Joe Giblin is an economic officer at the U.S. Department of State International Intellectual Property Enforcement Office
and has a portfolio that includes fighting trafficking in counterfeit goods and piracy of intellectual property. Joe leads
the U.S. delegation to the Office of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Task Force on countering illicit
trade and represents the state department at the World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on
copyright and related rights. He also serves as the U.S. Department of State liaison officer to the National Intellectual
Property Rights Coordination Center. Among other initiatives, Joe is currently working on a project to document and
publicize the toxic dangers of counterfeit products. Commissioned as a reserve officer in the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers upon graduation from Fordham University, Joe served in the U.S. Army Reserves while attending New York
Law School. He transferred to the Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG) following law school, practicing in New York
City. Following September 11, 2001, Joe volunteered for active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves with active duty
military tours in Fort Dix, Baghdad, and the Pentagon. In 2009, Joe retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, the
same year he joined the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer. Joe has served overseas with the State
Department in Bogota, Colombia, and Dubai.
Joseph Sveska has investigated various types of crimes for more than seventeen years. He is currently a special agent
(SA) 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, SA Sveska conducts investigations into various
crimes on the dark net and network intrusions. SA Sveska has also been assigned to groups investigating financial
crimes, immigration, child exploitation, and counterfeit currency. Prior to his current assignment, SA Sveska worked for
the United States Secret Service and has been assigned to Detroit and Washington DC. SA Sveska resides in the Detroit
metropolitan area. He is married with one young child.
Kaleigh Miller leads Amazon’s global brand relations team covering the Americas. Kaleigh joined Amazon in 2016 and
works with brands, industry associations, government regulators, and law enforcement to advance Amazon’s brand
protection programs. She leads a team of global brand relations managers who act as brand ambassadors in Amazon’s
efforts to prevent counterfeits, working with industry associations through memoranda of understanding and
innovative pilot programs that create structured mechanisms for constructive feedback allowing Amazon to improve its
programs in response to brands’ needs. Kaleigh has over 9 years of brand protection industry experience previously
working for the Motion Picture Association of America and MarkMonitor.
Kari Kammel is the assistant director for education and outreach at the Center Anti-Counterfeiting and Product
Protection and adjunct professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. Kari works on professional training,
adult education, program management and design spanning multiple disciplines. She enjoys working on the center’s
executive education programming, outreach and collaboration on and off-campus, managing the student program, and
research on legal issues pertaining to trademark counterfeiting. She has researched on a comprehensive analysis of U.S.
state anti-counterfeiting laws and case law as well as legal issues in the Middle East. She enjoys working at the center
because of its multi-disciplinary focus, creative solutions, and cutting-edge research. Prior to coming to the center, she
spent a significant time working, traveling, and living in the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq, United Arab Emirates,
Libya, Jordan, and others. She was deputy chief of party at DePaul College of Law’s Iraq office, where she managed
rule of law programs; and deputy executive director in the Chicago office. She is a licensed attorney in Illinois and
Michigan with a juris doctor degree from DePaul University, a master degree in political science from the American
University in Cairo, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago.
Kasie Brill is the senior director of brand protection at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center
(GIPC) and the executive director of the Global Brand Council. Kasie advocates for the protection of IP rights both
online and in physical markets with a special focus on designing public policy solutions to combat counterfeit goods.
Prior to joining the Global Innovation Policy Center, Kasie served as an advisor to private sector clients fighting illegal
online pharmacies. She also served as law clerk to The Honorable C. Ray Mullins, Chief Judge for the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Kasie is a graduate of both Michigan State
University and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. During law school, Kasie served as president of the Student
Bar Association, on the executive board of the Sherman Minton Moot Court, Law Alumni Board, Admissions Committee,
and 2012 Class Campaign for Excellence. She also worked as a research assistant on issues of globalization with a
specialization on the global impact of counterfeit luxury goods. Kasie has a wide range of expertise in multiple
disciplines. She worked for a national advertising agency, and in a variety of federal government positions including
work on Capitol Hill, at the United States Supreme Court, and at the Federal Judicial Center.