Clarisse A. Morgan is Senior Counsellor in the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization, where she has served since 1995. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in high-level policymaking in a broad range of topics. Most notably, she has led teams of policy advisors providing expert technical assistance to Member governments, been integral to high-level multi-stakeholder policy negotiations, and provided expert legal and policy advice to many WTO dispute settlement panels. Recently, she created a set of experiential eLearning training modules to provide an integrated learning tool for national government officials.
Bharat Dube is a graduate of Duke Law School (J.D. ’86) and is a graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic, and Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude, ’83).
He is the founder and Executive Chair of Strategic IP Information Pte. Ltd. (www.sipi-ip.com), Asia’s leading online brand protection company.
Bharat was a key member of the litigation and enforcement team of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods conglomerate, between 1990 and 2010 and headed Richemont’s global IP litigation team for several years. At Richemont, he was particularly responsible for the Group’s two principal brands, Cartier and Montblanc. Prior to joining Richemont, Bharat worked with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva. He has lectured extensively at IP symposia around the world, including events sponsored by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the International Trademark Association, ACACAP, WIPO and various bar associations and universities.
John Jameson founded Winning Connections in 1996 to build on his telecommunications, political and government experience. Under his leadership, the firm has become America’s premier telephone voter contact firm for progressive groups, causes, and candidates. John has led Winning Connections to earn more Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants than any other firm in the field. Its research-driven approach has helped win some of the closest races in the country, including Jon Tester for Senate, Al Franken for Senate, and Dan Malloy for Governor. Their clients have ranged from Planned Parenthood, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Sierra Club to Obama for President, the American Cancer Association and the Human Rights Campaign. Prior to starting Winning Connections, John garnered significant political and telecommunications experience. He managed four state-wide campaigns, and served as a congressional chief-of-staff, and gained in-depth knowledge of telephone technology at American Mobile Satellite Corporation.