Louis Russo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Russo Law, LLC
 | 276 5th Ave, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 929-387-4674
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Louis Russo is the founder of Russo Law LLC and represents clients in both New Jersey and New York. His practice is focused around the following legal matters: business, contracts, noncompete agreements, employment contracts, office and commercial leases, nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, business litigation, partnership disputes, business divorce, international arbitration, mediation, arbitration and small-business representation.

    A certified Arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Mr. Russo also has an Avvo “Superb” rating. For his high ethical standards and a long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York, the District of Columbia and the state of New Jersey.

    Mr. Russo is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    In 2002, Mr. Russo graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts, then moved on to law school. At the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra Law, he graduated magna cum laude and earned his Juris Doctor in 2007. He was named a Gold Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell and is extensively involved in his community. A mentor with the Villanova BRIDGE Society, he is also an alumni interviewer for the Villanova University Scholarship Program, a delegate for the 2016 United Nations Commission on International Trade Working Group for Arbitration and Conciliation and on the Lawyers Committee for the Inner-City Scholarship Fund.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Closely Held Business
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts


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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Louis Russo

    Admitted: 2008, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.russolaw-llc.com/


    • Super Lawyers, ​New York Metro, Rising Star, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
    • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017-18
    • AV Preeminent Client Champion (Platinum)
    • Martindale - Client Champion (Gold)
    • AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of New Jersey
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA)
    • District for the District of Columbia
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • New York City Small Claims Court Arbitrator
    • Washington DC
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
    • New York International Arbitration Center (Member)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Inner-City Scholarship Fund: Lawyers Committee
    • Delegate, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law 2016 Working Group for Arbitration and Conciliation
    • Alumni Interviewer, Villanova University Scholarship Program
    • Mentor, Villanova BRIDGE Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, "E-Disclosure Bytes — Managing ESI in International Commercial Arbitration," Mealey's Litigation Discovery Report and Mealey's International Arbitration Report, April 2018, 2018
    • Co-Presenter, "D&O Liability in the Digital Age," New York City Association of Insurance Women (NYCAIW) Breakfast and Learn, New York City, New York, April 6, 2018, 2018
    • Co-Author, "The Evolving Landscape of Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration," Mealey's International Arbitration Report, November 2017
    • Co-Presenter, "D&O Liability in the Digital Age," LVL/Allied World CE/CLE, New York City, New York, May 7, 2018, 2018
    • Chapter Co-Author, "Professional Liability Claims," Resolving Insurance Claim Disputes Before Trial, ABA Book Publishing, 2018, 2018
    • Contributing Author, "Waiving Goodbye to Fiduciary Duties," New York Business Journal, August 23, 2018, 2018
    • Co-Author, “Uber’s Online Terms and Conditions Invoking Arbitration Receives 5 Stars,” Inside Counsel, September 21, 2017
    • Panelist, "Best Practices and Tips for Mediation: 4 Perspectives," National Arbitration and Mediation, March 2017
    • Co-Author, “Your Arbitral Awards are Safe: U.S. Courts are Deferential to Arbitral Disclosure Rulings,” Mealey’s International Arbitration Report, October 2015
    • Panelist, “Utilizing Technology in Dispute Resolution,” Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2015
    • Co-Author, “New York’s Highest Court Rejects Attempt to Compel Nonsignatory to Arbitrate Under the Direct Benefits Estoppel Doctrine,” Young ICCA Blog, May 2015
    • Co-Author, “Navigating the Complexities of International Arbitration,” Bloomberg BNA, February 2014
    • Panelist, “Why Choose International Arbitration?”, Asian-American Bar Association of New York, 2014
    • Co-Author, “New Curbs on Arbitrator Interviews,” Global Arbitration Review, June 2013
    • Author, “Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law, Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter and Bank and Corporate Governance Law,” Delaware Quarterly, January 2013
    • Panelist, “Mediation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” ICC Young Arbitrator Forum, 2013
    • Co-Author, “How Morrison Inadvertently Broadens Extraterritorial Actions,” New York Law Journal, August 2012
    • Quoted in Bloomberg Law Report — Securities Law, February 2012
    • Co-Author, “Tellabs, Matrixx & Scienter: Forget the Trees and Focus on the Forest,” Wall Street Lawyer, July 2011

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Served as adjunct professor of International Commercial Arbitration (3 semesters), 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Villanova University, B.A., 2002

    Industry Groups

    • and small businesses
    • Biopharma
    • Retail
    • Sports
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Louis Russo

    276 5th Ave
    Suite 704
    New York, NY 10001

    Phone: 929-387-4674

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