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Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Ted Essex served as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge for a decade, and is now Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. In addition to being admitted to the bars in the District of Columbia and Louisiana, he is also a registered solicitor in England and Wales.

Ted has been hailed an unofficial ambassador to intellectual property lawyers and judges throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, and during his time at the ITC handled some of the most important and noteworthy Section 337 intellectual property infringement proceedings involving the world’s most valuable and renowned companies.

Before joining the ITC, Ted served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate, where he had extensive international practice, gained experience working with labor, criminal and EEO law, and managed large offices of lawyers and staff. During this time Ted trained hundreds of attorneys, gave numerous lectures and published in variety of areas.

Ted also holds the distinction of being the only individual to have served as the president for both the Pauline Newman and Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court, both of which focus solely on intellectual property issues.

In addition to his client responsibilities, Ted is a professional lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School and has co-authored a chapter on ITC Mediation in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) book about alternative dispute resolution.

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