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Houston Putnam Lowry - Hartford, CT

280 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103

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Updated: 07/19/2023

Hartford Commercial and Corporate Law Lawyer

About Houston Putnam Lowry

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Litigation

  • 90%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1980
  • New York, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1986
  • United States Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2003
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1994
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2020

Other Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association (Member, Commercial and International Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Sections on Computer Law, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy)
  • American Bar Association, Member (Sections on Antitrust, Science and Technology and International Law)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1987 - 1990 (Chairman, International Law Section)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association.
  • International Law Association (Patron)
  • Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (domain name dispute panel), 2012 - Present (Treasurer)
  • The Honorable Society of Gray's Inn (London, England)
  • Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London, England)
  • Freeman, City of London
  • International Law Association (Patron), 2008 - 2015 (Secretary)
  • International Law Association (Patron), 2006 - Present (Executive Committee Member)
  • International Law Association (Patron), 1990 - 2000 (Commercial Arbitration Committee)
  • International Law Association (Patron), 1990 - 2012 (International Commercial Law Committee Chair)
  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Advisory Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2017 - 2023 (House of Delegates)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1986 - 1989 (Vice Chair)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1984 - 1986 (Treasurer)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1997 - 1998 (Legislative Committee Chair)

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Branch of the International Law Association (2012-present)
  • Colonel Daniel Putnam Association.
  • Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. (2002-2011)
  • Avon Board of Finance, 2022-2025, Vice Chair 2022-2023
  • Avon Board of Education 2004-2005 and 2008-2019. Secretary 2009- 2011. Chair 2016-2017.

Past Positions

  • Ford & Paulekas, LLP; Hartford, Connecticut 06103, Partner, January 1, 2021 – present
  • Polivy, Lowry & Clayton, LLC f/k/a Polivy, Taschner, Lowry & Clayton; Hartford, Connecticut 06103, Partner, August 2015 – December 31, 2020
  • Brown & Welsh, P.C.; Meriden, Connecticut 06450, Partner, February, 1993 – August 2015
  • Tarlow, Levy & Droney, P.C. f/k/a Tarlow, Levy, Mandell & Kostin; Farmington, Connecticut 06034, Partner, September, 1983 - February, 1993
  • U.S. District Judge William M. Acker, Jr.; Birmingham, Alabama 35203, Law Clerk, September 1982 - July 1983

Education

  • Cambridge University Faculty Board of Law The Old Schools, Cambridge, England
    LL.B., Bachelor of Law
    Honors: With Honors in International Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
  • Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands
    Honors: Attended 1981-1982
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
  • Pitzer College, Claremont, California
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Psychology
    Major: Political Studies

Articles

Published Works

  • Critical Documents Sourcebook Annotated International Commerce Law and Arbitration Little Brown & Co., 1991
  • International Law 65 Ct. Bar Journal 70, 1991
  • The United States Joins the Inter-American Arbitration Convention 7 Journal of International Arbitration 83, 1990
  • Survey of 1992 Developments in International Law in Connecticut, 67 Connecticut Bar Journal 141, 1993
  • Survey of 1991 Developments in International Law in Connecticut, 66 Connecticut Bar Journal 64, 1992
  • Foreign Legal Consultants in Connecticut, 16 International Legal Practitioner 115, 1991
  • Survey of 1990 Developments in International Law in Connecticut, 65 Connecticut Bar Journal 70, 1991
  • The United States Joins the Inter-American Arbitration Convention, 7 Journal of International Arbitration 83, 1990
  • Transborder Data Flow: Public and Private International Law Aspects, 6 Houston Journal of International Law 159, 1984
  • Does Computer Stored Data Constitute a Writing for the Purposes of the Statute of Frauds and the Statute of Wills?, 9 Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal 93, 1982
  • Release of Medical Records, Connecticut Medicine, Vol 44, No. 2, Page 103, 1980
  • Normalization: A Revolutionary Approach, 20 Jurimetrics Journal 140, Published by American Bar Association of Science and Technology, 1979
  • “Survey of 1993 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 68 Connecticut Bar Journal 222, 1994
  • “Survey of 1994 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 69 Connecticut Bar Journal 143, 1995
  • “Survey of 1995 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 70 Connecticut Bar Journal 68, 1996
  • “Survey of 1996 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 71 Connecticut Bar Journal 185, 1997
  • “Survey of 1997 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 72 Connecticut Bar Journal 364, 1998
  • “So your client wants to engage in deep seabed mining…” 5 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 325, 1999
  • “1996 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Electronic Commerce and Guide to Enactment” 5 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 433, 1999
  • “Survey of 1998 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 73 Connecticut Bar Journal 339, 1999
  • “Survey of 1999 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 74 Connecticut Bar Journal 406, 2000
  • “Recent Developments in the International Law of the Sea,” 35 International Lawyer 787, 2001
  • “Early Implementation of the 1988 UNCITRAL Bills and Notes Convention” published as a chapter of “Legal Harmonization in the Americas: Business Transactions, Bijuralism and the OAS”, published by the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, ISBN 0-8270-4424-0, 2002
  • “Survey of 2000-2001 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 76 Connecticut Bar Journal 217, 2002
  • “Survey of 2002‑2003 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 77 Connecticut Bar Journal 171, 2003
  • “Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration,” 10 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 335, 2004
  • “Connecticut and International Law,” 12 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 575, 2006
  • “Survey of 2004‑2005 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 79 Connecticut Bar Journal 131, 2005
  • “How do I get my stolen domain name back?” Connecticut CPA Magazine, July-August 2007, volume 48, page 12.
  • “Enforcing International Judgments” GP Solo April/May 2010 page 34
  • “Should you include an arbitration clause in your engagement agreement?” Connecticut Lawyer September/October 2018, page 26.
  • “Survey of 2019 Developments in International Law in Connecticut,” 93 Connecticut Bar Journal 275, 2021
  • “Revised Uniform Arbitration Act comes to the rescue,” 31 Connecticut Lawyer 18, 2021
  • “The Year in Review: Private International Law,” 55 International Lawyer 439, 2021

Office Information

Address

280 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103

Fax

  • 860-249-7500

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Houston Putnam Lowry

Included on the 2009 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2008 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Houston Putnam Lowry on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, 1981 - 1982
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • The Honorable Society of Gray's Inn
  • Charles A. Dana fellow in International and Comparative Law (1981)

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