Louis M. Solomon

Phone212 504 6600

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contentious Insurance
  • Corporate & Securities Litigation
  • Financial Products Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Patent & Trade Secret Litigation
University Yeshiva University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
Admitted1980, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Louis M. Solomon, a senior trial lawyer, is Chair of the Commercial and International Litigation groups, Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He is an internationally recognized practitioner on litigation issues affecting multinational companies operating across the globe. The Wall Street Journal has described his
•long and distinguished career as a corporate litigator

Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers describes 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
just as good at crafting watertight settlements. No detail or potential future risk escapes him

Lou's extensive international litigation 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. 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 several times weekly at blog.internationalpractice.org .

Lou has tried over 50 complex commercial cases before judges, juries, and arbitral or governmental bodies. Recently, 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. In addition to his representation of financial institutions, he regularly represents leading companies, such as Andrx, AriZona Iced Tea, Bouygues S.A., Bristol-Myers Squibb, FIFA, Japan Tobacco, KFC, The Medicines Company, Mobileye Technologies, MOMA, the New York Jets, Overseas Shipholding Group, PepsiCo, U.K.'s Premier Football League, and W.R. Huff Companies. He has served as lead counsel for his clients in private and class action cases, as well as government and regulatory proceedings.

Lou is also 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), 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 writes and lectures extensively. He is a co-author of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Third Edition, a seminal work featuring contributions from 145 experts. This and other selected monographs, book and treatise chapters, and articles are identified in Articles and Recent Press links. He is often quoted or featured in national and international broadcast and print media (see Recent Press), 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.

News & Resources


News Releases

Cadwalader Named Among Leaders in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Nov 06, 2014

More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition

Sep 15, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Announces 2014 Management Committee

Jan 15, 2014

Cadwalader Litigators Recognized Nationally, Locally by Benchmark Litigation 2014

Nov 20, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices

Oct 22, 2013

Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Edition Recognizes More Than 30 Cadwalader Attorneys

Sep 18, 2013

Benchmark Litigation Names Cadwalader Litigators as Outstanding in Their Fields

Oct 18, 2012

Super Lawyers Names Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Lawyers in More Than 20 Areas of Practice as Outstanding in Their Fields

Oct 15, 2012

2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice

Oct 06, 2012

Cadwalader Scores Important Victory in AriZona Iced Tea Dispute

Jul 26, 2012

Cadwalader Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm by Benchmark

Nov 17, 2011

Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields

Sep 26, 2011

2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice

Sep 06, 2011

Cadwalader Launches On-Line International Law and Litigation Center

Sep 20, 2010

The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice

Aug 04, 2010

Cadwalader Names Litigation Department Co-Chair

Jul 07, 2010

Cadwalader Expands Litigation Team with Addition of Top International and Commercial Practitioners

Mar 17, 2010

Recent Press

Monsieur Solomon

Nov 10, 2010

6 Tips For Success At The Settlement Table

Oct 11, 2010


Cadwalader Named Among Leaders in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Nov 06, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Chambers and Partners USA 2014

May 23, 2014

Cadwalader Litigators Recognized Nationally, Locally by Benchmark Litigation 2014

Nov 20, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices

Oct 22, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2013

May 24, 2013

2013 Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys

Oct 18, 2012

Super Lawyers 2012

Oct 15, 2012

The Best Lawyers In America 2013

Oct 06, 2012

Chambers and Partners USA 2012

Jun 07, 2012


Clients & Friends Memos

The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions

Jun 22, 2011

The New Scheme for the Regulation of Swaps, with Appendices on Retroactivity, Special Entities and Tax, Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Jul 20, 2010

Regulation of End Users of Swaps Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Jul 20, 2010


Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Third Edition

This seminal work covers the interplay between rules of procedures and substantive law, outlines strategies for representation of plaintiff and defendant, and considers the ramifications of various actions.

Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts

This treatise on civil federal court litigation features the work of many leading commercial litigators and judges.

International Practice: Topics and Trends

The International Practice: Topics and Trends e-book, focuses on timely topics and trends under the general rubric of international practice: controversies or disputes constituting or arising out of litigations, arbitrations, and regulatory enforcement


Expert Discovery: State v. Federal: Some Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Experts

May 06, 2011

Expert Witnesses

Mar 07, 2011

Suing non-US sovereigns in US courts: the revolution has begun

Dec 01, 2010

European Dis-Union in Collective Redress Actions: A Failed Experiment - So Far

Oct 15, 2010

Third-Party Litigation Financing: It's Time to Let Clients Choose

Sep 13, 2010

Morrison: Judicial Running in Place

Jul 05, 2010

Non-US Successors And US Forum Selection Clauses

Oct 23, 2009

A Brave New Beef: The US Food Drug and Administration's Review of the Safety of Cloned Animal Products

Sep 02, 2009

Cognitive Enhancements in Human Beings

May 18, 2009

Deal or No Deal: Leveraging Available Information to Overcome Psychological Barriers to Efficient Deals

Feb 17, 2009

Physical Enhancement of Human Performance: Is Law Keeping Pace With Science?

