Combating Counterfeit & Intellectual Property Rights Crime

Donald M. Anderson, CBP Attaché - Singapore, Office of International Affairs; Calvin A. Webb, Homeland Security Investigations, Regional Attaché, Singapore; and Margaret (Maggie) Hanson-Muse, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN, U.S. Embassy Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : May 22, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2018-05-22 11:45:00 2018-05-22 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Combating Counterfeit & Intellectual Property Rights Crimes - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore

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Description


Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by the Legal & IPR, Government & Regional Affairs, and Supply Chain, Transportation, & Logistics Committees

Agenda

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
             Registration
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm             Introduction of Speakers
12:05 pm – 01:05 pm             Presentation
01:05 pm – 01:30 pm             Q&A / Discussion

Synopsis

Criminal counterfeit goods are not only hazardous for public safety but also revenues from the sale of counterfeit goods are often used to support criminal organizations.
  E-commerce has made combating counterfeit and intellectual property rights crimes even more complex and is exacerbated by the “Dark Net”. According to the International Chamber of Commerce, the negative impacts of counterfeiting and piracy are projected to drain US$4.2 trillion from the global economy and put 5.4 million legitimate jobs at risk by 2022.

Join us for a session to learn more about how the different U.S. agencies from Custom and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) are combating counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Rights crimes. Representatives will be sharing about multi-layered approach to combating IPR crimes through sector/industry-specific investigative and intelligence initiatives, operational aspects of IPR enforcement and IP Attaché program which works to improve intellectual property systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders.

About the Speakers:

Donald M. Anderson
CBP Attaché - Singapore
Office of International Affairs

Mr. Donald Anderson was selected in 2017 as the CBP Attaché assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.
  Prior to his selection, Mr. Anderson was the Director of the North America Division in the Office of International Affairs where he was responsible for the coordination and support all CBP foreign initiatives, activities, policies, and programs in Mexico and Canada.

Mr. Anderson began his career in the Federal government in 1991 as a Customs Inspector in Nogales, Arizona where he was a member of the Contraband Enforcement Team working on passenger, trade, outbound, and rail operations.
  From 1996 to 2000, he was an Instructor/Course Developer at the U.S. Customs Academy in Glynco, Georgia.  In 2000, he moved to Washington, DC, as a Program Manager for the Outbound Enforcement Division where he coordinated national currency interdiction, stolen vehicle and anti-terrorism programs.  In 2002, Mr. Anderson was selected as the Assistant Director, Field Operations in Portland, Oregon, where he coordinated all aspects of CBP’s operations in Alaska, Colorado and Oregon.  From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Anderson served as the Port Director in Phoenix, Arizona, directed the targeting and inspection of all international aircraft, passengers and cargo entering and exiting the Area Port of Phoenix.  In 2010, Mr. Anderson transferred to Washington, DC in the role of Executive Director, International Operations, within the Office of International Affairs.  In this position, he oversaw the coordination of CBP’s foreign policies and programs, guided the negotiations of CBP’s bilateral and multilateral agreements and managed CBP’s Attachés and Representatives in 26 foreign countries.  He was selected in 2012 as the CBP Port Director at Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada, where he was in command of the fourth largest airport passenger processing operation in the agency, including the processing and enforcement of almost seven million passengers per year.

In Mr. Anderson’s 25 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer, he has presented courses on a variety of subjects to international audiences, including narcotics interdiction and border enforcement techniques.
  He is proficient in the Spanish language.

Mr. Anderson has been
honored with a 2014 CBP Commissioner’s Leadership Award for his outstanding ability to utilize strategic vision to develop and implement the redesign of Toronto port policies, procedures and culture.  He also received the 2015 DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal for meritorious service demonstrating tenacity and dedication to accomplish numerous previously unachievable agency goals and improvements.

Mr. Anderson performed undergraduate work at Southern Oregon University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology.
  He continued his education earning a Master's Degree in Education, with honors.  He is a graduate of CBP’s Command Leadership Academy, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program and CBP’s Leadership Institute.

Mr. Anderson is a native of California and is married with two children.

Calvin A. Webb
Homeland Security Investigations
Regional Attaché, Singapore

As the principle investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is responsible for enforcing a diverse portfolio of federal laws, more than any other federal agency. As the Regional Attaché in Singapore, Calvin A. Webb is responsible for day-to-day operations and initiatives within a vast area of responsibility (AOR) including the following countries; Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, and New Caledonia.

Attaché Webb began his federal law enforcement career in 2001 as a student Co-Op assigned to the U.S. Customs Service Office of Field Operations and Office of Investigations at JFK International Airport. In 2003, he became a Special Agent with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and was assigned to the JFK International Airport Narcotics Smuggling Unit, where he investigated international drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and money laundering organizations (MLOs). In 2006, he was assigned to the JFK Internal Conspiracy Group, where he conducted investigations focusing on corrupt JFK employees that criminally and fraudulently abused their public trust by utilizing their access to the international border and customs areas in furtherance of illicit gain. In 2007, he was awarded the honor of serving as an ICE & DHS Congressional Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives (110
th and 111th Congresses).

In September of 2009, he was promoted to National Program Manager within HSI’s Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, where he coordinated, developed, and oversaw various money laundering investigative programs, including the Kleptocracy (Foreign Corruption) program.
  In 2011, he was promoted to Section Chief for HSI’s National Gang Unit (NGU), where he developed HSI’s national and international transnational organized crime (TOC) and gang investigative initiatives and strategic enforcement operations. In 2012, he became the Group Supervisor for HSI Baltimore’s Transnational Organized Crime and Gangs investigations group. In this capacity, he led the group’s efforts in the pursuit of several violent and complex TOC and Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) investigations.

In 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for HSI’s field office in Newark, NJ. As the ASAC, he oversaw operations within his division that consisted of the following investigative groups; Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), Newark Liberty International Airport’s Internal Conspiracy and Response groups, and the Transnational Organized Crime & Gang Group. He was also responsible for HSI Newark’s Rapid Response Team (RRT).

Calvin Webb graduated cum laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with an academic focus on the Law and the U.S. Court System, while concurrently receiving an Academic Certificate in Security Management studies. He also earned a Master’s of Science degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University.

Attaché Webb has won several professional awards, to include; the ICE Director’s Award (2009) (2013) (2014) (2016), the New York/New Jersey Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Award of Excellence (2010), and a letter of Commendation from the HSI Executive Associate Director for his Congressional Service on behalf of ICE.

Margaret (Maggie) Hanson-Muse
Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN
U.S. Embassy Singapore

Maggie Hanson-Muse is a second generation Senior Foreign Service officer who has served in Mexico, Cote d’Ivoire, India (twice), Costa Rica, Peru, and Colombia. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, she worked for Allstate, General Electric, and Sprint.

From Singapore, Maggie oversees trade policy, promotion, enforcement and compliance programs as well as the administrative operations for seven U.S. Department of Commerce offices and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) located in: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Her offices also support Embassy partner post programs in Brunei, Cambodia, and Laos and activities with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U.S. EXIM Bank. Maggie has worked with the USG interagency to support FTA negotiations in Latin America. She has a MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University, and a B.A. cum laude in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Brandeis University. She speaks Spanish and French, and is an Advisory Board member of Women Corporate Directors.

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