minute presentation via webcast to The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals on the topic of “Preferences – Beating the Odds (a U.S. perspective).” You are invited to participate. We have arranged with ICTF for our invitees to attend at no charge. For more information, please visit ICTF and use code SLK for complimentary registration.


Questions, comments or want to learn more? Contact David Conaway at