Brian Pomper serves as Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, a coalition of research and development-focused companies heavily engaged in patent policy debates. He has served in that role since 2009. He formerly served as chief international trade counsel to former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). In that role, he was responsible for advising Chairman Baucus and other members of the Senate Finance Committee on all aspects of the Committee’s international trade and economic agenda. In his current lobbying practice, Brian offers public policy, political, and strategic business advice to Fortune 500 companies and industry associations on a wide range of policy issues, including international trade and intellectual property. He represents companies before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies on a diverse set of public policy matters, including advocacy and lobbying on domestic and foreign legislation and regulations; market access problems, foreign investment, and international trade negotiations and trade disputes; and intellectual property, international tax, and customs issues. He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching international trade policy and politics at George Washington’s Graduate School of Political Management, and as an Educational Counselor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received a J.D. from the Cornell University Law School, clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is a member of the U.S. patent bar.