2023 speakers

Chris Israel


Chris is one of the nation’s foremost IP policy experts.  He served in the George W. Bush Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Commerce and later becoming the first U.S. International Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. At ACG Advocacy, Chris works with a wide range of clients including some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world to support their efforts to build a policy environment in the U.S. that promotes and protects their investments in intellectual property.  He has also developed a unique focus leading a coalition of top venture capitalists and innovative startups to pursue a policy agenda that has led to improvements in tax policy, investments in R&D, and strengthening patent protection. 

Chris maintains a leadership profile working on IP and innovation issues and has been a frequent public speaker and has testified before Congress multiple times both as an Administration official and since he left public service.  He was previously named one of the 50 “Most Influential People on IP” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. 

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