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Lou joined Reed Smith in 1997 and is a partner in the firm's Global Commercial Disputes Group in the Philadelphia office. He is a trial attorney with first-and second-chair trial experience in both federal and state courts. Lou has successfully defended major public and private companies in complex commercial cases and has won jury and non-jury defense verdicts on behalf of these clients. He also has extensive arbitration experience and has successfully briefed and argued civil appeals before state and federal appellate courts.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1996, J.D., cum laude, Temple Law Review, Note Comment Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh, 1992, B.A., Dual major in Economics & Business, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association

  • Honorable John J. Hughes, U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey, 1 January 1996 to 1 January 1997