Matthew Bassiur

VP, Head of Global Intellectual Property Enforcement, Alibaba Group

Matthew Bassiur serves as Vice President, Head of Global Intellectual Property Enforcement for Alibaba Group. He leads a team that works with international brands, retail partners, industry associations, government regulators, law enforcement and other organizations to advance Alibaba Group’s IP protection efforts. Matthew joined Alibaba from Pfizer Inc., where he served as Vice President and Deputy Chief Security Officer – overseeing anti-counterfeiting operations as well as large-scale investigations. Prior to Pfizer, Matthew was Senior Director for Global Security and Counsel for IPR Enforcement at Apple Inc. Prior to Apple, Matthew was a federal prosecutor in the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he prosecuted multi-jurisdictional IP crimes. From 1998 to 2006, Matthew served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan DA’s Office where he specialized in the prosecution of IP offenses and Asian organized crime. Matthew earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998.