V. James Adduci II is the founding partner of Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm focused on international trade matters. Jim was also the managing partner from 1981 until 2019. Annually recognized as a leader in the field of Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the firm has the largest collection of international trade attorneys specializing in Section 337 practice under one roof. The attorneys at his firm have participated in nearly a quarter of the 850+ Section 337 investigations filed before the U.S. International Trade Commission. In his practice, Jim advises a diverse group of clients on international trade, intellectual property, and international commercial transactions. He represents parties in cases involving all of the major trade statutes before various government agencies and the courts.
Prior to entering private practice, Jim served as legal counsel to the ITC where he dealt with all matters within the Commission's jurisdiction, including unfair competition cases under Section 337, antidumping and countervailing duty actions, and escape clause proceedings. He was appointed by the U.S. Trade Representative as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Multilateral Trade Negotiations (Tokyo Round) in Geneva. There he was principally involved in negotiations concerning import safeguards.
Jim and his firm have received local and national recognition for their work in international trade and Section 337 litigation from publications such as Corporate Counsel, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500, IP Law & Business, Washingtonian Magazine , Managing Intellectual Property, and Super Lawyers.
Jim has served on the board of directors of several major multinational corporations. He lectures and publishes articles on various international trade issues, including international finance and investment and intellectual property protection.