Professor Reich joined the College of Law faculty in Fall 2013. He focuses his teaching on lawyering skills, including courses in legal writing, alternative dispute resolution and appellate advocacy, as well as an in-house counsel externship seminar. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Dispute Resolution Team and the undergraduate Moot Court Team, and coaches several of the College of Law’s Moot Court teams. In 2014, Professor Reich was awarded the Open Door Teaching Award for his work mentoring and advising students.
Prior to joining FSU, Professor Reich spent nearly a decade at the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in New York, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation. During his tenure at BSF, Professor Reich worked on some of the highest-profile litigation in recent memory—most notably Hollingsworth v. Perry, the historic civil rights case for marriage equality in California—and represented a wide range of clients in diverse matters in state and federal courts and in domestic and international arbitrations, including NASCAR, Pfizer, YES Network, Napo Pharmaceuticals, Kerzner International, Fox Paine & Co., and several victims of convicted “business advisor to the stars” Kenneth Starr, as well as pro bono clients in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense (immigrant children) and Hope’s Door (domestic violence victims). In addition to his law firm practice, from Fall 2009 through Spring 2013, Professor Reich was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he taught Lawyering Skills and Legal Writing and a Judicial Externship Seminar.
Professor Reich graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, where he was a Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar, and he graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and the recipient of the Myron Penn Laughlin Note Award. Throughout law school, Professor Reich served as a law clerk to the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender, and after graduation he clerked for the Honorable William J. Haynes, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.