Theodore 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 U.S., 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.