Profile

Lou 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 more than 25 years. 

He 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.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - ERISA, 2010-2022 (listed for 10 years)
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2021
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Practice Committee, NDNY Federal Court Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Mediator, ADR Mandatory Mediation Program, Northern District of New York

  • "Don’t Overlook CPLR § 901(b): New York’s Protection Against Class Actions for Statutory Penalties," Bond Complex Litigation Quarterly, Spring 2015

  • Class Action Practice and Procedure: State and Federal Court Perspectives, NYSBA, June 10, 2020

  • Board of Trustees, Cazenovia Public Library
  • Campaign Cabinet, Jewish Federation of Central New York, 2019 & 2020
  • Past Member, Board of Education, Cazenovia Central School District
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Society of Concord
  • Past Vice Chair, Town of Cazenovia Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Past Executive Board Member, Syracuse Jewish Federation
  • Past Board Member, Cazenovia Lake Association
  • Past Board Member, Hiscock Legal Aid Society
  • Past Board Member, Menorah Park
  • Past Board Member, WJPZ, Inc.
  • 2008 Syracuse 40 Under 40 Honoree