Laurie B. Dempsey

Deputy Director, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

Laurie Dempsey is the director of the IPR and e-Commerce Division with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, leading efforts to develop innovative approaches to enforce intellectual property law at ports of entry and to educate and engage stakeholders to deter the importation of illicit goods.   

Ms. Dempsey has over 29 years of international trade experience, including developing trade policy, serving as a subject matter expert for the Automated Commercial Environment, managing quotas and trade agreements, engaging with stakeholders to modernize processes, and training foreign governments on CBP regulations and procedures.  She began her career with U.S. Customs as an import specialist in the Los Angeles seaport. 

Ms. Dempsey is married with two children, and in her spare time she enjoys running, gardening, and fostering dogs.