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.
For a decade, Jamie Underwood has been recognized as a Section 337 leader by Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, The Legal 500, and/or Best Lawyers. She is a Co-Chair of Latham’s International Trade Commission (ITC) Practice and partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, coming to Latham after heading another multinational law firm’s Chambers-ranked ITC department for seven years.
Ms. Underwood uses her lead counsel experience to resolve Section 337 investigations before the ITC, Customs, and the Federal Circuit, handling more than 60 such actions covering a wide range of products and industries. Her Section 337 prowess extends beyond the halls of the ITC. She has qualified and testified as an expert in ITC-related arbitration. She also advises entities on patent and trade policy issues before Congress, federal agencies, and the Administration.
Beyond the ITC, Ms. Underwood litigates cases in federal trial and appellate courts involving patent, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, copyright, antitrust, and complex commercial questions. She regularly serves as faculty for associate trial advocacy training and has directed Latham’s D.C. Women Enriching Business Committee. She also has represented pro bono clients before Immigration Services, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Underwood keeps stakeholders abreast of leading-edge legal developments through her involvement in the ITC and IP communities. She co-chairs the Legislative Committee for the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She speaks and writes regularly on ITC, IP, and trade, including contributions to A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the US International Trade Commission. Ms. Underwood has taught Section 337 law at Georgetown University, Catholic University, and University of Baltimore. She was President and Board member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and a Vice Chair of the IPO's ITC Committee. For several years, she participated on the global stage as an NGO delegate at multiple World Trade Organization Ministerial Conferences.
Prior to private practice, Ms. Underwood clerked at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and DC Superior Court. She worked at the DC US Attorney’s Office, with the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as a Dean’s Fellow researching a book on constitutional courts of Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Underwood also lived in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, which included a post at the Hungarian Parliament and time at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.