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Rowan M. Dougherty

Rowan M. Dougherty
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  • The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) (Vice President of Programs (2013-15); Board Member (2011-13); Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section (2010-2013))
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington International Trade Association


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Editor, International Trade Review, Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts, M.A.
  • Barnard College, B.A., cum laude


  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Rowan M. Dougherty is an intellectual property and international trade attorney with experience representing clients in Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and in federal district court litigation, as well as matters regulated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She has represented foreign and U.S. businesses in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and trade dress matters involving a wide range of industries, including smart phones, printers, lighting products, paper shredders, medical devices, fragrance products, wine products, karaoke music, and festive ornaments.

As part of her litigation practice, Rowan guides clients through all stages of a dispute, from the due diligence required for an initial complaint or answer, through strategic fact and expert discovery, drafting dispositive motions, preparing pre- and post-hearing briefing, and drafting appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her Customs work includes preparing classification protests and advising clients on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's enforcement of Section 337 exclusion orders.

Prior to joining the firm, Rowan practiced intellectual property litigation at a mid-sized law firm where she focused on copyright and patent litigation, as well as trademark prosecution and oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

While in law school, Rowan served as Editor of the inaugural International Trade Review of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, which provides a critical analysis of cases heard by the U.S. Court of International Trade each year. Rowan was also selected as a Law Fellow for the Georgetown Legal Research and Writing Program. Upon graduation, Rowan received a World Trade Organization (WTO) Certificate from the Institute of International Economic Law, evidencing special competence in WTO studies.

Rowan 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."

Rowan volunteers for legal aid organizations that serve low-income artists and non-profit arts associations.

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.

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