- Wagner College (B.A., 2012, summa cum laude)
- Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2015, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
- New York
- Not admitted to D.C. but being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York
Louis M. Russo practices in the Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups and is a member of the Firm's trial team engaged in the serial litigation over an EPA-approved herbicide. He represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, focusing on products liability and complex litigation defense. He has significant experience in all aspects of products liability litigation, including fact and expert discovery, proceedings before the Federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, pleading and summary judgment motions, Daubert/Frye motions, trials, appeals, and settlement strategy.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Russo defended major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability matters involving antibiotics, antipsychotics, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, prescription opioids, surgical mesh, and suture anchors. He also defended a major consumer goods manufacturer in a state consolidated litigation involving cosmetic talcum powder, leading fact discovery and depositions. In that same litigation, he was a member of the trial team for the first New York trial involving the cosmetic talc product, preparing motions in limine, evidentiary motions, post-trial briefing, and appellate briefing, which resulted in dismissal of all claims. He has also represented clients in complex commercial litigation in areas including anti-counterfeiting, antitrust, tort, contract, and business organization law, and he has represented pro bono clients in appeals involving criminal law, administrative law, domestic violence, and human rights abuses.
Mr. Russo received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude from Wagner College with a B.A. in Government/Politics and Economics.