Feb 03, 2009

Reshaped Destinies: Confronting Our Human Future The Need for and Promise of an Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Oct 15, 2008

WHERE HAVE ALL THE MANAGEABLE CASES GONE? A Less But Better, Project Management Proposal to E-Discovery To Rescue Modern Litigation

Sep 22, 2008

The Weaker Sex: Is Being Male a Legally Cognizable Defect, Impairment, or Disability?

Jul 18, 2008

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Disproportionate Prevalence of Women Among Kevorkian's Patients

May 19, 2008

Case Evaluation: Too much emphasis on a quantitative approach often misses key factors

Apr 01, 2008

Born in the U.S.A.

Mar 03, 2008

International business law takes cue from U.S.

Feb 28, 2008

Embryonic Stem Cells in Science and Medicine, Part II: Law, Ethics, and the Continuing Need for Dialogue

Jan 28, 2008

Impact of the US Patent System on the Promise of Personalized Medicine

Aug 06, 2007

Google Newspeak on copyright holders' right

Jul 25, 2007

Betting Big Against Google

Jul 02, 2007

Male Versus Female Genital Alteration: Differences in Legal, Medical, and Socioethical Responses

May 01, 2007

Quantitative Techniques For Case Evaluation And Their Limitations

Oct 02, 2006

Optimize Your Case Evaluations

Jul 03, 2006

Achieving Optimal Evaluation of Business and Commercial Cases

Jul 01, 2006

Under Comity's Banner

Dec 05, 2005

Use and Misuse of U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Foreign Restructurings

Apr 01, 2005

APE Rampage

Jan 24, 2005

U.S. Recognition of International Financial Restructurings

Nov 01, 2004

Changing International Commercial Litigation

Sep 01, 2004

Practitioner Note: International Comity at the Crossroads: Practical Implications and Public Policy Challenges

Sep 01, 2004

International Comity at the Crossroads: Practical Implications and Public Policy Challenges

Aug 02, 2004

The Sham Principle in Antitrust and Patent Law: Towards a Unified Theory

Apr 01, 2004

Breaking Symmetry: Do Recent Circuit Decisions Threaten the Core Balance Struck by Congress in Enacting the Hatch-Waxman Act?

Sep 12, 2002

The Special Case of Litigation Between Brand Name & Generic Manufacturers

May 14, 2002

Intellectual Property and Antitrust in the Health Care Field: The Road to Hell and Good Intentions

Jan 11, 2002

The Hatch-Waxman Act: Ground Zero in the Interface between Antitrust and Intellectual Property

Mar 29, 2001

Exclusive Distribution and Antitrust

Dec 03, 1984

Proposed Revisions of the Justice Department's Merger Guidelines

Dec 01, 1981


IP Insight

U.S. Federal Courts

Supreme Court, in FTC v. Actavis, Rejects the “Scope of the Patent” Test, Holding that Antitrust Law's “Rule of Reason” Analysis Can Pierce the Shield of Patent Rights

Jul 09, 2013

Supreme Court Rules that a Naturally Occurring DNA Segment Is Not Patent Eligible, But cDNA May Be Patent Eligible

Jul 09, 2013

Federal Circuit Rules on Patentability of Business Method Patent

Jul 09, 2013

The Federal Circuit Has Jurisdiction over Appeals in Which Damages and Willfulness Remain Unresolved

Jul 09, 2013

Federal Circuit Clarifies Standards for a Clinical Trial to Be Public Use

Jul 09, 2013

Contract/Government Regulation: The development of Manhattan's West Side Stadium and the U.S.'s bid for the Olympics; separate litigation involving the Meadowlands football stadium
Patent: 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
Antitrust: Involving the largest vitamins cartel ever; separate FTC proceeding involving pharmaceutical life cycle management; separate litigations under sections 1 and 2
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)
License, development agreements, non-competes: Including successful multi-billion dollar arbitration involving one of the world's best-selling cancer products
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
Insurance/Reinsurance: Including multiple trials securing hundreds of millions in coverage and ultimate resolution in excess of $1 billion
Securities/Corporate Governance: Including SEC, FCPA, and internal investigations
Corporate/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
Financial Services Litigation: Including disputes over complex financial products
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

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Louis M. Solomon

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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