Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

Asha Allam

Asha Allam
Partner
t: 202-467-6300
f: 202-466-2006
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Memberships

  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Bar Association

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

Languages

  • Hindi (Basic)
  • Russian (Basic)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
 

Asha Allam is an intellectual property and international trade attorney focusing on Section 337 investigations of unfair competition before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She has represented domestic and foreign clients appearing as complainants or respondents before the ITC in a broad range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical products, smartphones, household appliances, and consumer products. 

Asha has extensive experience in all areas of ITC litigation. She has drafted summary determination motions and hearing briefs, and specializes in the rigorous economic analyses required in Section 337 investigations. She has negotiated favorable settlement agreements, taken and defended corporate and expert witnesses in depositions and hearings, and is heavily involved in all aspects of discovery and hearing submissions. Asha also assists complainants with pre-filing due diligence and post-investigation enforcement efforts.

Asha is an active member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Association's editorial committee for the Paul J. Luckern Summer Associate Edition of the 337 Reporter. She is also a contributing author to the second and third editions of the American Bar Association’s book entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."

Prior to joining the firm, Asha was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program in Washington, D.C. where she analyzed intellectual property laws and regulations worldwide to improve international judicial training programs. Asha also interned in the United Nations Affairs & Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State’s Permanent Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, where she researched and reported on the implementation of U.N. conventions concerning crime and drug prevention.

Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P. is a Washington D.C. law firm and internationally recognized leader in the field of international trade law with an emphasis on Section 337 intellectual property litigation before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).  Founded in 1981, the firm has over 30 years of experience practicing before the ITC, all other federal agencies involved in international trade, the United States Court of International Trade, and federal district and appellate courts.  As part of its Section 337 practice, the firm has participated in approximately one-third of all investigations instituted in the last ten years.  In other areas of international trade law, the firm represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, as well as advises clients on Customs valuation and classification, and on country of origin, duty preference programs, sanctions, and export control issues. The firm also advises clients on trade policy issues, including import and export opportunities and barriers, enforcement, and regulatory hurdles.  In addition to its international trade practice, the firm represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes and counsels them on licensing and enforcement.

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