David S. Johanson, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Judge Cameron Elliot has joined the USITC as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Elliot 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 and trademark infringement.
Prior to joining the USITC, Elliot served as an ALJ with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, and the Social Security Administration in New York, NY, and Newark, NJ. He was an attorney at Darby & Darby, a New York intellectual property specialty firm prior to his judicial appointments. Earlier in his career, he served as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, NY, and the Southern District of Florida in Miami. He was a trial attorney on the Intellectual Property Staff in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Edward Reed in Reno, NV.
Elliot enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1986 as a seaman, entered the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program after graduating from college, and served as an engineering officer on two submarines. He left active duty in 1992 and served in the Navy Reserve until 1993.
Elliot holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in physics and applied physics, magna cum laude, from Yale College.
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 in import trade, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.