AMS Announces Promotions
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP (AMS) announces the promotion of two new partners and one new counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Daniel Smith and Evan Langdon have been named partners, and Lauren Peterson has been named counsel. All three attorneys specialize in international trade and intellectual property litigation.
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. He has represented and obtained favorable outcomes for multiple clients in high-profile accelerated hearings before the Commission. His experience encompasses all phases of litigation, including complaint drafting and due-diligence, all aspects of discovery, motions practice, deposing and preparing key fact and expert witnesses, trial activity, and pre- and post-trial activity. Dan is a contributing author to the second, third, and fourth 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 Columbus School of Law and his B.S., cum laude, from Grove City College.
Evan H. Langdon counsels clients on intellectual property disputes specializing in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He counsels clients on patent infringement, invalidity, and other intellectual property issues involving trademarks and trade dress, and copyrights. Evan has litigation experience representing complainants, respondents, and third parties in a broad range of technologies, including mobile electronic devices and chipsets, data processing systems, lighting control devices, consumer electronics and accessories, and various mechanical devices. He also has extensive experience representing clients in accelerated hearings and enforcement proceedings, and has successfully obtained multiple general exclusion orders. Evan has represented clients in all phases of litigation and has been involved in many of the Commission's high-profile cases and litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Evan served as a primary examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Evan is a contributing author to the second, third, and fourth editions of the American Bar Association’s book entitled A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Evan received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, magna cum laude, and his B.S. from Villanova University, cum laude.
Lauren E. Peterson represents clients in Section 337 unfair competition investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She has counseled clients in a diverse assortment of industries, including steel, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, barbeque grills, consumer lighting, footwear, computers, flash memory devices, hospital beds, and office machines. She has handled claims involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false designation of origin, and antitrust violations. Lauren has experience in all stages of an ITC investigation, from the drafting of a complaint through final appeals to the Commission. This experience has involved significant collaboration with domestic and foreign co-counsel, as well as industry experts. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was an associate at an intellectual property boutique handling patent and trademark prosecution for U.S. and foreign clients, as well as copyright and trademark litigation matters in federal court. She also interned at the Branch of Acquisitions and Intellectual Property in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior, where she handled trademark matters. Lauren is a contributing author to the second, third, and fourth editions of the American Bar Association book entitled A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Lauren received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.S. from The George Washington University, cum laude.
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-seven 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.