Lorin Allain is a Homeland Security Investigations special agent and has a total of eleven years law enforcement
experience, beginning her law enforcement career with HSI in 2008 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. While stationed
there she investigated criminal violations of child exploitation, human smuggling, narcotics smuggling, identity theft,
and other criminal violations for various programmatic areas. In 2011 she received a transfer to Detroit, Michigan where
she became a member of the Global Trade Task Force (GTTF). The GTTF consists of special agents and officers from
HSI’s Global Trade Investigations/ Counter-Proliferation Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection-Office of
Field Operations, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Office of
Criminal Investigations, and the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security. The GTTF’s goal is
to leverage robust import and export controls and combine investigative, interdiction, regulatory, and licensing
capabilities from all partner agencies to combat illicit trade fraud crimes. She holds a bachelor of science degree in
criminal justice from Michigan State University.
Meredith Gore is a conservation social scientist whose interdisciplinary research is focused on using principles of risk
to explore relationships between human behavior and the environment. Her scientific interests and teaching portfolio
include community-based natural resources conservation, environmental crime, and science diplomacy. Her edited
volume on Conservation Criminology was the first textbook synthesizing principles of conservation biology, decision
science and criminology as they relate to environmental overexploitation. Dr. Gore has conducted applied
conservation social science research on these topics in over 15 countries on 4 continents. She is currently an associate
professor in the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU); she was jointly appointed in
MSU’s School of Criminal Justice for a decade. Dr. Gore is a National Academies of Sciences Jefferson Science Fellow
& Senior Science Advisor, U.S. Department of State and an Embassy Science Fellow to the U.S. Mission to the African
Union and Regional Environmental Office East Africa. Meredith supports the United Nations Office on Drugs and
Crime’s Education 4 Justice Program Champion Network on Wildlife Crime, the Global Initiative on Transnational
Organized Crime, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Mapping Wildlife Trafficking in Africa and
Wildlife Conservation Society’s African Urban Bushmeat Project. She previously served as past president of the
Society for Conservation Biology’s Social Science Working Group and on the National Geographic Society Committee
for Research and Exploration. Dr. Gore received her Doctor of physiology in Natural Resource Policy and Management
from Cornell University, masters in Environment and Resource Policy from George Washington University, and
bachelors in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University.
Nasim Arbabzadeh is a lead data scientist at Johnson and Johnson. She is part of the enterprise supply chain—digital
and analytics team within the strategy, innovation and deployment organization. Her responsibilities include analysis
of business issues that span across different processes in order to enable end-to-end decision making towards impact
through modeling and optimization. Nasim holds a doctorate degree in industrial and systems engineering from
Rutgers University and a master’s degree with distinction from Iran University of Science and Technology. Her main
areas of expertise are advanced statistical modeling, stochastic modeling and machine learning with applications to
transportation safety, healthcare and brand protection.
Nate Davis is an in-house attorney at Whirlpool Corporation, where he is responsible for intellectual property
acquisition, enforcement, and defense against third party claims. Nate also built and leads Whirlpool's Global
Consumer & Brand Protection Team. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Nate spent six years in private practice at a law firm
specializing in intellectual property litigation and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sharon Prost at the United
States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nate received a juris doctor from the University of California, Berkeley
and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Paul Castillon is a sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department (Texas). He has been with SAPD for thirteen years
and has worked both patrol and investigations. Over the last four years, he has been a supervisor in the Financial
Crimes Unit overseeing investigations into identity theft and fraud to include violations of intellectual property rights.
Before SAPD, Paul worked in the financial services industry for seven years and graduated from the Mays College of
Business at Texas A&M University in 1999.