Scott Emmer is the Global Brand Protection Manager for General Motors and has responsibility for all investigations involving unauthorized use of GM’s intellectual property to include the misuse of such brands and trademarks as Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick and ACDelco. While based at GM’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, he oversees brand protection investigations globally, with specific daily oversight for the Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, he oversees a team of internal and external investigative resources as well as manages interaction with law enforcement agencies around the globe.
Prior to General Motors, he developed and managed a global brand protection investigations and enforcement program for a leading automotive original equipment and aftermarket supplier where he developed expertise in anti-counterfeiting efforts. He is recognized as an expert in his field having testified before the United States Congress on the importance of brand protection as it relates to counterfeit auto parts and having led industry trade groups focusing on automotive anti-counterfeiting efforts.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.