Louis Frapporti is a partner and former managing partner of Gowlings WLG’s Hamilton office. His practice is concentrated on product liability and insurance litigation, negligence and other tort actions, contractual disputes, and appellate advocacy. The focus of Louis' practice has been representing Canadian, US, European, and Chinese corporations, particularly manufacturers and insurers, in the defence or prosecution of product liability, negligence, and/or breach of contract claims. Louis has considerable courtroom experience, having tried a variety of cases in courtrooms across Ontario. He also often advises clients concerning the negotiation of supply and service agreements with a view to mitigating legal exposure and risk. Following his call to the Bar in 1992, he served as a clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario. Louis has pioneered innovative methods of service delivery involving knowledge management tools, customized software, and new staffing and billing models. These efforts are primarily centred upon insurance defence and subrogated recovery and are geared towards the handling of larger volumes of claims, primarily for insurers, at lower cost to clients. Louis has long been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.