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Louis M. Solomon, a senior trial lawyer, is the Chairman of the Commercial and International Litigation Groups and Co-Chairman of the Litigation Department at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. He is an internationally recognized practitioner on litigation issues affecting multinational companies operating across the globe.

Lou has tried over 50 complex commercial cases before judges, juries, and arbitral or governmental panels, regularly represents leading companies, such as Andrx, AriZona Iced Tea, Bouygues S.A., Bristol-Myers Squibb, FIFA, Japan Tobacco, KFC, MOMA, the New York Jets, Overseas Shipholding Group, PepsiCo, U.K.’s Premier Football League, and W.R. Huff Companies.

Described by Chambers Guide to Leading Lawyers as “particularly prized for his strong international litigation experience," Lou is among a small group of lawyers who maintains a practice focused on the litigation of international disputes and alternate means of resolving international controversies, such an international arbitrations. He is experienced in the often special issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise in matters affecting controversies touching multiple sovereign jurisdictions, providing clients doing business within and across national borders with the perspective required to successfully protect their interests.

He advises clients in all types of complex international commercial and business controversies, including those relating to leading multinationals, sovereigns, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. These controversies include jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive issues that arise in multijurisdictional and transnational civil and commercial disputes. This extensive experience has included litigations and arbitrations involving numerous EU countries, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, as well as Romania, Russia, and other former Soviet countries. His successful trial involving Argentine debt restructuring made new law in both the international and securities fields.

A significant portion of his practice also involves counseling and advocacy outside the courtroom, through arbitration, mediation, and, in advocacy before regulatory and government agencies and officials. In this regard, our litigators act as counsel, as well as arbitrators and mediators, under many of the major arbitration conventions and rules.

In addition to working with clients to resolve disputes in and out of the courts, Lou assists clients in employing preventative measures, such as structuring corporate-wide strategic and cost-efficient arbitration/dispute resolution programs as well as in drafting arbitration clauses for particular international commercial contracts.

Among his international litigation work are proceedings:

His international arbitrations include representation of:

In addition to his international work, Lou has served as lead counsel for clients in private and class action cases, as well as government and regulatory proceedings, in a wide range of substantive areas, including complex commercial contracts; government regulation; patent and copyright; antitrust and false advertising; insurance and reinsurance, corporate and securities, financial services, and art.

He is recognized as a leading practitioner by: Chambers Guide to Leading Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; LawDragon (500 Leading Lawyers in America, New Stars, New Worlds and Leading Lawyers in America); New York Super Lawyers; and Best of The U.S. Legal Directory (Best of Class: Commercial Litigation).

Lou also writes and lectures extensively. In addition to authoring monographs, books and treatise chapters, and articles, 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).

Lou received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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