HOUSTON PUTNAM LOWRY
Of Counsel to the firm
eMail: HPLowry@PolivyTaschner.com
Phone (860) 560-1180

 

Admitted to the Connecticut, District of Columbia and New York Bars

LAW RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

Currently a member of Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton in Hartford, Connecticut.

Brown & Welsh, P.C.; Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Attorney, February, 1993 - August 2015; presently "of counsel"
Engaged in the general practice of commercial law, including:

Complex Commercial Litigation: Drafting complaints, applications for contested prejudgment remedies and temporary restraining orders, summary judgment motions, trials and judgment executions. Extensive discovery practice. Areas of litigation include contracts, liquidation of collateral, landlord-tenant, foreclosures, false designation of origin, trademark infringement, trade secrets, computer crimes, piercing the corporate veil, and tax litigation. Small claims commissioner in Hartford Housing Session of Superior Court.

Bankruptcy: Representation of Chapter 7 debtors, Chapter 11 debtors, creditors seeking adequate protection, relief from the automatic stay, motions to convert, priority questions and discharge questions. Acted as Chapter 7 trustee, special counsel to bankruptcy trustees and as class action counsel.

Other areas of practice: Administrative law questions, probate law questions, unfair trade practices questions, and international law. 

Tarlow, Levy & Droney, P.C. n/k/a Levy & Droney, P.C.; Farmington, Connecticut 06034
Attorney, September, 1983 - February, 1993
Engaged in the general practice of commercial law, including complex commercial litigation (former Chair of litigation department), bankruptcy, computers and:
Commercial/Corporate: Plan and structure ventures and transactions. Drafting general business agreements, shareholder agreements, articles of incorporation, including extensive anti-takeover provisions, sales agreements, including bulk sales provisions, notes, warranty questions (express and implied), entrusting questions, letters of credit, drafting security agreements and liquidating collateral. Former member of ABA Ad hoc Committee on Payment Systems.

Other areas of practice: Administrative law questions, banking law questions, unfair trade practices questions, and international law. 

University of Connecticut School of Law; Hartford, Connecticut 06105.
Lecturer in International Commercial Law and International Commercial Arbitration, Spring 1990-1995; and 1999-2002.

U.S. District Judge William M. Acker, Jr.; Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
Law Clerk, September 1982 - July 1983.
 

EDUCATION:

National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Certificate, 1988.

Yale Law School; New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Visiting Scholar 1981 - 1982.

Hague Academy of International Law; The Hague, The Netherlands
Certificate in Private International Law (equivalent to Conflict of Laws), July 1981 and July 1982.
Charles A. Dana Fellow in International and Comparative Law, July 1981.

University of Cambridge; Cambridge, England
Bachelor of Law in International Law with Honors, June 1981; LLM in October 1998.
Courses included: Law of the Sea (Dr. G. Marston), Law of Peace (Judge Sir Robert Y. Jennings), International Institutions (Sir Elihu Lauterpacht and Prof. Clive Parry) and European Economic Community Law (Prof. Kurt Lipstein, P.J. Allott and Mrs. E. Freeman).

Gonzaga University School of Law; Spokane, Washington 99258
Juris Doctor cum laude, May 1980.
Member: Board of Regents (Finance & Audit Committee).

University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut 06268
Master of Business Administration, May 1980.

Pitzer College (a Claremont College); Claremont, California 91711
Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Psychology, June 1976.
Thesis: Basic Civil Rights of Institutionalized Mental Patients.
 

PUBLISHED BOOK:
Critical Documents Sourcebook Annotated: International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1991.
 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES
 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
American Arbitration Association's Commercial and International Panels of Arbitrators (certified as a large complex case arbitrator and member, Prudential Policyholders Appeals Committee).

American Bar Association (ADR Section [Co-Chair, International Arbitration subcommittee, 1994-2010], International [ABA representative to the United Nations, Council Member 1997-1998], and Science & Technology sections).

American Law Institute (Members consultative committees on Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A-Wire Transfers, Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3 & 4-Bills & Notes, Restatement Third on The United States Law of International Commercial Arbitration, Restatement Third on Trusts, Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes, Transnational Insolvency: Cooperation Among the NAFTA Countries, ALI/UNIDROIT Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure, Federal Judicial Code Revision Project, Restatement Third on Agency and Restatement on Suretyship). Currently life member.

