Michael V. Cerny
Chief Legal Officer
Michael Cerny, an attorney, has more than 30 years of experience in customs and international trade, with extensive work in duty-drawback law and practice. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany, where he played varsity lacrosse for the Albany Great Danes. He earned his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Mr. Cerny practices in the U.S. Court of International Trade and is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, the American Bar Association section of International Law and Practice, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trade Support Network and was selected by CBP to serve as a TSN Trade Ambassador as well as a Trade Leadership Council member; further, he is the TSN Drawback Committee chair. In addition to his TSN roles, Mr. Cerny serves on the board of governors for the American Association of Exporters and Importers and is chair of the Drawback Committee for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America and co-chair of AAEI’s Drawback and Duty Deferral Committee. He writes and speaks frequently on customs and trade issues, including duty drawback.