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).
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers
•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 Super Lawyers
•Listed, Best of The U.S. Legal Directory, Best of Class: Commercial Litigation
•Recipient, Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2006
Associated News & Events
03.17.16 Greenberg Traurig Expands Litigation Strength with Top Commercial and International Trial and Disputes Lawyers: Louis Solomon, Hal Shaftel, Colin Underwood, and Michael Lazaroff
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
Louis 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.
•Author, International Litigation: Topics and Trends, ebook, www.internationalpractice.org
•Author, OneWorld, international practice blog, blog.internationalpractice.org
•Chapter-author, “Selection of Experts, Expert Disclosure and the Pretrail Exclusion of Expert Testimony, ” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th(Thomson/West)
•Chapter-author, “Case Evaluation, ” Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3d (Thomson/West)
•Author, “Suing non-US sovereigns in US courts: the revolution has begun, ” Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, December 1, 2010
•Author, “European Dis-Union in Collective Redress Actions: A Failed Experiment - So Far, ” International Financial Law Review, October 15, 2010
•Author, “Third-Party Litigation Financing: It's Time to Let Clients Choose, ” New York Law Journal, September 13, 2010
•Co-author, “Morrison: Judicial running in place, ” The National Law Journal, July 5, 2010
•Co-author, “Non-US Successors and US Forum Selection Clauses, ” Law 360, March 17, 2010
•Co-author, “A Brave New Beef: The US Food and Drug Administration's Review of the Safety of Cloned Animal Products, ” Gender Medicine, September 2, 2009
•Co-author, “Cognitive Enhancements in Human Beings, ” Gender Medicine, May 18, 2009
•Co-author, “Physical Enhancement of Human Performance: Is Law Keeping Pace With Science?” Gender Medicine, February 3, 2009
•Co-author, “Reshaped Destinies: Confronting Our Human Future The Need for and Promise of an Interdisciplinary Colloquium, ” Gender Medicine, October 15, 2008
•Co-author, “The Weaker Sex: Is Being Male a Legally Cognizable Defect, Impairment, or Disability?” Gender Medicine, July 18, 2008
•Author, “Case Evaluation: Too much emphasis on quantitative approach often misses key factors, ” ABA Journal, April 2008
•Author, “Born in the USA, ” Forum, March 1, 2008
•Co-author, “Embryonic Stem Cells in Science and Medicine, Part II: Law, Ethics, and the Continuing Need for Dialogue, ” Gender Medicine, January 28, 2008