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.