• University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD (magna cum laude), 1998
  • Dartmouth College, BA, 1993

Lou is a partner in the Philadelphia office and an experienced lawyer representing insurance industry clients in insurance coverage, extra-contractual exposure and regulatory litigation and counselling engagements throughout the United States. 

Lou has over two decades of experience in the insurance sphere, including three years as Chief Litigation Counsel at a domestic P&C insurer. Since his return to private practice in 2012, Lou has represented US and international insurance companies in coverage matters involving a wide range of coverages and issues, including general liability, E&O and professional liability, D&O, pollution liability, commercial property and marine insurance and construction defect, toxic tort, catastrophic loss and policy rescission claims. Lou draws from this deep and diverse experience to deliver effective advocacy and pragmatic counselling to his clients.   

As an experienced trial court and appellate litigator, Lou also represents clients in commercial and environmental litigation matters in courts throughout the US.  

Lou is a frequent author and speaker industry conferences providing thought leadership on emerging and important insurance coverage issues, as well as at seminars for clients in the US and London Market to counsel them in all aspects of insurance law, such as emerging risks, recent developments in the law and avoiding bad faith exposure. Lou was also a key member of an insurance coverage practice recognized by Chambers USA.

Qualifications and admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
  • US District Court for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Presentations and publications


  • “US casualty & coverage overview,” In-House Client Training (June 2022)
  • “Coverage 101,” In-House Client Training (February 2021)
  • “Construction claims - Talking the talk - A glossary of terms and concepts,” In-House Client Training (November 2020)
  • “Claims Handling, Coverage, Bad Faith and an Insured’s Bankruptcy in High Exposure/Multiple Claimant Claims,” presented at ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference, Phoenix, AZ (February 2020)


  • Co-author, “Mirror-image counterclaims in declaratory judgment actions,” published for Kennedys (July 2022)
  • Co-author, “Insurance takes back seat to State’s defense and indemnity obligations under the Tort Claims Act,” published for Kennedys (January 2022)
  • Co-Author, “Lessons Learned: D&O Coverage for Appraisal Litigation Claims,” published for Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, Winter 2019 Newsletter