Eric Solovy (HLS ’99), a partner in Sidley Austin’s Washington, D.C. office, counsels companies, trade associations and governments on international trade and intellectual property matters, and litigates disputes over such matters. In 2014, in recognition of his work in multiple WTO disputes, he was named by Law360 Rising Stars as one of the top five international trade lawyers in the United States under the age of 40, and is consistently recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Trade and Customs.
Eric focuses on litigation before the WTO, having been at the center of some of the most complex and contentious disputes in its history. Eric has represented governments and counseled interested private parties at every level of dispute settlement proceedings, presenting written and oral arguments before WTO panels and the Appellate Body on multiple occasions. Eric has litigated WTO disputes in a number of subject areas, and has particular experience in disputes under the TRIPS Agreement, the SCM Agreement, the SPS Agreement, and the TBT Agreement.
In the intellectual property area, Eric represents clients in litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in complex patent disputes, including in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, software, and hardware. Eric combines his experience in both international trade and intellectual property law, and frequently counsels, writes, and lectures on the international trade law and policy aspects of intellectual property protection, including with respect to intellectual property protection in the TRIPS Agreement and various Free Trade Agreements.