Luis represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in all facets of commercial litigation. He has experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, and has arbitrated cases before JAMS and AAA. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, he served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Chief Judge Mary H. Murguía of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Luis was formerly an associate with the San Francisco office of an Am Law Top 40 law firm, where he litigated commercial and intellectual property disputes, including those involving trade secrets, employee mobility, breach of contract and fraud, copyright and trademark infringement, privacy issues, false advertising, unfair competition, consumer and securities class actions, and white-collar criminal defense.
Luis maintains an active pro bono practice. Currently he is part of a team suing the state of Georgia seeking to enjoin its racially discriminatory voting laws. Luis also regularly represents undocumented immigrants and indigent criminal defendants at trial and on appeal. He successfully obtained asylum and special immigrant juvenile status for several immigrants fleeing persecution in their countries of origin on account of their gender identity, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Luis also serves on the Board of Directors for Centro Legal de la Raza, a legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy.
Luis earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, his H.Soc.Sci. degree in gender and transformation from the University of Cape Town, and his B.A. from Vassar College. During law school he served as a Legal Intern for the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Rights Project, a Teaching Assistant to Professors Robert Scott, Alexandra Carter, and Bernard Harcourt, and President of the Columbia Latinx Law Students Association.