Former International Trade Commission Vice Chairman Dean Pinkert Joins Hughes Hubbard’s International Trade Practice as Partner
Dean was nominated to the ITC by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007. He was designated Vice Chairman of the ITC in 2014 by President Barack Obama.
As a Commissioner, Dean participated in numerous antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard investigations as well as in the unprecedented number of final determinations issued by the Commission in Section 337 investigations.
Before his appointment, Dean served at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a senior attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, serving as liaison with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, counsel to the Foreign Trade Zone program, advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative, and litigation counsel in antidumping and countervailing duty matters. He argued trade remedy cases before NAFTA and WTO panels and also served as Trade and Judiciary Counsel to Senator Robert C. Byrd.
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Khue Hoang Joins Intellectual Property and Patents Practice in New York as Partner
Khue joins Hughes Hubbard from Ropes & Gray where she had extensive experience representing clients in patent infringement, patent prosecution and licensing proceedings. A former process and product engineer for Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Khue has two engineering degrees as well as a J.D. and brings an understanding of industrial and corporate knowledge that leads to effective and efficient legal solutions for high-stakes litigation and patent enforcement work.
Companies in diverse technology areas such as telecommunication standards, medical devices, textiles, microelectronics, online security software, data processing and storage, and cloud computing have relied upon Khue to conduct complex litigation and implement effective licensing strategies in numerous marketplaces. She has served as lead, co-lead and co-counsel on several matters before U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trademark Appeals Board, and arbitration tribunals. Khue also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.