ou is Deputy Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He has tried cases to jury and bench, argued appeals, arbitrated and mediated disputes, and counseled clients in high stakes matters of contention across New York State and around the country for over 20 years. Lou has proven himself an effective advocate in numerous and diverse venues, from rural county courthouses to the Second Circuit in Manhattan, and in subject areas ranging from civil rights to creditors' rights, intellectual property to employment law and ERISA, and business and commercial law to Title IX.
Lou has successfully represented Fortune 100 companies and major hospital, college, and university clients. His work on behalf of individuals and small businesses has been equally rewarding. He helped a local business secure a preliminary injunction against a multi-national conglomerate in a trademark infringement action the New York Law Journal called a case of "David versus Goliath." Lou's work on behalf of a local school district in a novel matter concerning free speech and the separation of church and state has been covered by the New York Times.
Lou has significant experience in the class action arena. He has defended clients in collective and class action lawsuits under the FLSA, the New York Labor Law, ERISA, the ADEA, and consumer protection statutes. In one recent case, he obtained the dismissal of a putative class action alleging claims of deceptive trade practices and false advertising against one of the country’s largest furniture retailers.
Lou has a keen understanding of the challenges facing litigants in the 21st century. He has presented on electronic discovery issues to members of the federal bench and bar at the invitation of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. Lou was invited by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland to present his winning arguments on a novel question of Internet jurisdiction in a patent infringement case at the University of Maryland School of Law. Lou and a team of Bond attorneys recently defeated a motion for preliminary injunction in a trade secrets case between federal defense contractors in the cybersecurity industry.
A devoted student of the law as well as a successful advocate, Lou has been a Guest Lecturer on the First Amendment at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.