Lou is a partner with more than twenty years of experience in complex business litigation and reinsurance arbitration. He has tried numerous commercial disputes and has handled appeals in both state and federal court.
Before joining Butler Rubin in 1993, Lou was a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He later served as a law clerk to the Hon. James B. Zagel, U.S. District Court Judge. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Lou as an AV® rated attorney.
Lou was named as a leader in insurance law in The Best Lawyers in America (2012 and 2013).
- Representing a ceding company in a dispute over the reinsurer’s claim for over $30 million allegedly due with respect to expense allowances deducted from premium.
- Representing Old Republic Insurance Company in federal court action involving multi-million dollar dispute over credit insurance policy claims.
- After four-week trial, obtained a $5.6 million judgment in breach of contract action brought on behalf of reinsurance broker.
- Obtained $1 million + judgment in a breach of severance compensation agreement case brought on behalf of a former Caremark International executive; successfully defended the trial court’s award on appeal.
- Obtained a permanent injunction against a former employee of a software development company ordering the return and prohibiting the disclosure of company trade secrets.
- Defended a travel insurance provider in a reinsurance arbitration involving a dispute over coverage for terrorism claims stemming from September 11 attack.
- Prevented a developer from obtaining injunction to use our client’s access road as the main artery of a large-scale commercial development project; successfully defended the trial court’s judgment on appeal.
- Represented reinsurers in three separate arbitrations with cedents regarding surety bond losses.
- Lead trial counsel in an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority brought on behalf of mobility impaired plaintiffs; obtained more than $15 million in improvements to CTA system to achieve equal access to public trains and buses for riders with disabilities.