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Shara Aranoff helps clients in technology, life sciences, and manufacturing use intellectual property and international trade enforcement tools to compete in U.S. and global markets.

Prior to joining the firm, she was a Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), where she was a decision-maker in hundreds of Section 337, antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations. Drawing on her 20 years of experience in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, she develops legal and public policy strategies to assist clients navigating the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Congress, and the courts.

ITC Section 337 Investigations

  • Represent Texas Instruments in 337-TA-984, Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same.
  • Represent Samsung in 337-TA- 925, Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof.

Trade Remedy Investigations

  • Represent Union Pacific Railroad in USITC Antidumping and Countervailing Duty investigations of 53-Foot Domestic Dry Containers from China, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-514 and 731-TA-1250.
  • Represent South32 in antidumping investigation of Silicomanganese from Australia, Inv. No. 731-TA-1269.
  • Represent Asian paper manufacturer in USITC investigation of Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-528-529 & 731-TA-1264-1268.

Customs Matters

  • Assist pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, food and cosmetic companies to establish compliant Customs country of origin marking and classification practices.
  • Assist chemical company to file Miscellaneous Tariff Bill tariff suspension requests.
  • Assist global energy company with the reorganization of its U.S. customs compliance functions.
  • Assist engineering and pharmaceutical companies with prior disclosures and drafting new customs compliance manuals.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. International Trade Commission, Commissioner and Chairman
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Senior International Trade Counsel to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, Attorney Advisor
  • Chambers Global, International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (2021)
  • Chambers USA, International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (2020)
  • The National Law Journal, "Intellectual Property Trailblazers" (2019)
  • Law360, "International Trade MVP" (2018, 2016)
  • Legal 500 US, Patent Litigation - International Trade Commission (2016-2017)
  • Legal 500 US, Dispute Resolution - International Trade (2017)
  • Legal 500 US, Litigation - International Trade and Government Relations (2015)
  • Law360, "Influential Woman in IP Law" (2014)