Asha Allam is an intellectual property and international trade litigator focusing on Section 337 investigations of unfair competition before the U.S. International Trade Commission (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 participated in 12 bench trials, conducting direct, cross-examination, and impeachment of trial witnesses, and arguing evidentiary objections. Asha strategically engages in motions practice and written advocacy to amplify discrete opportunities for success and mitigate risk, in discovery, on summary judgment, in trial briefs, and in marshalling evidence. Asha has taken and defended numerous corporate and expert depositions and manages all facets of discovery. She has negotiated favorable settlement agreements and facilitated settlement through meticulous discovery. Asha also assists with pre-filing due diligence and enforcement of remedial orders. Substantively, Asha provides a depth of expertise and analysis on supply chain ramifications, business econometrics, and industry value vis-à-vis issues of infringement, domestic industry, importation, remedy, and enforcement.
Asha is an active member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, serving a second term on its Executive Committee. She is also 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." Asha also co-authored a 2020 Chambers & Partner’s Global Practice Guides chapter on trends and developments in the enforcements of judgments for intellectual property and international trade. In 2021, Asha Allam was recognized as a key lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Clients praised Asha for her ITC knowledge, creativity and strategic thinking.
Prior to joining the firm, Asha was a law clerk for the Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program in Washington, D.C. where she analyzed intellectual property and competition law to improve international judicial training programs. Asha also interned in the United Nations Affairs & Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State in Vienna, Austria, where she analyzed the implementation of U.N. conventions preventing transnational organized crime and drug trafficking.
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
- University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
- District of Columbia
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Hindi (Basic)
- Russian (Basic)
- ITC Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee)
- South Asian Bar Association
- Texas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Trademark Committee
The Legal 500 released its rankings for 2021 and share that Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP offers “an impressive range of technical expertise” and “boasts an unparalleled track record in successfully fought ITC investigations.”
Asha Allam will be sharing “musts,” “shoulds,” and efficiencies in protecting and enforcing registered trademarks at the USPTO and State Bar of Texas’ Intellectual Property Law Section’s Trademark Boot Camp.
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP (AMS) has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in its 2021 rankings.
Law360 published an article addressing the recent $1.8 billion dollar settlement between SK Innovation and LG Energy in the trade secret investigation at the ITC involving lithium ion batteries.
The chapter on enforcements of judgments for intellectual property and international trade, authored by Asha Allam and Lydia Pardini and published by Chambers and Partners in their 2020 Global Practice Guides, is now available in the attached PDF.
Asha Allam and Lydia Pardini, attorneys at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg (AMS), authored an insightful chapter on trends and developments in the enforcements of judgements for intellectual property and international trade, which Chambers and Partners published in their 2020 Global Practice Guides.
University of Texas at Austin School of Law's
2019 Studio Webcast
ITC Litigation and Enforcement: Using the U.S. International Trade Commission to Shut Down Unfair Competition in Imports
May 8, 2019
The ITC Trial Lawyers Association, Boston Patent Law Association, and Suffolk University Law School will host an afternoon program in Boston introducing Section 337 and discussing developments in and finer points of Section 337 law and procedure.
AMS attorney Asha Allam published an article in the Spring 2018 issue of Today’s General Counsel entitled "Prosecutorial Discretion—the Quick ITC Escape."
AMS attorney Asha Allam will be presenting at the USPTO’s May 5 Houston program on Lone Star Strategies for IP in China – What Texas Companies Need to Know Now.
AMS attorneys Asha Allam and Lauren Peterson will teach a CLE course for West LegalEd Center entitled “Section 337: America’s Unfair Trade ‘Wall’” on April 6.
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP (AMS) announces the promotion of two new partners and two new counsel, effective January 1, 2017. Asha Allam and Beau Jackson have been named partners, and Daniel Smith and Thomas Burns, Jr. have been named counsel. All four attorneys specialize in international trade and intellectual property litigation.
AMS attorney Asha Allam will be co-presenting a CLE course with Goutam Patnaik and Tuhin Ganguly at a meeting of the South Asian Bar Association-DC on May 4, 2016.
Asha Allam spoke at an international seminar on intellectual property in Ahmedabad, India, on February 14, 2015
Louis S. Mastriani and Asha Allam published an article in Today's General Counsel magazine entitled "Size Matters Before the ITC, But It's Relative", in December 2013/January 2014.