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