Louis M. Solomon

Louis M. Solomon


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).

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Lou regularly represents leading companies in business sectors including Pharma/Biotech, Beverage, Consumer Products, Manufacturing/Industrial, Media/Telecom, Technology, Financial, Sports/Broadcasting, and Real Estate Financing. He has litigated and tried major cases in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Antitrust: Involving the world’s largest vitamins cartel; separate FTC proceeding involving pharmaceutical life cycle management; separate litigations under sections 1 and 2; leading decisions in trial and appellate court on market definition and monopolistic practices.°
  • Contract/Government Regulation: The development of Manhattan's West Side Stadium and the United States’ bid for the Olympics; separate litigation involving the Meadowlands football stadium.°
  • IP/Patent/Technology: Including trials involving the world's largest ethical pharmaceutical product; separate case involving on-line mapping in the real estate industry, including major Federal Circuit claim construction ruling; separate case involving telecom technology. He secured an important victory in the U.S. Federal Circuit Court on behalf of Real Estate Alliance Ltd. in a patent case involving more than 35 real estate industry defendants who allegedly infringed on the company's pioneer patent describing mapping methods for locating available real estate properties for sale, lease, or rental.°
  • International: U.S. and International trial and ADR matters for clients such as FIFA, Bouygues, Goodyear, PepsiCo (worldwide), and many others.°
  • Corporate Governance/Shareholder Action: Including in trials in New York and Delaware and many other states.°
  • Pharma/Biotech: Including brand pharma companies, generics, developers.°
  • Breach of contract: Including successfully defending against $750 million damages claim against Forbes 20 company; separate representation at damages phase of trial over sale of bottling distribution routes.°
  • Copyright: Involving the world's largest Internet site (Google/YouTube).°
  • Complex Commercial: Including $100+ million trial on indemnities for the sale of aircraft manufacturing facilities; separate financial services litigations; separate representation succeeding in upholding transfer restrictions in one of America's largest privately held companies.°
  • False advertising and unfair competition: Involving the largest bottled water and vitamin water products in the U.S. and the world, respectively, obtaining an unprecedented decision on preemption in nationwide class actions.°
  • License, development agreements, non-competes: Including successful multi-billion dollar arbitration involving one of the world's best-selling cancer products.°
  • Insurance/Reinsurance: Including multiple trials securing hundreds of millions in coverage and ultimate resolution in excess of $1 billion.°
  • Restructuring: Including trials in bankruptcy and district court.°
  • Securities/Corporate Governance: Including SEC, FCPA, and internal investigations.°
  • Real Estate Development/Construction:  Including matters for development, operators, contractors in New York, other states, and overseas.°
  • Financial/Securities: Including disputes over complex financial products.°
  • International Art/Ownership/Replevin: Involving defense of a world-leading museum involving allegedly Nazi-looted German expressionist paintings -- successful dismissal affirmed by Second Circuit; separate litigation over the most famous Brancusi sculpture, Miss Pogany.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Solomon prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Top 100 Trial Lawyers," 2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Listed, LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, New Stars, New Worlds and Leading Lawyers in America
  • Listed, New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • Listed, Best of The U.S. Legal Directory, Best of Class: Commercial Litigation
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
  • President (Parnas), Congregation Shearith Israel, America’s Oldest Jewish Congregation
  • Member, Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Yeshiva University, 1976
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Nueva York
  • Supreme Court of the United States