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.
In her role as Chairman of the ITC, Ms. Aranoff frequently engaged with Congress, USTR, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on intellectual property and international trade issues, including patent reform legislation and proposals to amend Section 337.
Ms. Aranoff previously served as Senior International Trade Counsel for Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) at the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she was responsible for legislative and policy issues including Trade Promotion Authority; negotiations involving the World Trade Organization and free trade agreements; and trade remedy and customs laws. She also served as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at the ITC, where she was lead counsel in appellate litigation before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of International Trade.