Lauren E. Peterson is an international trade and intellectual property attorney focusing her practice on Section 337 unfair competition investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She represents clients in a diverse assortment of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer lighting, computers, and office machines.
Lauren has experience in a range of activities throughout the course of an ITC investigation, such as conducting legal research on a variety of topics, assisting clients in discovery, and collaborating with domestic and foreign co-counsel. She also assists in drafting hearing submissions, including pre- and post-hearing briefs.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was an associate at an intellectual property boutique handling patent and trademark prosecution for U.S. and foreign clients, as well as copyright and trademark litigation matters in federal court. She also interned at the Branch of Acquisitions and Intellectual Property in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior, where she handled trademark matters.
Lauren 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.