Member Staff News: Spring 2009

USCIB Member News

ICC’s Intellectual Property Commission has appointed Douglas W. Kenyon of the law firm Hunton & Williams to head a task force on data exclusivity. As a partner with the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practice and previous chair of ICC’s task force on Chinese trademark law revision, Mr. Kenyon has litigated in tribunals around the world, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the European Commission and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Brian Fix, a partner with the law firm Salans, will succeed Michael Hodin of Pfizer as the new Chairman of USCIB’s European Union Committee. Mr. Fix specializes in structuring of investments into Europe and emerging markets, joint venture transactions, project finance, the development and construction of large infrastructure projects, and the media. …William Sample, vice president of worldwide income tax with Microsoft Corporation, is the new vice chair of USCIB’s Taxation Committee … Geoffrey Gamble, director of international government affairs with DuPont, has been named vice chair of the ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy. He joins Rajya Kanoria, chairman and managing director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries and president of ICC India, who was appointed to chair the commission last October.

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We mourn the death of Lee Morgan who passed away in January at age 89.  The former chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., Mr. Morgan was the 1982 recipient of USCIB’s International Leadership Award.


USCIB Staff News

In addition to his appointment to serve on a key National Academy of Sciences panel on forced labor (see story), Adam Greene has been nominated to serve as a non-government member of the Agriculture Department’s Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products, where he would represent private agriculture-related enterprises.

Staff Contact:   Kira Yevtukhova

Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 202.617.3160

Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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