Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP (AMS) announces the promotion of two new partners and two new counsel, effective January 1, 2017. Asha Allam and Beau Jackson have been named partners, and Daniel Smith and Thomas Burns, Jr. have been named counsel. All four attorneys specialize in international trade and intellectual property litigation.
Asha Allam represents clients appearing as complainants or respondents before the ITC in a broad range of industries including semiconductors, household appliances, and consumer electronics and accessories. She specializes in the rigorous economic analysis required in Section 337 investigations. Asha is a contributing author to the second and third editions of A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission, published by the American Bar Association. 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 researched intellectual property laws 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 conducted research on the implementation of U.N. conventions concerning crime and drug prevention. She received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.
Beau Jackson, who works out of Kansas City and Washington, DC, has been part of numerous successful litigations at the ITC and CIT, specializing in motions practice, brief writing, and deposing corporate and expert witnesses. Beau's customs practice includes classification and valuation of merchandise, country of origin determinations, and other import compliance issues, and he has obtained favorable rulings from CBP for several clients. In the transactional and policy arenas, Beau has helped clients capitalize on special trade programs and advocate to the U.S. Congress and Federal agencies on an assortment of trade and intellectual property issues. He is also a contributing author to the first, second, and third editions of A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Prior to joining the firm, Beau worked as a law clerk for the Committee on Ways and Means (Subcommittee on Trade) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and at USTR. Before entering law school, he spent over two years serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Cape Verde. Beau received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and his B.A., with distinction, also from the University of Kansas.
Daniel F. Smith counsels clients on patent infringement, invalidity and other intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks and trade dress, and copyrights. He represents clients on issues specific to the International Trade Commission, as well as on patent-related issues in Section 337 investigations and U.S. district court litigation. His litigation experience covers a broad range of technologies, including consumer electronics and accessories, mobile electronic devices and chipsets, semiconductors, and various mechanical devices. Dan is a contributing author to the second and third editions of A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Prior to joining the firm, Dan was an associate with a large firm where he focused on patent litigation. Dan also worked as an electrical engineer for a global engineering-construction organization providing design, manufacturing, and procurement management for the fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, and field support of electronic components used in U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers. While in law school, Dan researched case law and wrote legal memoranda on various federal statutes as an intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America and his B.S., cum laude, from Grove City College.
Thomas R. Burns, Jr. represents foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of industries, and counsels clients on various intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has represented clients at each stage of ITC and district court litigation, as well as on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In particular, Thomas has extensive experience working with economic experts and client representatives in both establishing and challenging domestic industries. He is also experienced in evaluating the available remedies and jurisdictional limits of the ITC. Thomas is a contributing author to the second and third editions of A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Prior to joining the firm, Thomas practiced at a large international firm where he also specialized in Section 337 litigation and U.S. district court litigation on various intellectual property issues involving patents and trademarks. While in law school, Thomas was student attorney in The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. He received his J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, and his B.S., cum laude, from Lafayette College.
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP provides thorough, expert counsel to meet clients’ unique legal needs in the fields of international trade, intellectual property litigation and customs transactions. The firm’s attorneys are committed to providing excellence by listening to clients, offering realistic legal evaluations and rapidly developing strategies at a reasonable cost. Established thirty-five years ago in Washington, DC, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP is recognized as a leader in the field of Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission.