Shamita Etienne-Cummings joined Allen & Overy in 2021. She is a partner in the intellectual property practice in the Washington, D.C. office and also serves as a member of the Global Board. She serves technology clients by drawing on her business, technical and legal acumen developed over 30 plus years in engineering, law and management. Her industry experience focuses on mobile communication, semiconductor design and processing, media, aerospace, defense, consumer electronic devices and medical devices. She draws on her deep technical knowledge, based on her previous work as an electrical engineer and program manager for GTE Corporation in the mobile telecommunications industry, where she designed and implemented wireless communication and satellite systems. In addition to being a first chair patent litigator, Shamita Etienne-Cummings represents clients in breach of contract and trade secret matters before district courts, the ITC and the International Commercial Court (ICC), and routinely provides advice to clients on general patent diligence matters. Shamita Etienne-Cummings is an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University School of Law where she teaches a patent trial course.