Louis A. Craco
Current EmployerPartner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher since 1964. Senior partner of the Litigation Department.
ExperiencePractice has included general business litigation; domestic and transnational disputes relating to commercial transactions; contests over control or dissolution of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures; antitrust and trade regulation; intellectual property and unfair competition; financial and accounting issues; environmental matters (including CERCLA, insurance coverage and general liability claims); transportation equipment and marine financing; banking; insurance; professional liability; securities; bankruptcy and reorganizations.
PanelsArbitrator (sole or on panel) or Mediator in ad hoc matters and under auspices of: American Arbitration Association; International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration; Center for Public Resources; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Public Employee Relations Board.
Member, AAA Panels for Large and Complex Cases and International Cases.
Member, New York Regional Panel, Center for Public Resources.
Member, North American Council of the London Court of International Arbitration.
Special Master, N.Y. Appellate Division for mediation of commercial cases pending on appeal.
AssociationsAdmitted to New York bar, 1958; also admitted to bar of U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. courts of Appeal for 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuits, and U.S. District courts for Southern and Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Central District of California.
Chair, New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law (1999-)
Chair, N.Y. Court of Appeals' Committee on the Profession and the Courts (1993-1995).
President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1982-1984); previously served in the Association in several other offices. Also served as Chairman, Council on Criminal Justice; Chairman, Committee on Civil Rights; and as a member of the Committees on the Judiciary, Federal Legislation, and Arms Control and International Security Affairs. Board of Directors, founding member and past Chairman of Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) of New York City.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
Member, American Law Institute.
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
EducationCollege of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, (A.B., magna cum laude, 1954); New York University (LL.B., cum laude, 1957, Root Tilden Scholar, Articles Editor, N.Y.U. Law Review).
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