Peter Marcus is a partner with the law firm Berkes Crane Robinson & Seal LLP in downtown Los Angeles. His practice focuses on business litigation, with a concentration in intellectual property. He has spoken around the world about counterfeiting, piracy and other intellectual property issues and is a frequent writer about intellectual property law. He also writes the well-respected IP blog www.trademarcus.com. He also
Laura Allen is a doctoral candidate in Physical Oceanography, focusing on Polar Programs in Antarctica. Laura acted as the Director of Defend Darfur-Dallas. In conjunction with the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Dallas Peace Center, Southern Methodist University’s Human Rights Program, Art for Darfur, and area STAND chapters, Laura has worked towards educating the people of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the crisis in Darfur.
As founder of Righteous Pictures, a film and new media production company, Michael Pertnoy is dedicated to developing creative and innovative community-based projects to educate, engage, cultivate and foster social change. His film, The Last Survivor, which helped to launch the first ever Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month in April 2009, tells the story of survivors of four different genocides who have become active
Scott Sutton is currently a senior communications specialist for Progress Energy, a Fortune 500 electric utility based in Raleigh, N.C., for which his primary responsibilities include media relations and issues management.