Brian Peck serves as deputy director in charge of international affairs and business development for the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). GO-Biz is the lead state entity for economic strategy and marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, economic growth and international trade and investment.
Appointed in August 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Mr. Peck is responsible for promoting California exports of goods and services in the global marketplace, and attracting foreign direct investment to the state. During his time at GO-Biz, Mr. Peck has promoted California’s international trade and investment interests on five trade missions to China as well as trade missions to Mexico and India.
Prior to joining GO-Biz, Mr. Peck was an international trade and intellectual property attorney, advising multi-national clients on international trade, regulatory and compliance matters, international government and policy affairs, global IP asset management and trade-related IP matters. He is currently an adjunct professor for international trade policy and also international intellectual property at USC Gould School of Law.
Mr. Peck served as Senior Director for Intellectual Property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2003-2005, and Director of Japanese Affairs at USTR from 2001-2003. He was the lead negotiator for the IP chapters in several U.S. Free Trade Agreements, including the U.S.-Colombia, U.S.-Peru and U.S.-Panama FTAs. Brian led bilateral talks with several Asian countries under the WTO negotiations to liberalize international markets for services and investment; and led the U.S. delegation at the WTO TRIPS Council meetings.
Mr. Peck received his law degree, cum laude, from the University Of San Diego School of Law; and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.