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1133 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Managing Partner: Deanna Tanner Okun

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Firm - Year of Establishment: 1981
Number of Partners: 6
Number of IP Practitioners: 13
Languages: English, Spanish

AMS TRADE provides expert counsel to meet clients’ unique legal needs in the fields of international trade, customs, intellectual property and federal court litigation and appeals. Our extensive experience in litigating import-related intellectual property, anti-dumping, countervailing duty, customs and enforcement cases enables the firm to handle its clients’ international trade concerns rapidly and accurately.

AMS TRADE specializes in pursuing clients’ legal actions effectively and efficiently before federal regulatory agencies and tribunals, including the US International Trade Commission (‘ITC’), US Department of Commerce (‘DOC’), Federal Courts, and US Customs and Border Protection (‘CBP’). AMS attorneys have worked as ITC Commissioners, legal counsel or advisors to one or more of these government agencies, and our attorneys have helped revise ITC statutes, rules and procedures allowing them to not only keep abreast of procedures but also facilitating the maintenance of good working relations with these offices.

AMS TRADE is recognized as the most active Section 337 firm at the ITC and is also recognized as Top Performing firm. AMS attorneys represent both complainants and respondents, in turn providing our clients the benefit of highly effective legal strategies and guidance regardless of our role in a particular case. The firm is also deeply involved in sharing its expertise through publications and presentations. The American Bar Association has published four editions of the firm’s book entitled, ‘A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the US International Trade Commission.’ The firm also contributed to Chambers Practice Guides Enforcements of Judgement- US Trends and Development.

AMS TRADE is proud of the investments made in attracting and promoting exceptional, diverse talent. Our management committee is multi-generational and all legal professional roles are ≥50% female. Managing Partner, Deanna Tanner Okun, has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year in the Top 250 Women in IP Stars List 2022. Further, associate, Juan Garcia, has been shortlisted for the Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader award by Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2022.

Key IP Areas
IP transactions, ITC litigation, Patent, Trade mark

Key Sector Expertise
Aerospace, Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Financial services, Food & beverage, ICT & software, Industrials, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Transport, Universities & research, Tobacco

  • American Assoc. of Exporters and Importers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of Women in International Trade
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Assoc.
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Advisory Council
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
  • Hispanic Bar Assoc. of the District of Columbia
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Trade Policy Forum
  • Washington International Trade Association
  • 2021-23 Roster - USMCA Binational Panels (U.S.)