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Anne Keough is an intelligence analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Unit. The FBI investigates IPR violations focusing on those that present health and safety threats, critical infrastructure threats, and violations with significant economic impact. The unit is embedded at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center where they work with 24 federal and international partner agencies. Ms. Keough joined the FBI in 2016 with the Money Laundering Intelligence Unit. In addition to traditional money laundering investigations, she focused on darknet marketplaces, dark web hidden services, and the illicit use of virtual currency. Her team led coordinated law enforcement takedowns of major darknet marketplaces which were used to sell illegal drugs linked to overdose deaths; stolen identities, fraudulent documents, and counterfeits; malware and computer intrusion services; toxic chemicals; firearms; and a host of other illegal content. Prior to completing her degree in international affairs from George Washington University, Ms. Keough spent several months working at the U.S. Embassy in London. In conjunction with United Kingdom officials, she investigated visa fraud and assisted overseas Americans who fell victim to fraud and internet scams. Bill Ross currently serves as a senior advisor to the director of the National IPR Center in Arlington, VA. In this role, Mr. Ross provides technical and strategic guidance to IPR Center senior managers and staff on questions relating to IPRC operations, partner engagement and strategic planning. Mr. Ross retired from government service in December 2018 as the HSI Deputy Director at the National IPR Center after over 31 years investigative and management experience with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the its legacy agency U.S. Customs Service. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Ross served in several senior management positions for HSI in the areas of information management, asset forfeiture and technical operations. Mr. Ross’ first assignment at HSI Headquarters was as a unit chief at the National IPR Center overseeing both the IP and global outreach and training units. Prior to his assignment to HSI Headquarters, Mr. Ross served for four years as a section chief at the ICE Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia with oversight of the basic training program of all HSI Special Agents. Mr. Ross began his career as a US Customs Service Special Agent, serving for twenty years in the Charleston, SC area conducting criminal investigations involving intellectual property, commercial fraud, money laundering, narcotics smuggling, counter-proliferation and anti-terrorism. Casie Wakeley is a recent graduate of Michigan State University and former A-CAPP Center intern. She spent two semesters with the A-CAPP Center researching counterfeit products while she earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice. The summer before her senior year, Casie worked as a brand protection intern at Whirlpool Corporation's global headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan. During her time with Whirlpool Corporation's legal department, she analyzed counterfeit goods, provided legal support, and researched gray marketing. After graduating in May 2019, Casie joined Whirlpool Corporation full-time as a security awareness analyst educating users and managing simulated phishing campaigns. Still, her interest in counterfeit consumer goods and gray marketing remains strong. Changyong Cao directs the Laboratory for Soft Machines and Electronics at Michigan State University and his principal department is packaging. He received his doctor of philosphy degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2014. Then he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University until 2017. His research interests are primarily in the areas of soft materials, nanomaterials, emerging electronics as well as additive manufacturing, including smart materials and structures, soft robotics, printable/flexible/stretchable electronics, smart packaging system, biomedical devices, and 3D/4D printing materials and technologies. He is now serving as editorial board member of two international journals and has published over 40 scientific papers in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Advanced Electronic Materials, ACS Nano, Biomaterials etc. He is a member of Materials Research Society (MRS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Engineering Science (SES), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), and Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN). Charisma Hampton is an attorney-advisor with the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Within the Office of Policy and International Affairs, Ms. Hampton works on the enforcement team and provides policy leadership, advocacy, capacity-building and technical expertise on domestic and international intellectual property enforcement matters. Ms. Hampton assists in the promotion of effective and efficient intellectual property systems, both nationally and internationally, through consultations and the provision of technical assistance and capacity building workshops. Ms. Hampton works with foreign governments and U.S. agencies on the substantive legal and technical analysis of intellectual property rights enforcement laws, judicial regimes, civil and criminal procedures, border measures and administrative regulations relating to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Her regional portfolio includes the South America, the Caribbean Community Member Countries and Central America. Her work primarily focuses on issues related to trademark counterfeiting, counterfeit medicines, counterfeit agricultural chemicals, digital piracy, e-commerce and online IP protections and enforcement. Ms. Hampton is a graduate of Vassar College and American University’s Washington College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. 8