Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

Dana L. Watts

Dana L. Watts
Associate
t: 202.467.6300
f: 202.466.2006
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) (Vice President of Professional Development (2014-15))
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.
  • Associate Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • International Trade and Finance Certificate
  • Pittsburg State University, B.B.A.

Languages

  • Spanish (Proficient)
  • Japanese (Basic)

Admissions

  • Kansas (Inactive)
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Customs Broker License
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

DANA L. WATTS is an international trade attorney practicing Section 337 litigation, customs law, and export control law. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including electronics, electronics accessories, household goods, and pharmaceuticals.

Dana's litigation practice focuses on Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission on matters involving patents, trademarks, and trade dress. She has also worked on issues coming before the Court of International Trade, federal district courts, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In her customs law practice, Dana handles customs valuation, classification of merchandise, free trade agreements, and other customs compliance issues. Her experience includes drafting protests, reviewing trade compliance programs, complying with Department of Justice investigations, and making voluntary disclosures.

In her export control law practice, Dana has advised clients in export control matters involving the Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the State Department's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Treasury Department's sanctions program under the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Food and Drug Administration's Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

Prior to joining the firm, Dana interned at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Team in Geneva. Dana also spent three years teaching in Osaka, Japan.

Dana is a contributing author to the second edition of the American Bar Association’s book entitled "A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."

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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