American Society of International Law.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator (London, England)

Connecticut Bar Association (ADR [Legislative Committee Chair, 1993-1995, 2000, and 2004-2010], Computer Law* [Chair 1991-1993, Vice Chair 1986-1989, Chair 1999-2000, Chair 2001-2002], International Law & World Peace* [Chair 1987-1990, 1994-1997, and 2005-2013, Vice-Chair 1990-1994 and 1997-2005], and Commercial Law & Bankruptcy [Treasurer 1984-86, Executive Committee member 1985-1993, Legislative Committee Chair 1986-1998] sections). [*presently Executive Committee Member]

Connecticut Law Revision Commission's Advisory Committees on Uniform Commercial Code Article II-A (personal property leasing), Uniform Commercial Code Article VI (bulk sales), Connecticut Evidence Code and Connecticut Electronic Record & Signature Act.

eResolution (domain name dispute panel) (2000-2001)

International Law Association (Commercial Arbitration Committee and International Commercial Law Committee [Chair 1990-present]).

London Court of International Arbitration (North American Council member).

National Arbitration Forum (domain name dispute panel).

The Honorable Society of Gray's Inn (London, England).

Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London, England)
 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE:
Supreme Court of the United States.
United States Court of Appeals.
United States Claims Court.
United States Tax Court.
United States Court of Military Appeals.
United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York.
 

PUBLISHED DECISIONS
 

ARBITRATION AWARDS RENDERED
 

STATE TRIAL REFEREE/FACTFINDER DECISIONS
 

SUPERIOR COURT ARBITRATION DECISIONS RENDERED
 

MEDIATION MATTERS
 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS:
Member, Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, 1996-present.
Member, North American Law Working Group, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, 2000-present.
Member, United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC), 1998-present.
American Bar Association representative to United Nations Economic and Social Council, 2002-2004
NGO Observer, 36th UNCITRAL Session, Working Group II (Arbitration), March 2002.
Member, Free Trade Area of the Americas Experts Committee on Electronic Commerce, 2000-2001.
Member, United Nations Congress on Public International Law (1995).
Member, UNCITRAL Congress on International Commercial Law in the 21
st Century (1992).
Chairman's Award of Merit, CBA Section of International Law & World Peace (1992).
 

LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY:
Treaty: Senate advice and consent on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Treaty 103-10: Senate advice and consent on 1974 Limitations Convention and 1980 Protocol.
Treaty: Senate advice and consent on the United Nations Declaration on the Protection of all Persons from being subjected to torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Treaty 99-29: Senate advice and consent on 1973 UNIDROIT Washington Convention on the Form of an International Will.
Treaty 95-2: Senate advice and consent on 1966 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

P.L. 101-369: An act to implement the 1975 Inter-American Arbitration Convention.

P.A. 87-369: The Uniform International Wills Act.
P.A. 88-39: Uniform Recognition of Foreign-Money Judgments Act.
P.A. 89-134: Uniform Foreign Money Claims Act.
P.A. 89-179: UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
House Joint Resolution 3 (1990) - International Child Support
P.A. 90-19: Determination of Foreign Law and Judicial Notice of Certain Acts, Regulations and Ordinances.
P.A. 90-202: Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A - Funds Transfer.
P.A. 91-297: Adoption of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
P.A. 91-304: Act Revising Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code Concerning Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections.
P.A. 91-324: International Obligations and Procedures.
P.A. 92-109: Uniform Transboundry Pollution Reciprocal Access Act.
P.A. 93-107: Repealing Article 6 of the Uniform Commercial Code concerning Bulk Transfers.
P.A. 95-248: Enforcement of Certain International Awards.
P.A. 97-86: Post judgment Procedures.
P.A. 02-68: Connecticut Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
P.A. 02-131: Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A-Personal Property Leasing.
P.A. 10-33: Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act

Practice Book §10-3(b) (formerly §109A(b)) Proof of foreign law.
Practice Book §17-44 (formerly §378) Summary judgments.
Practice Book §11-8 (formerly §202A) Orders of Notice directed outside the United States.
Practice Book §13-21 (formerly §236B) Discovery outside the United States.

RPC §7.4A(d)(5) Bankruptcy attorney specialization

Member, Connecticut Evidence Code drafting committee