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Luke joined Reed Smith in January 2008 and is a member of the firm's Insurance Recovery Group. Luke handles insurance and captive reinsurance coverage cases and arbitrations from inception through resolution across the country and internationally.

Credentials

  • Notre Dame Law School, 2004, J.D., cum laude, Articles Editor of Notre Dame Law Review
  • Georgetown University, 2001, B.A., cum laude

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit

  • Co-chair of Philadelphia Reed Smith Diversity Committee
  • Reed Smith Board Representative Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a “2019 Pennsylvania Trailblazer” by The Legal Intelligencer for his work co-founding LEADRS, a Reed Smith affinity group focused on attracting, supporting and promoting attorneys with disabilities of all types, physical and mental and his pro bono efforts for the Philadelphia Name Change Project. 
  • Won “Influencer of Law” recognition from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 2019
  • Named one of the 2018 "Lawyers on the Fast Track" list issued by The Legal Intelligencer. A description of the selection methodology can be found at law.com/legalintelligencer. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Insurance Coverage (2010, 2012-2019). The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In the News

  • 18 September 2019 “3rd Circuit Vacates In Part Rulings Against Insured On Duty To Indemnify Defects” Lexis Legal News
  • 13 September 2019 “3rd Circ. Partly Revives Sapa's Faulty Window Coverage Bid” Law360

Notable Quotes

  • 21 November 2019 “Q&A with Reed Smith” Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Diversity and the Bar Magazine Fall 2019 
  • 14 November 2019 “Driving Progress through Diversity and Inclusion: Epilepsy Awareness Month” Reed Smith Look Closer
  • 13 November 2019 “Hearing Scheduled on Trans Boy’s Requests for a Name Change” Philadelphia Gay News
  • 7 July 2019 “Diversity Efforts At Many Firms Ignore Disabled Attorneys” Law360  
  • 5 June 2019 “ Transgender Women Challenge Name Change Law In Court,” WESA, a Pittsburgh NPR Station
  • 30 May 2019 “Three transgender women challenge portion of Pennsylvania’s name-change law,” The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • 29 May 2019 “ Pennsylvania Name Change Law Challenged on Behalf of Three Transgender Women - TLDEF Applauds Action by Attorneys from Reed Smith,” Erie Gay News
  • 29 May 2019 “ Transgender Women Challenge Pa. Name-Change Rules,” Law360
  • 24 October 2018 "Are Law Firms Committed to Disability Diversity? A Handful of Firms Have Taken Action" ABA Journal
  • 15 August 2018 "How One Firm Moved the Needle on Disability Inclusion" Law360
  • 4 February 2016 "Trans name-change project expands locally" Philadelphia Gay News