Shira Perlmutter is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the United States Patents and Trademark Office. Before being appointed to this post, she was the Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at IFPI in London. She has worked in both government and the private sector, heading the office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, and the intellectual property department at Time Warner. She has also been a law professor at Catholic University in Washington and a consultant at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva. Her writings include co-authorship of a casebook on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, with Graeme Dinwoodie, Graeme Austin and William Hennessey.