Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Judge David P. Shaw will become an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the USITC effective October 24, 2011. Shaw will manage litigation, preside over evidentiary hearings, and make initial determinations in the agency's investigations involving unfair practices in import trade. These investigations most often involve allegations of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
Prior to joining the USITC, Shaw served as an ALJ with the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (National Hearing Center) in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that, he was an ALJ with the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Fayetteville, NC. Shaw served from 1987 to 2010 as an Attorney-Advisor in the USITC's Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Shaw holds a juris doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at The American University and a bachelor's degree from George Mason University. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.