Shamita D Etienne-Cummings
Partner at White & Case LLP
With more than 20 years of experience in litigating patent and commercial disputes before US district courts, the International Trade Commission and the International Commercial Court, Shamita D Etienne-Cummings is a trusted adviser to many leading global technology companies. As a leader in White & Case’s IP practice group, Ms Etienne-Cummings combines a client-focused business practicality with substantial knowledge of law and technology.
As a former electrical engineer, Ms Etienne-Cummings’s industry experience includes emphasis in mobile communication, semiconductor design and processing, media, aerospace, defence, consumer electronic devices and medical devices. Her clients beneﬁt from her exceptionally deep technical knowledge, based on her previous work at GTE Corporation (now Verizon), where she designed and implemented wireless communication and satellite systems.
In addition to being a first chair trial attorney, Ms Etienne-Cummings also serves as the office executive partner for the Washington DC office and as an elected member on the firm’s eight strong global management team.
Ms Etienne-Cummings has held a number of roles at White & Case, leading on important firm issues such as diversity and inclusion, partner development and advancement, as well as lateral partner recruitment. In addition to her contributions to the firm and clients, Ms Etienne-Cummings is an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University School of Law, where she teaches a patent trial course.