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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: International Trade
Sidley Austin
1501 K Street NW #600
Washington, DC 20005
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: International Trade 

The program will offer the new general counsel to the US Trade Representative (and a member of WHF!) the chance to speak off the record to members about the Trade Representative’s priorities as well as hear an industry response. 

Joseph Barloon, General Counsel to the United States Trade Representative 
Eric M. Solovy, Sidley Austin, Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy Partner

Date: January 23, 2020   
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Location: Sidley Austin, 1501 K Street NW #600, Washington DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square 


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Speaker Bios

Joseph L. Barloon he advises the USTR on all legal and enforcement matters. Prior to joining USTR, Mr. Barloon was a senior Litigation Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. At Skadden, Mr. Barloon litigated a wide range of cases in federal courts across the country and handled enforcement matters before federal and state administrative agencies. Prior to Skadden, Mr. Barloon clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

A native of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Mr. Barloon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from Harvard College, a Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Georgetown Law School. At Georgetown, Mr. Barloon was a member of the Georgetown Law Review and a recipient of the George Brent Mickum III Prize and the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics.

Eric Solovy counsels companies, trade associations and governments on international trade and intellectual property matters and litigates disputes over such matters. Several years ago, 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 World Trade Organization (WTO), having been at the center of some of the most complex and contentious disputes in its history. In the intellectual property area, Eric has represented 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. Further, Eric represents a major global media company on issues involving international and domestic protection of copyrights. In the international trade area, Eric has represented governments and counseled interested private parties at every level of dispute settlement proceedings at the WTO, presenting written and oral arguments before WTO panels and the Appellate Body on multiple occasions. In addition to his experience in private practice, Eric was a law clerk to the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also served in the Office of Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.