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Eric L. Lewis, Partner

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Practice Areas
  • Yale Law School (J.D. 1983), Article and Book Review Editor of the Yale Law Journal
  • Cambridge University (M. Phil., Fulbright Scholar, 1980)
  • Princeton University (A.B. 1979)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York

Eric Lewis practices in the areas of international insolvency, cross border disputes, and serious fraud cases.  Currently, Mr. Lewis serves as Global Legal Coordinator for the Algosaibi family of Saudi Arabia, the victims of the largest fraud in the history of the Middle East, as well as counsel to the Liquidators of Carlyle Capital Corporation,  the Liquidators of Madoff International Securities Limited, the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Company, and a number of hedge funds and family-owned Middle East conglomerates.

Mr. Lewis also represents Guantanamo and Afghan detainees in litigation seeking redress and accountability for torture and religious abuse while in U.S. custody.

He has served as principal U.S. counsel to the liquidators of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in multi-jurisdictional criminal and civil litigation.  Mr. Lewis led the trial team that obtained a $1 billion fraud and racketeering judgment against a BCCI front man and enforced the judgment through the courts of Saudi Arabia, the first non-Arab League judgment ever enforced in that country.

Mr. Lewis has particular expertise assisting European, Middle Eastern, and Latin American clients dealing with the complexities of U.S. civil and criminal proceedings.  Previously, he has represented a large U.K. pension fund with respect to losses suffered in the collapse of WorldCom, a leading hedge fund in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme in connection with United Nations and U.S. investigations.

An expert in offshore asset tracing and trusts, he serves as a Director of the Jersey International Business School in the Channel Islands.

Mr. Lewis was selected by Washington DC Super Lawyers (2007-2013) and by Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2009) as one of "The Top Attorneys" in Business Litigation in the Washington, D.C., area.  He is also featured in Who’s Who as an expert in international insolvency.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Elected Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales
  • Fellow of the Congress of International Legal Studies
  • Elected Member of the American Law Institute
  • Director, Global Rights (2004- present)
  • Observer with Special Consultative Status, 61st Meeting of United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, Geneva (2005)
  • Panelist, International Enforcement of Judgments, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Washington (2005)
  • Presented numerous papers on litigation problems to international audiences
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Past Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to The Honorable David L. Bazelon, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit