Michael Reese is the founder of Reese LLP - a law firm based in New York, New York that has litigated class actions since 2008 on behalf of consumers, with a focus on food related cases. Mr. Reese frequently work with non-profit organizations to address food law related issues. Mr. Reese and his firm have been appointed as class counsel by federal and have been responsible for the removal of trans-fat for a number of popular consumer products; changes to labeling and marketing of a number of foods; and, reimbursements of tens of millions of dollars to consumers.
In addition to his litigation efforts, Mr. Reese is a widely respected lecturer and author of food law issues. He has recently presented at the American Bar Association Health Law Summit; the Food and Drug Law Institute; the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association; and, the Union Internationale des Avocats in Verona, Italy. Mr. Reese is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches on class actions. Prior to entering private practice in 2000, Mr. Reese served as an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Reese received his law degree from the University of Virginia.