The firm is pleased to announce Kelly Sheng's promotion to Counsel to the firm.
As Counsel in the firm, Kelly will concentrate on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Kelly has assisted in litigating many cases ranging from biotechnology, railway, patent licensing, computers, and solar power.
In addition to representing American companies, Kelly is fluent in Mandarin and has extensive experience representing Chinese companies. She has experience in each phase of an investigation from complaint preparation, pre-filing due diligence, strategic planning, post-investigation enforcement compliance, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has researched and contributed to motions practice, reviewed and analyzed documents, assisted experts and witnesses with deposition preparation and depositions, and prepared for hearings.
Kelly is a contributing author to the first and second editions of the American Bar Association's book entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission." She also managed the translation of the second edition of the book into Chinese.
Prior to joining the firm, Kelly handled contract issues and non-performing assets disposal for the China Oil and Food Corporation (COFCO) in Beijing, where she successfully cleared certain COFCO long-time non-performing assets. She also interned at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing, where she researched relevant rules and case law, drafted reports, and assisted the CIETAC with record keeping.
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). The attorneys at the firm have received recognition from publications such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The National Law Journal, The Legal 500, Corporate Counsel, Managing Intellectual Property, SuperLawyers, Law 360, and the Washingtonian. The firm offers the largest group of international trade attorneys under one roof that specialize in Section 337 litigation. Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 authorizes the ITC to exclude from the United States imported products that violate U.S. intellectual property rights or otherwise unfairly compete in the U.S. market. 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. A second edition of the firm's American Bar Association (ABA) top-selling book entitled, "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission" is also available in Chinese. 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. For more information about the firm, please visit www.adduci.com.