Robert C. Barchiesi
ROBERT BARCHIESI found a home for his passion, vision, and creativity when he learned about the harm that counterfeit goods can inflict on his family, friends and by extension people across the globe. Looking back on his career in law enforcement, he characterizes this harm “as bad as the worst drug dealer pushing poison.” As a strategic thinker, talent scout and orchestrator of successful interventions, Bob is relentless in helping organizations address this very important issue.
Bob is the President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) joining the leadership team in 2008. The IACC is one of the world’s oldest and largest trade associations and represents diverse industries including some of the world’s most famous brands such as Apple, Disney, Exxon, Johnson & Johnson, Louis Vuitton, Pfizer, and Universal Music to name a few. The organization has been a driving force in protecting consumers from the harm of counterfeit products that kill people, kill jobs and kill innovation. During his leadership over the past ten years, Bob developed a strategy to build a coalition of willing companies in the fight against fakes. As a result, and for the first time, e-commerce companies such as Alibaba, Amazon, Google, Mastercard and Visa began working hand in hand with brands to materially reduce the distribution of counterfeit goods online.
Earlier, Bob had a distinguished career in leadership roles as Special Agent-in-Charge at the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General, Detective Sergeant with the New York City Police Department, Inspector with the Osceola County Florida Sheriff’s Department and Chief of Police in Crystal River, Florida. He was also Director of Investigations for the Recording Industry Association of America. Bob began his career as a Patrol Officer with the U.S. Customs Service.
Bob is frequently interviewed by major media outlets including ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, The Today Show, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal about global anti-counterfeiting strategies, cross-industry collaboration, and the impact of counterfeiting on governments and consumers. He has testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the Italian Parliament and made a presentation at the Vatican on forced child labor. Bob serves on the Board of Europol’s IP Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3), a major European law enforcement agency.
Bob is a sought-after keynote speaker at anti-counterfeiting conferences around the world and serves on the editorial panel for the World Intellectual Property Review magazine. He is the author of Rock Solid, a non-fiction book about his work on the NYPD investigating a major drug cartel; the book is listed in the 137th edition of “Contemporary Authors.” Bob received an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and a B.S. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is also a Lifetime member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Dawn Buonocore Atlas
Dawn Atlas is the Vice President, Enforcement and Assistant General Counsel of Calvin Klein, Inc. She has been responsible for the worldwide enforcement of intellectual property for Calvin Klein for over 20 years.
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 Director in between. She has also served as the Chair of the Brand Protection Counsel of the American Apparel and Footwear Association.
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 the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law in 1995 where she served as Editor in Chief of Franklin Pierce’s Law Review IDEA The Journal of Law and Technology.
Dawn Buonocore Atlas
Board of Directors
Barbara Delli Carpini
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co., Inc.
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.
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.
Senior 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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior 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.
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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