Louis Lobel

Louis L. Lobel

Louis L. Lobel
+1 617 570 8276

Louis L. Lobel, an associate in Goodwin’s IP Litigation practice, represents life sciences and technology companies in intellectual property litigation, including complex commercial arbitrations. Mr. Lobel is an experienced trial attorney, having tried cases to juries, judges and arbitrators across the country.


Mr. Lobel has experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. He also has experience in complex antitrust and business litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on the life sciences industry. Mr. Lobel represents a wide variety of companies, ranging from innovators of new classes of drugs, to generic pharmaceutical companies seeking to bring affordable medication to the public, to established hardware companies.

Mr. Lobel’s recent representative cases include:

  • Trial counsel for a branded-pharmaceutical manufacturer in confidential arbitration involving antitrust and breach of contract claims over patent-licensing disputes upon generic entry in AAA arbitration proceedings resulting in dismissal of antitrust and breach of contract claims.
  • Trial counsel for a biotechnology company that developed and successfully brought-to-market a new class of drugs for the treatment of rare diseases in confidential commercial arbitration involving multiple license and collaboration agreements in AAA arbitration proceedings.
  • Trial counsel for LED manufacturer resulting in a jury verdict invalidating all asserted patent claims and finding non-infringement of all asserted claims in federal court.
  •  Trial counsel for a biotechnology company accused of trade secret misappropriation in federal court. 
  • Counsel for cannabis company accused of trademark infringement resulting in claims being dismissed on Summary Judgment.
  • Counsel for generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in litigation involving patent claims, injunction proceedings, and antitrust counterclaims in federal court.
  • Trial counsel for prominent Hotel brand resulting in dismissal of all claims in JAMS arbitration proceedings.
  • Trial counsel defending president of a pharmaceutical company against criminal anti-kickback allegations resulting in jury acquittal in federal court.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer and certain of its officers and directors defending against securities fraud claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 arising out of alleged misstatements and omissions concerning reimbursement and clinical test metrics, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice.

Mr. Lobel has prior experience as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex County (MA) District Attorney's Office where he tried numerous criminal cases and successfully litigated several jury trials.

Mr. Lobel also devotes a significant amount of time to representing pro bono clients in a variety of matters. Mr. Lobel worked with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and Prisoner Legal Services (PLS) in representing a transgender woman incarcerated in a men’s prison, achieving a first-of-its-kind ruling where a court interpreted the ADA’s exclusion of transgender people as unconstitutional and ultimately resulting in the client’s transfer to a women’s facility, the first transfer of its kind in the United States. Mr. Lobel represented multiple federal prison inmates petitioning for clemency, and state prison inmates seeking parole. Mr. Lobel also has a number of immigration clients, including asylum applicants, juveniles in immigration proceedings, and a transgender immigrant sexually assaulted upon entering the United States.

Professional Activities

While attending law school, Mr. Lobel was an Associate Notes Editor of the Texas Law Review and President of OUTLaw.

Professional Activities

Mr. Lobel is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Boston Bar Association, and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association. At Goodwin, he is also a member of the Associate Liaison Committee and a regional leader of the Pride group.




University of Texas

School of Law

(with Honors)


Middlebury College

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


•  Co-author, “Sanctuary Cities: Distinguishing Rhetoric from Reality,” Boston Bar Association (August 2017)