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 has represented domestic and foreign clients appearing as complainants or respondents before the ITC in a broad range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical products, smartphones, household appliances, and consumer products.
Asha has extensive experience in all areas ITC litigation. She has drafted summary determination motions and hearing briefs, and specializes in the rigorous economic analyses required in Section 337 investigations. She has negotiated favorable settlement agreements, taken and defended corporate and expert witnesses in depositions and hearings, and is heavily involved in all aspects of discovery and hearing submissions. Asha also assists complainants with pre-filing due diligence and post-investigation enforcement efforts.
Asha is an active member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Association’s editorial committee for the Paul J. Luckern Summer Associate Edition of the 337 Reporter. She is also 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 analyzed intellectual property laws and regulations worldwide 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 researched and reported on the implementation of U.N. conventions concerning crime and drug prevention.