Deborah S. Strauss, counsel to the firm, represents clients in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has worked on behalf of both large corporations and individual business owners.
Debbie advises both domestic and foreign clients in all phases of Section 337 litigation. She is also involved in seeking post-investigation enforcement of ITC orders at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Prior to joining the firm, Debbie worked in the private sector and also served as a Staff Attorney in the ITC Office of Unfair Import Investigations. Additionally, she worked for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in the office of the Special Master.
Debbie 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.