Daniel Mark Ogden, Esq., is an attorney at law, a licensed customs broker, and an international trade consultant who for over 20 years has counseled and represented companies on various aspects of international trade and business. With advanced degrees and proficiency in both law and international business management, he possesses an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by firms involved in international trade not only from a legal but also a managerial and business perspective.
His professional services, which encompass a comprehensive range of international trade and business legal services and international trade consulting, are designed to assist U.S. firms in proactively managing the legal and business risks that result from their international trade and foreign business operations as well as from their domestic business, and to assist foreign firms in doing business in the United States. In addition to maintaining an active international trade and business law practice, he also frequently serves as a consultant and an expert witness in export and import compliance matters and conducts international trade compliance training.
He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the North Texas District Export Council where he currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the NTDEC and the Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee. He also serves on the DEC National Steering Committee where he currently Chairs the Trade Policy Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the International Business and Trade Advisory Committee at Richland College.
He regularly serves as a moderator and presenter at NTDEC export compliance conferences, including the NTDEC Spring 2009 Non-U.S. Trade Controls conference where he chaired a panel on Global Trade Compliance Management Design and Structure, and the NTDEC Fall 2007 Exporters & Third Parties conference where he spoke on Export Compliance & Foreign Distribution Intermediaries. He also participated in the Baylor University 2007 Global Business Forum where he discussed U.S. Regulation of International Trade. He has further been a frequent guest speaker to a variety of organizations on such topics as International Sales Contracts; Foreign Agency and Distributorship Law; Export Trade Practices; Legal Aspects of Importing; and Foundations of Successful Exporting& Importing.
He has taught Transnational Law and Business Transactions at the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in Tianjin, China; Introduction to International Business and Trade, International Marketing Management, and International Business Law at Richland College; and Export/Import Transaction Practices at Brookhaven College. He has also been a guest lecturer in International Business Transactions at Texas Tech University School of Law and in Export Market Development at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management.
He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1987 from Texas Tech University School of Law and a Masters degree in International Management in 1984 from the University of Texas at Dallas Graduate School of Management. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Texas, he is admitted to practice and has represented clients before the U.S. Court of International Trade (Bell vs. United States, 17 C.I.T. 1220, 839 F. Supp. 874, 1993), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the U.S. Trademark Office. He also holds a customs broker license from the U.S. Customs Service (License No. 12477) which he received in 1991.