Eric S. Parnes is Chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Defense Industry practice group, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Technology Committee, and a partner in the Litigation and International Trade Departments. Eric 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 represents clients in high-stakes matters, including international-trade disputes, litigation under the False Claims Act, securities class actions and shareholder derivative claims, IP litigation, and commercial disputes. Eric has served as national counsel coordinating litigation in multiple jurisdictions in large, multi-defendant actions under state and federal law. His experience includes work with leading experts in a wide variety of fields, including economics, financial valuations, wireless technology, and forest ecology.
In his international trade practice, Eric has represented clients in countervailing duty (CVD) and anti-dumping (AD) investigations and administrative reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce; injury investigations and sunset reviews before the U.S. International Trade Commission; challenges to agency determinations before NAFTA Binational Panels, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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.
The Justice Department’s False Claims Act Memorandum: An Invitation for Advocacy, Westlaw Journal White Collar Crime (April 2018), with John F. Wood
Contributor, Consumer Protection Law Developments, ABA Antitrust Section
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of International Trade
Representation of the Government of Canada in international trade litigation before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, NAFTA Chapter 19 Binational Panels, and the World Trade Organization
Representation of a major German paper manufacturer in antidumping proceedings involving multiple Commerce Department administrative reviews, Commerce Department and International Trade Commission sunset reviews, and several cases in the Court of International Trade and Federal Circuit
Representation of government contractors in connection with internal investigations and compliance matters
Representation of the complainant seeking temporary and permanent relief in an International Trade Commission investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company and several of its officers and directors in multidistrict litigation and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court in securities, shareholder derivative, and Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) litigation arising out of withdrawal of a drug from the market
United States v. Canada, LCIA No. 111790, representation of the government of Canada in an arbitration under the Softwood Lumber Agreement of 2006
Representation of an energy company in shareholder litigation involving the acquisition of a limited partnership
Representation of a Fortune 200 company in a complex disclosure under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation involving multiple sites, including strong corrective actions and compliance program improvements
Representation of a US company in review of a transaction by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
Representation of a regional medical center in connection with government investigations
Representation of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in multi-defendant actions in federal and state courts, including multiple state attorney general actions, challenging industry pricing practices
Representation of a Swedish company in nonadministered arbitration proceedings against a major US corporation in a dispute involving an agreement to develop and commercialize new technology
Representation of outside directors of energy company in consolidated federal securities class action and state and federal shareholder derivative actions stemming from restated financial disclosures
Representation of members of Oregon’s congressional delegation before Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court in successful challenge to the federal government’s attempt to curtail Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act
Representation of the defendant in a successful opposition to an appeal from the dismissal of breach of contract, fraud, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims
Representation of General Motors Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Hallmark, Fortune Brands, Electrolux NA and Microsoft Corp. as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in a patent case addressing issues of obviousness