Jim Burger is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. He has represented semiconductor companies before Congress, the White House and the Homeland Security, Defense and Treasury departments on the anti-counterfeiting issue. He helped prepare comments for the semiconductor industry in a recent rulemaking asking DoD to more aggressively respond to counterfeits in the military supply chain. Jim is also Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Committee. He has helped IPO draft comments to the Pentagon on preventing counterfeits in DoD procurement. Jim has also spoken directly to military leaders about the dangers of counterfeit parts, including a recent speech before the Naval Sea Systems Command.