Louis M. Solomon

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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 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

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


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

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Louis M. Solomon

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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