Co-D.C. Litigation Department of the Year, D.C. Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year, and Pro Bono Hot List recognitions were highlighted.
Jamie D. Underwood is a partner and global IP strategist in Latham & Watkins’ Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a lead attorney in the International Trade Commission (ITC) Practice. Ms. Underwood also has served on Latham’s Women Enriching Business Committee.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Underwood headed a Chambers-ranked multinational law firm’s ITC group. She has advocated for clients in more than 60 Section 337 actions involving a wide range of products and industries, and has testified as an expert in ITC-related arbitration. Ms. Underwood uses her first chair experience not only to help complainants, respondents, and third parties to resolve investigations before the ITC, but also in related matters before US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Underwood advises entities on legislative and policy issues before Congress, federal agencies, and the Administration.
Ms. Underwood is recognized regularly as a Section 337 leader by Chambers, The Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, and Managing Intellectual Property. She is also an American Bar Foundation Fellow.
Aside from her ITC advocacy, Ms. Underwood has litigation experience in federal trial and appellate courts, handling disputes over trademarks, trade secrets, patents, copyrights, antitrust, and complex commercial questions. She also has represented pro bono clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to private practice, Ms. Underwood was law clerk to Chief Judge Frank Q. Nebeker of the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as well as Judge Truman A. Morrison, III of DC Superior Court. Even before graduating law school, Ms. Underwood was prosecuting cases at the DC US Attorney’s Office in a top tier trial clinic. She also worked for the Hungarian Parliament, consulted with the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and supported, as a Dean’s Fellow, a book on the constitutional courts of Central and Eastern Europe.
To complement her casework, Ms. Underwood keeps stakeholders abreast of leading-edge ITC developments through her avid involvement in the ITC and IP communities, including her service as President and Board Member for the Federal Circuit Bar Association. Ms. Underwood has lectured on ITC practice at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. She also speaks and writes frequently on the topics of Section 337, intellectual property, litigation, and international trade. Her contributions are reflected in the book A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the US International Trade Commission. For several years, she has participated on the global trade stage as an NGO delegate to multiple World Trade Organization Ministerial Conferences.