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Robert C. Barchiesi


Robert (Bob) Barchiesi is President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). In this role, Bob leads one of the world’s oldest and largest trade associations representing exclusively the interests of over 250 companies concerned with trademark counterfeiting and the related theft of intellectual property.

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Mr. Barchiesi joined the IACC in 2008. Under his leadership, the organization has almost doubled its membership and expanded its initiatives into Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Barchiesi also spearheaded the development of the IACC RogueBlock® initiative – a voluntary agreement and strategic partnership with MasterCard, Visa Europe, Visa International, PayPal, Discover / PULSE / Diners Club, American Express, MoneyGram and Western Union. The initiative focuses on combating rogue websites and online marketplaces. He also led the launch of IACC MarketSafe, an initiative with Alibaba and IACC to address counterfeit products on the company’s e-commerce platforms, Taobao and TMall.

Prior to his appointment as the IACC President, Bob has had a distinguished career serving in leadership positions at the Recording Industry Association of America, the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General, and as the Chief of Police in Crystal River, Florida.

Mr. Barchiesi has spoken to influential media including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, and other major media outlets about global anti-counterfeiting strategies, voluntary agreements, and the impact of counterfeiting on governments and consumers. Bob has also testified before Congress and is a frequent keynote speaker at anti-counterfeiting conferences around the world. Mr. Barchiesi serves on the editorial panel for the World Intellectual Property Review magazine and is listed in the 137th edition of “Contemporary Authors.”

Mr. Barchiesi received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and his B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 


Dawn Buonocore Atlas

IACC Chair

Dawn Atlas is the Vice President, Enforcement and Assistant General Counsel for Calvin Klein, Inc. She has been responsible for the worldwide enforcement of intellectual property for Calvin Klein for 15 years.

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Dawn is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to intellectual property enforcement. She held this position from 2002 through 2006 and again from 2012 to present, serving on the Executive Board as a Director in between. She has also served as the Chair of the Brand Protection Counsel of the American Apparel and Footwear Association since 2008.

Before joining Calvin Klein in 1999, Dawn was a Patent and Trademark Associate with Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto in New York.

Dawn graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from Union College in 1990. She received her J.D. and Master of Intellectual Property degrees from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1995 where she served as Editor in Chief of Franklin Pierce’s Law Review IDEA The Journal of Law and Technology.

Executive Board

  • Dawn Buonocore Atlas

    Calvin Klein


  • Adrienne Hahn

    Chanel Inc.


  • Brian Monks

    Underwriters Laboratories

  • Jim Duggan

    Coty, Inc.


  • Lewis Rice

    Estee Lauder

  • Marcus Cohen

    Recording Industry Association of America

  • Scott Gelin


Board of Directors

  • Barbara Delli Carpini

    Nike, Inc.

  • Cynthia Tregillis

    Western Digital

  • Jennie Martel


  • Joe Hendrix

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Lev Kubiak

    Pfizer Inc.

  • Melissa Roth


  • Richard Kaeser

    Johnson & Johnson

  • Tony Zook

    Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Zach Toczynski

    Levi Strauss


IACC Executive Staff


Travis D. Johnson Esq.

Vice President – Legislative Affairs, Senior Counsel

Travis oversees all aspects of the organization’s government relations and policy development functions in North America, and serves as the IACC’s primary lobbyist in Washington. He also takes part in the organization’s relations with international governments and association partners and leads the development of IACC’s MOUs. In addition, he serves as the IACC's senior in-house attorney, advising the organization on a variety of corporate legal matters.

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Since joining the IACC in 2005, Mr. Johnson has co-authored the IACC/INTA Model State Criminal Trademark Counterfeiting Statute; served as the principal author of criminal trademark legislation enacted in six states; testified before a number of state legislatures and the U.S. House of Representatives, and overseen the organization’s annual Special 301 submission to the U.S. Trade Representative.


Candice Li-Uzoigwe

Vice President – Chief of Staff

Candice works with the IACC President to develop and implement operating strategies to meet the IACC's objectives, including further expanding the organization’s international programs and government relations. She also oversees IACC’s global public affairs, communications, and membership engagement.

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Prior to joining IACC, Candice worked with the International Trademark Association (INTA) for more than six years where she was responsible for INTA’s global and regional anti-counterfeiting initiatives, and led its participation in international forums and partnership.

Before INTA, Candice held several positions over the course of seven years at APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. She spent time in APCO’s Beijing and Washington DC offices for five years and one and a half years, respectively. While in Beijing, she oversaw internal and external communications, membership services and foreign government engagement for the Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC), and was involved developing strategic communications and public affairs programs targeted at the Chinese market for foreign companies. While in APCO’s office in D.C., Candice developed and oversaw community and philanthropic initiatives as well as communications programs for multinational clients.

Candice received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from Barnard College, Columbia University.


Michael Walsh

Vice President – Training and Administration

Mike oversees all aspects of the IACC’s domestic and international training, coordinating events from Latin America to Europe to the Middle East. Additionally, he oversees and ensures processes are in place for records management, compensation, benefit plans, talent acquisition and onboarding.

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Prior to joining the IACC, Mike managed security at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City overseeing investigations, administration, technology and training. Prior to that, Mike held the position of Detective Lieutenant with the New York City Police Department directing investigations into traditional organized crime, narcotics and vice and serving as the commander of the New York County District Attorney’s Office Detective Squad.


Lara Miller

Counsel, Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Lara Miller is Counsel, Vice President - Corporate Strategy at the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). She provides strategic oversight and legal support for the organization’s overall operations, and is responsible for the IACC’s strategic initiatives, including collaborations between the IACC, law-enforcement, rights-holders, and intermediaries. She also frequently represents the IACC at international industry events, seminars, and law enforcement trainings, speaking on topics such as online threat mitigation and anti-counterfeiting trends and challenges.

Lara has professional experience ranging from communications and corporate sponsorship, to intellectual property law and corporate law, at organizations in the sports entertainment, architecture, and luxury apparel industries.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Post-Graduate degree in Corporate Communications from Seneca College, and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

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While at Fordham, Lara was a board member of the Dispute Resolution Society as well as a competitor and co-coach for Fordham’s Wilem C. Vis International Arbitration Competition team in Hong Kong. She also served as a judicial intern for the Kings County Supreme Court, a legal intern at the Samuelson H. Glushko Intellectual Property & Information Law Clinic, the Student Director of Fordham's Fashion Law Institute Clinic, and an in-house legal intern at PRADA USA Corp.

Prior to law school, Lara interned in the Corporate Partnerships department of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and subsequently managed all office operations and internal communications for Hariri Pontarini Architects. She was also a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) instructor and tutor at Kaplan Test-Prep & Admissions.

Before joining the IACC, Lara worked for a boutique firm in New York focusing on intellectual property and corporate law matters.

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