Eric W. Bloom

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Eric W. Bloom

Eric W. Bloom

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Eric Bloom is a partner in Winston’s litigation department and international arbitration practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Eric has served as U.S. counsel to the Republic of Ecuador. In this capacity, he has been counsel to the Republic in two multi-billion dollar investor-state arbitrations in the last eight years: Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Company v. The Republic of Ecuador (PCA Case No. 2009-23) and Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Company v. The Republic of Ecuador (PCA Case No. AA277). He has also served as counsel for the Republic in the following arbitrations: Repsol YPF Ecuador S.A., et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador and Petroecuador (ICSID) and Murphy Exploration and Production Company International v. The Republic of Ecuador (ICSID).

Eric also represents investors in investor-state arbitration and parties in ICC arbitrations.

He is a pioneer in obtaining discovery through U.S. discovery procedures in support of arbitration clients, having litigated more than a dozen such cases over the last three years in courts throughout the United States. He has prevailed in each instance, including before four different U.S. Courts of Appeals. Much of Eric’s practice is devoted to cross-border disputes.

Eric has argued cases around the globe, from The Hague to London, to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the United States, Eric successfully argued the seminal corruption case Sun-Diamond Growers of California v. United States, 526 U.S. 398 (1999). He has likewise successfully litigated matters, in both the trial and appellate courts, on behalf of a major computer manufacturer, and devoted many years representing a number of U.S. and foreign banks and financial institutions as well as, their officers, directors, and shareholders, in both routine and complex commercial cases.

Recently, he prevailed in a three-week trial, obtaining a multi-million dollar jury verdict on behalf of a Latin American promoter against Grammy-nominated reggaeton singer Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, also known as “Daddy Yankee,” for defamation.

Eric has conducted and/or represented scores of individuals and companies in internal investigations and investigations by grand juries and other governmental entities.

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Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1987

National University School of Law was a law school founded in Washington, D.C. in 1869. Originally intended as part of a larger design for a national university in the United States, the school was the principal component of "National University" during its existence. It merged into George Washington University School of Law in 1954, to create the National Law Center at The George Washington University.

B.A., magna cum laude
Class of 1984

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

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Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

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