Eric S. Parnes is Chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Defense Industry practice group and a partner in the Litigation and Trade Departments who focuses on representing clients in complex disputes—in court, before administrative agencies, and before arbitral tribunals—and on conducting internal investigations and advising clients on corporate compliance matters.
In his litigation and arbitration practice, Eric has represented clients in matters including international-trade disputes, litigation under the False Claims Act, D&O liability, securities class actions, IP litigation, and commercial disputes.
His experience includes work with leading experts in a wide range of fields, including economics, pharmaceuticals, wireless technology, and forest ecology. He recently served as trial counsel for the complainant seeking a temporary exclusion order under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.
He also represented the Government of Canada in its entirely successful defense of two arbitrations against the United States under the Softwood Lumber Agreement of 2006.
In his international trade practice, Eric has represented clients in CVD and AD investigations and administrative reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce, injury investigations and sunset reviews before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and challenges to agency determinations before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eric has served as national counsel coordinating litigation in multiple jurisdictions against claims arising under state-law consumer protection and unfair and deceptive practices laws.
Eric is also a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and has represented clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, five U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
- Member, Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Chapter
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2002, cum laude, Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
- University of Maryland, B.A., 1999
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