Asha Allam is an intellectual property and international trade attorney focusing on Section 337 investigations of unfair competition before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She 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.
Asha is heavily involved in the array of tasks required in each phase of ITC litigation. She has experience researching and drafting dispositive motions and briefs, and specializes in the rigorous economic analysis required in Section 337 investigations. She has experience in negotiating settlement agreements, defending and examining corporate witnesses in deposition, and assisting clients in all aspects of discovery and pre-hearing submissions. She also assists complainants with pre-filing due diligence and post-investigation enforcement efforts.
Asha is a contributing author to the second and third editions of the American Bar Association’s book entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."
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.
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.