James “Jim” Mancuso has been named Director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center).

The IPR Center, working collaboratively with its public and private sector partners, combats global intellectual property theft and enforces intellectual property rights violations. In this role, Mancuso will lead the IPR Center’s investigative efforts to combat global intellectual property theft, protect national security, and ensure public health and safety.

“My priorities for the IPR Center are simple. I am committed to working collaboratively with public and private-sector partners to combat illicit trade, protect public safety, and enforce intellectual property rights law,” Mancuso stated. “Protection is our trademark and partnership is the foundation of everything we do. I firmly believe that we should continually work to forge new alliances, learn from our partners, and recognize the useful ideas and methods that they bring to the table.”

Mancuso joins the IPR Center with over 27 years of law enforcement experience, serving for 16 years in various roles at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has held security roles including Special Agent in Charge, Deputy Assistant Director of the Transnational Organized Crime Division, and Border Patrol Agent.