White House Author
Former U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Victoria A. Espinel was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on December 4, 2009 as the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Ms. Espinel served in the Executive Office of the President and was charged with developing and implementing the Administration’s overall strategy for enforcement of intellectual property. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Espinel taught international trade law and intellectual property law at George Mason University School of Law. In 2007, Ms Espinel was asked to serve as the first Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property and Innovation. In that capacity, she was the chief US trade negotiator for intellectual property and innovation and was responsible for developing US trade policy on intellectual property and innovation.