Profile

Louis is Chair of the Firm’s International Law Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Tax and Intellectual Property Groups.

Louis has practiced law involving international business since 1984. He advises foreign investors on establishing U.S. operations and assists U.S. clients in penetrating foreign markets through direct investment and foreign representation. Louis has counseled clients on transactions in all the major foreign jurisdictions, including China, India, the Middle East and South America.  Louis regularly assists clients with the complex issues involved in international supply and distribution chains, establishing foreign offices and manufacturing facilities, foreign joint ventures, overseas construction and engineering projects, international project and export finance, and the protection and licensing of U.S. technology and intellectual property.  Regarding regulatory matters, Louis has counseled clients on U.S. export controls, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  His engagements involve company audits regarding compliance with these regulations (as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), with the resulting development and implementation of comprehensive internal manuals and processes.

Louis also represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions domestically as well, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, intellectual property licensing, computer and technology contracts, product distribution, and commercial contracts generally.

EDUCATION

Fordham University, B.A., 1977, cum laude 

Georgetown University, J.D., 1980

HONORS/AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-present

The Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania®

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®

Select Lawyers, 2014-present

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Team Pennsylvania International Business Advisory Board

Director, World Trade Center – Harrisburg

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New York

Washington, D.C.

Texas