LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that partner Robert C. Bonner will receive the Supply Chain Security Leadership Award from the International Cargo Security Council in recognition of his accomplishments during his tenure as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ICSC bestows the award to individuals that have made a significant difference in improving supply chain security.
The award ceremony will be held in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, June 13 at the Gaylord Opryland in conjunction with the Council’s annual conference.
About Robert C. Bonner
From 2003 through December 2005, Bonner served as the first Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for managing, controlling and securing the United States’ borders, while facilitating global trade and travel.
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Bonner created the unprecedented Container Security Initiative (CSI) and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) – both continue to revolutionize the security and more efficient movement of trade around the world. At the same time. Bonner focused on securing international supply chains from the terrorist threat, he also pursued and implemented a national border control strategy to secure America’s borders. This strategy consists of a centralized command structure, rapid response capability, and a defense-in-depth, while relying upon highly-trained personnel, strengthened infrastructure and improved technology.
Currently a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson Dunn, Bonner focuses his practice on internal investigations, high-stakes civil litigation and defense of government enforcement actions, and he advises on the intersection of homeland security, international trade and customs issues.
The International Cargo Security Council is an association representing approximately 1,200 professionals active in intermodal transportation and supply chain security. CSC members have a wide range of responsibilities and interests, including but not limited to shipping, loss prevention, risk management and counterterrorism. Many ICSC members hold senior positions in the private or public sector, from multinational manufacturing companies and trade logistics providers to security technology firms and law enforcement entities. For more information, visit www.cargosecurity.com.