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Reich & Paolella LLP

J. David Reich

David Reich has over twenty-five years of experience as a litigator, representing clients in trials and appeals before federal and state courts and in high-stakes arbitrations. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of securities, bankruptcy, corporate governance, antitrust and trade regulation, and general commercial disputes. He also has substantial experience in conducting internal investigations and representing clients facing criminal and regulatory investigations.

David has conducted jury and bench trials and argued appeals in both civil and criminal cases. He was selected to the New York Super Lawyers list for white collar criminal defense from 2019 through 2021. He was recently named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group. Criteria for the award, now in its 13th year, include client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of the client’s business, legal skills, outsized value, and outstanding results. Recipients of the award are selected based on independent reviews from Fortune 1000 companies. With the award, BTI recognized David’s commitment to exceptional client service in complex commercial litigation.

David is an active member of the Federal Bar Council and the Bar of the City of New York, and for several years co-authored a regular column about trial strategy and tactices in The National Law Journal.

David’s engagements include:

Before founding Reich & Paolella in 2011, David was a partner at Winston & Strawn in New York City, where he handled civil and criminal matters. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, he served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he focused on prosecuting securities, tax, and banking offenses. He also practiced for several years as a corporate lawyer in Sullivan & Cromwell’s mergers and acquisitions, securities, and financial institutions groups.

David received an A.B. degree in economics magna cum laude from Davidson College. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.