Louis Russo is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation department, where he represents clients in a variety of litigation matters.  His practice currently focuses on products liability defense and complex commercial litigation.  Mr. Russo also shares the Firm’s commitment to pro bono, with a particular interest in domestic violence issues.

Representative Matters

Products Liability
Mr. Russo regularly defends major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability suits brought in both state and federal courts, including state mass tort proceedings and multi-district litigation. 

Commercial Disputes
Mr. Russo also represents clients in complex commercial litigation arising under tort, contract, and business-organization law in state and federal court, and before domestic and international arbitrators.

Pro Bono
Mr. Russo recently drafted an amicus brief on behalf of several non-profit organizations addressing issues relating to the intersection between domestic violence and the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.


  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

  • DRI, Drug and Medical Device Committee, Young Lawyers Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member


  • Co-author, "'Accutane' Appeal Presents Opportunity for NJ to Adopt 'Daubert'," New Jersey Law Journal (December 11, 2017)

  • "The Foreign Plaintiff Problem," Bloomberg BNA's Product Safety & Liability Reporter (December 5, 2016)

  • "From Railroads to Sand Dunes: An Examination of the Offsetting Doctrine in Partial Takings," 83 Fordham L. Rev. 1539 (2014)