DAVID LEWIS has over 35 years of experience in complex business and regulatory litigation, with trial experience that dates from Sidley’s representation of AT&T in U.S. v. AT&T, one of the largest antitrust cases of all time. His litigation and arbitration practice involves representation of clients spanning a range of industries, including energy, automotive, telecommunications, and health care companies. He works frequently with engineering, accounting and economic experts.
The focus of David’s practice in recent years has been on litigation on behalf of pipelines and other energy companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). David also has extensive experience handling complex commercial and contract disputes for clients across numerous industries, and serves as an arbitrator in commercial and business organization disputes. His recent work includes:
serving as principal trial counsel for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company in ongoing “prudence” litigation before FERC relating to a major upgrade of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System;
representing a global automotive component supplier in multi-party commercial warranty litigation; and
serving as the sole arbitrator in a dispute under a marketing agreement relating to payroll processing products.
David is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel of the American Arbitration Association and a volunteer Mediator in the Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review at the University of Illinois and joined Sidley in 1974 after serving as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Philip Tone in Chicago. He has been a partner in the Washington, DC office since 1980.