Daniel Butterfoss

International Program Specialist

Daniel Butterfoss is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Mr. Butterfoss primarily works on CLDP’s programs in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Latin America, which focus on intellectual property protection, customs and trade-related programs, and government procurement.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Butterfoss served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Colombia, working on variety of community development projects focused on youth empowerment, sexual education, and gender equality. Previously, Mr. Butterfoss worked as a case manager at an immigration law firm in Minneapolis, MN, serving primarily South and Central American clients. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa, where he worked as an English teacher and teacher trainer at a rural primary school and implemented village-based development projects related to health and education.

Mr. Butterfoss received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Journalism from New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Samoan.

Upcoming Programs

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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