Tough International HR Challenges Series: Sheena Goes to Shanghai!


You are invited to the March education program of the Houston International HR Roundtable.  Our speaker will be Jordan Cowman of Akin Gump presenting “Sheena Goes to Shanghai.”

China.  A vibrant economy.  The global impact of an emerging world power.  Currency and trade issues.  Enormous business opportunities.  Enormous problems!

China’s rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment presents a daunting array of issues.  Even for the most sophisticated, experienced and knowledgeable HR professional, doing business in China, together with internal and external compliance challenges, can be supremely confusing.  Whether you are a seasoned professional in the international human resources field, or a newcomer to this oftentimes difficult and uncertain area, you simply MUST come to our March 23 International HR Roundtable presentation, Sheena Goes to Shanghai!

Our speaker, international lawyer Jordan W. Cowman, will enlighten us with a fun, lively and informative presentation of the most pressing HR issues facing US companies doing business in China.  Please bring yourself and a friend, along with your questions and your business cards, and get ready for a top-notch morning program.

One of our goals for this program is to set a new attendance record…can we count on you to be there and help us?


Jordan Cowman is a Partner in the Dallas, Texas, office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He specializes in international labor and employment law and counseling on employment litigation, international public policy, cross-border matters and corporate compliance.Mr. Cowman is a director of the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and a member of the U.S. Council for International Business’ International Labor and Employment Law Committee. He was an employer advisor to the United Nations’ International Labor Organization in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He is past chairman of the Texas Lyceum Association.

Directions and Parking Information: Heritage Plaza is across from the downtown Doubletree Hotel.  Parking is available at the Doubletree hotel or  Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage,  200 Clay, Houston 77002.You can park at the Doubletree hotel and walk across the street to the building – proceed to the 45th floor.  Alternatively, park in the Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage – address of the garage is 200 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002.  If you park in the Clay Street Garage, park in any space that is not marked “Reserved.”  Take the elevator in the Clay Street Garage  to the Basement (‘B’).  Upon reaching Basement level, turn left and follow the hallway until you reach the wall with the large ‘H’ on it.  Turn left and immediately on the right you will see two elevators.  Take the elevator to the Sky Lobby (‘SL’).  Once you reach the Sky Lobby, turn right and proceed to the middle bank of elevators.  Proceed to the 45th floor to the Deloitte reception area – this is the floor where the meeting will take place.

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