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Frost Brown Todd Receives the Ohio Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award

Frost Brown Todd was the only Ohio law firm to receive the Ohio Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award in September 2010. Frost won awards on two prior occasions, and is believed to be the only law firm to receive it three times in the award’s history. Accepting the Award is Joe Dehner, Chairman of International Services at Frost Brown Todd, along with Ohio Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel and Grand Ohio Commodore Richard Moore.

Joe Dehner Receives Honor from Director General of the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service

Joe Dehner, Chairman of the International Services Group, received a Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade from the Director General of the US Foreign & Commercial Service, Suresh Kumar, in September 2010. Mr. Dehner served for nine years as Chairman of the Southern Ohio District Export Council, as an appointee of both Democratic and Republican US Secretaries of Commerce.

India-Business Alliance Hosted Director General of the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service

The India-U.S. Business Alliance held its first event last August, when it hosted the Director General of the US Foreign & Commercial Service at a dinner before his speaking engagement in Cincinnati. Mr. Suresh Kumar is Assistant Secretary of Commerce and heads the Foreign & Commercial Service, a worldwide part of the Commerce Department, which helps U.S. companies increase their exports and fight trade barriers. Neil Desai, of Frost Brown Todd (Cincinnati office), is Secretary of the new organization, which Joe Dehner (Frost Brown Todd) formed in July. Both Joe and Neil are on the Board of the IUSBA. Board members are pictured, and include representatives of leading companies, the Cincinnati USA Chamber and others.

FBT Hosts Delegation from Hubei Province at Governor Strickland's Residence

(From left to right) Liu Zhaolin, Vice-Director, Hubei Provincial Commission of Development & Reform; Matt Forgue, FBT; Xiao Zavon, President, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Yan Puliu, Party Secretary of CPC Dongxihu District Committee, Wuhan; Ted Strickland, Governor of Ohio; Dan Cunningham, Chairman, Long-Stanton, Inc.; Joe Dehner, FBT; Hon. Harry Meshel, past President of the Ohio Senate

Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati Hosts Madeleine Albright

On January 30, the Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati hosted Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, for an off-the-record discussion of US foreign policy. Joe Dehner, Chairman of the FPLC of GC, greeted Secretary Albright, and recognized that when she was appointed as the 64th US Secretary of State, she became at the time the highest ranking woman ever to serve in the US Government.  The session took place at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati.  Appearing in this photograph taken at the event are (from left): Newly elected Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper, Secretary Albright, Joe Dehner, and Noel Julnes-Dehner.

2006 Annual MULTILAW Meeting, Beijing, China

In this photograph taken at the 2006 Annual MULTILAW Conference held October 19–22 in Beijing, China, Frost Brown Todd member Susan Faller appears with Larry Renaldi, founder of O.N.A. Susan and Larry
both gave presentations at this meeting. 

September Visit to China

This photograph of Dillon Shi, Paul Lemke, and Li Yonghong, a translator for the Foreign Affairs Department of Hubei Province, China, was taken in the Wuhan Special Economic Development Zone during a visit by Dillon Shi, Paul Lemke and Joe Dehner in September.

2006 Annual ISG Retreat


Members of Frost Brown Todd's International Trade Services Group photographed at the ISG's annual retreat on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Frost Brown Todd's Cincinnati offices.   

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Joseph J. Dehner Joe Dehner concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes. He counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including transnational investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, customs and trade issues, international business structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.