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Michael LeMieux recently retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Supervisory Special Agent and national program manager at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPRC). Mr. LeMieux managed FBI investigations involving theft of trade secrets; counterfeit goods that pose a threat to health and safety; and copyright and trademark infringement cases which have a national security, organized crime, or significant economic impact. Mr. LeMieux also executed Department of Justice anti-counterfeiting initiatives that combined the efforts of brand owners, government, and intermediary platforms to address challenges in the e-commerce environment. During his tenure at the IPRC, Mr. LeMieux specialized in partnerships aimed at improving detection and mitigation of illicit activity in the third-party marketplace, including criminal activity often associated with product counterfeiting, such as card-not-present fraud, money laundering, and organized crime-based triangle fraud schemes. During his 20-year FBI career, Mr. LeMieux served in investigative, management, and instructor capacities across two FBI field divisions and both the Criminal Investigative and Training Divisions at FBI Headquarters. He also specialized in antitrust, Indian gaming, public corruption, and counterterrorism. During his career, Mr. LeMieux also served as Supervisory Instructor at the FBI Academy. Prior to his FBI career, Mr. LeMieux served as a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mr. LeMieux is a Certified Fraud Examine (CFE) and owns Whiteriver LLC, a consulting and risk management firm focused on safeguarding integrity in tribal government, gaming, and industry. Mr. LeMieux also currently serves as a Law Enforcement Fellow with Michigan State University's Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection.

Michael J. LeMieux

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