Louie Gabel, a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, handles sensitive internal investigations, government-facing litigation, and complex commercial disputes for major companies. He currently represents businesses and individuals in high-stakes matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and possible violations of federal law, including the Taft-Hartley Act, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, and False Claims Act.
Louie frequently appears before boards of directors and audit committees and advises senior leadership on potential civil and criminal matters. He also has led investigations of alleged misconduct by senior executives and high-ranking officials at public institutions.
Before joining Jones Day, Louie was an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit where he prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, telemarketing fraud, money laundering, bribery, public corruption, embezzlement, identity theft, federal racketeering (RICO), and criminal tax violations. In that role, Louie successfully prosecuted national leaders of a violent motorcycle club, one of the largest drug trafficking organizations in Michigan history, international gun traffickers, and corrupt Detroit police officers. He also has successfully briefed and argued multiple appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
From 2012 through 2013, Louie was the DOJ's Resident Legal Advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh where he helped revise Bangladesh's Anti-Terrorism Act, trained prosecutors and investigators from the Bangladesh Central Bank, and trained judges from several South Asian countries on antiterrorism.
The federal bench appointed Louie to chair the Local Rule Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of Michigan — a committee of lawyers who advise federal judges on revisions to the local rules governing litigation.
Louie is the administrative partner for the Detroit Office.
Evidence Collection in Criminal Investigations: Cross-Border Issues and Corporate Employee Considerations
- October 2008
Corruption Enforcement Actions Target Foreign Doctors and Hospital Employees, Compliance Today, Vol. 10
- January 29, 2019
Navigating High-Profile Disputes with Company Executives: Key Decision Points for In-House Counsel
- January 15, 2019
Internal Investigations: Key Considerations for Companies and Their Counsel
- September 2014
Investigating and Prosecuting International Money Laundering, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- April 15, 2014
Second Annual Convention of the Office of the Kenyan Director of Public Prosecution - Prosecuting Complex Crimes
- August 26-28, 2013
SAARC Regional Judicial Conference on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
- April 22-25, 2013
Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training
Case Preparation and Trial Skills Training Program - U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training
- March 2012
E-Discovery Update 2012: ESI & the Government, Institute for Continuing Education Webcast
Discovery Training for Federal Agents (FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, IRS)
Discovery Training for New AUSAs, U.S. Attorney's Office for the E.D. Mich.
"He's very articulate and intelligent. He grasps concepts extremely quickly, is extremely knowledgeable of the law and applicable statutes, and is very hard-working."Chambers USA
- University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 2002; Associate Editor, Journal of Race and Law); John Carroll University (B.S.B.A. in Management 1999)
- Michigan, Ohio, District of Columbia, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, White Collar Crime, Drug, and General Crime Units, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan (2008-2012 and 2013-2015); Resident Legal Advisor/Diplomat, U.S. Embassy, Bangladesh (2012-2013); Intern, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice (Summer 2000)
Recipient of commendations from numerous federal agencies, including nomination for a DOJ Director's Award for superior performance as an AUSA
Ranked in Chambers USA for litigation: white collar crime & government investigation (Michigan)
Named one of "Leaders in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2021)
Named as a Thomson Reuter Stand-out Lawyer (February 2022)
Named a "Midwest Trailblazer" by The American Lawyer (2022)
- Law Clerk to Judge Robert H. Cleland, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2002-2004)