Juan Luis is a trial and appellate attorney who represents businesses in the manufacturing, insurance, health care, life sciences, medical device and other industries in disputes in federal and state courts and arbitrations.
I have broad experience defending and prosecuting complex commercial disputes, often between businesses or involving investors and executives, in connection with often high-stakes issues and significant financial or reputational concerns for our clients. My range of experience includes civil RICO and fraud claims, breaches of stock purchase and other acquisition agreements, franchising issues, trade secret misappropriation, intellectual property, misleading business practices, trade libel, breaches of fiduciary duties, and indemnity issues. I also have experience counseling and defending businesses in connection with their employment practices. I develop and apply timely, tailored strategies for each case, from pre-suit investigation, to fact and expert discovery, to trial and appeals.
I represent clients in the insurance industry handling diverse coverage issues—including interpretations of provisions that may lack prior legal construction, computer fraud and cyber risk coverage, issues relating to tiers of coverage, and allocation issues among insurers. Having litigated a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, I can effectively scrutinize and analyze the liability claims underlying difficult coverage disputes. I enjoy collaborating with our clients’ in-house legal teams to align our strategies with our clients’ business and risk-management objectives.
I have worked with large manufacturers in a spectrum of sectors, including the heating and air conditioning, trucking, aviation, medical devices and children’s products fields, to vigorously defend their products and provide counseling and opinions regarding regulatory and litigation risks. I work closely with my clients’ quality control, design and legal or business teams to develop a deep understanding of the products at issue and prepare a defense that matches my clients’ strategic objectives for all phases of litigation.
My regulatory experience spans counseling with regard to regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission. I also counsel various manufacturers and technology startups with regard to documentation, advertising, warranty and privacy issues.
I am following developments in federal procedure and changes to litigation technologies that are offering concrete opportunities to control litigation costs and move cases to trial more effectively. I also anticipate that clients will continue to evolve how they view and partner with their external litigation teams, expecting their litigators, like their deal lawyers, to develop pragmatic and future-focused legal solutions that align with their business objectives and legal interests.
Columbia Law School, J.D., Human Rights Law Review
University of Kansas, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Juan received a “Legal Eagle” recognition from Pulse Magazine for 2018 in the area of insurance law.
Juan is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court. Juan also serves on the Lideres board of Latino Justice PRLDEF.