Louis M. Solomon is Global Co-Head of the firm’s International Litigation Practice. He is an internationally recognized trial lawyer, having tried over 50 complex commercial cases to judges, juries, and arbitral or governmental bodies. Lou has extensive experience in acting as lead trial counsel in international disputes or controversies affecting multinational companies operating across the globe, including in over a dozen 9-10 figure litigated controversies. Lou has served as lead trial counsel in private and class action cases as well as government and regulatory proceedings.
The Wall Street Journal has described Lou’s "long and distinguished career as a corporate litigator." Other national and international credentialing organizations praise him as a trial lawyer with "immense" experience; "particularly prized for his strong international litigation experience"; "highly experienced trial lawyer handling cases in a wide range of areas, from antitrust to IP to international litigation";"specializ[ing] in pulling clients out of the fire"; "ascribe this life-saving ability to his exceptional judgment when advising on risky business or regulatory situations"; and "just as good at crafting watertight settlements. No detail or potential future risk escapes him." He is recognized as a leading practitioner by: Best Lawyers in America (Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation); Benchmark Litigation (Commercial Litigation), Chambers, and many others.
Lou has leading trial and appellate victories involving international litigation issues, and his extensive international litigation experience has included litigations and arbitrations involving numerous EU countries, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, as well as Russia and other former Soviet countries. Lou is the author of a renowned e-book, International Litigation: Topics and Trends, www.internationalpractice.org. His OneWorld international practice blog postings can be read at blog.internationalpractice.org.
Lou writes and lectures extensively. He is a co-author of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3d and of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Third Edition, seminal works featuring contributions from 145 experts. He is often quoted or featured in national and international broadcast and print media, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and National Public Radio. A recipient of the 2006 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, he is former editor of, and contributor to, the "Law, Ethics, and Gender" column of the peer-reviewed journal of Gender Medicine. Most recently, he was appointed to the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).