Brand Protection Strategy Summit 2019 Brand Protection Strategy Summit Agenda | Page 14

KE James Kryskowiak has a diverse security background going back 23 years where his career first began as a member of the United States Marine Corps. After his enlistment, James transitioned to a private military contract for the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Program. In 2006, James entered the Raleigh North Carolina Police Academy and spent just shy of 12 years with RPD leaving as a supervisor in field operations. James was also a member of the North Carolina Anti-counterfeit Trademark Task Force for 9 years during which time he was recognized by the NC Secretary of State with the Trademark Protector Award for investigations and an Exemplary Performance Award for his IP related training and outreach. James is also a prior A-CAPP Brand Protection Hero Award winner. James published an article in the A-CAPP Brand Protection Professional regarding the use of local law enforcement in brand protection and an article in the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys Training Journal regarding the importance of counterfeit investigations; the latter article spurned an in person training where brand protection professionals and MSU ACAPP personnel trained the prosecutors on the importance of prosecuting IP related cases. James developed and taught an IP crimes investigations course that was hosted by the NC Community College Systems Law Enforcement Program for several years reaching close to 100 local officers. In 2017, James left law enforcement to pursue a career in brand protection and transitioned earlier this year into his current role as the senior security lead, North America at Syngenta. Jack Costello is an assistant state’s attorney with the Cook County State Attorney Office’s (CCSAO) Public Corruption & Financial Crimes Unit. In that capacity, ASA Costello investigates and prosecutes a wide range of financial cases, including copyright infringement, counterfeit currency, ID theft, embezzlement, and more. ASA Costello has served with the CCSAO for 12 years, and in that time has prosecuted cases ranging from traffic cases and low-level misdemeanors, all the way up to kidnappings, sexual assaults, and multiple-defendant murder cases. ASA Costello has handled dozens of appellate cases, and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana, and the DePaul College of Law. Jahaira Torrens started her law enforcement career as a detective for the Puerto Rico Police Department in 1994, where she served as an investigator in narcotics, stolen vehicles, and fraud matters. In 2001, Jahaira was recognized by the FBI for her investigative efforts in a major police corruption investigation “Honor Perdido” (Lost Honor). She left the PRPD in 2009 to start her career as a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. SA Torrens is currently assigned to the Raleigh, North Carolina field office where she focuses on matters pertaining to cargo smuggling, IPR violations and immigration law compliance. Jared Murphey has investigated and supervised investigations of transnational crime for more than eighteen years. He is currently an assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) assigned to the Detroit field office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the principal investigative agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In his current assignment, ASAC Murphey oversees more than fifty special agents, task force officers, and intelligence analysts who investigate counterproliferation, human smuggling and trafficking, trade crime, and counterterrorism. ASAC Murphey has extensive experience working with a variety of domestic and international law enforcement partners in the fight against transnational crime. Prior to his current assignment, ASAC Murphey served at HSI headquarters in Washington, DC as the deputy chief of staff of international operations. Before that, he was assigned to the HSI office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to serving overseas, ASAC Murphey was previously assigned to HSI’s two largest domestic offices in New York and Los Angeles. ASAC Murphey resides in the Detroit metropolitan area. He is married with two young children. Jason Kosofsky is a senior global brand protection investigator for Ford Motor Company. He has over 15 years of experience in combating automotive counterfeiting and intellectual property enforcement. He is a board member and communication chair of the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (known as “A2C2)”, a collaboration of 11 automotive manufacturers focusing joint efforts to eliminate counterfeit automotive parts posing a safety risk to consumers. Jason is a graduate of Northwood University. Jason Gull is a Senior Counsel in the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice. In addition to prosecuting criminal copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases, he advises federal prosecutors and investigators on intellectual property, computer crime, and electronic evidence issues. Mr. Gull is active in policy matters, including coordinating with other U.S. government components on the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, and international agreements related to intellectual property and cybercrime. He has represented the United States in several international fora, including the Council of Europe and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has conducted training on IP and cybercrime enforcement around the world. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Gull was a litigator in private practice, where he was involved in intellectual property, securities, insurance coverage, and white-collar criminal cases. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan Law School. 11