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Lou is Head of Reed Smith International Litigation (US). He is an internationally recognized trial lawyer, having tried over 50 complex commercial cases to judges, juries, and arbitral or governmental bodies.  Lou has litigated to successful conclusion over a dozen billion dollar controversies.  Lou has extensive experience in acting as lead trial counsel in international disputes or controversies affecting multinational companies operating across the globe. Lou has served as lead trial counsel in private and class action cases as well as government and regulatory proceedings in a wide range of subject matters, practice areas, and industries.


  • Harvard Law School, 1979, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Yeshiva University, 1976, B.A., summa cum laude

  • New York

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • President (Parnas), Congregation Shearith Israel, America’s Oldest Jewish Congregation
  • Member, Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Awards & Recognition

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Listed, LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, New Stars, New Worlds and Leading Lawyers in America
  • Listed, New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • Listed, Best of The U.S. Legal Directory, Best of Class: Commercial Litigation
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States