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About David J Reiss

Brooklyn Law School Professor David Reiss concentrates his study and practice in real estate issues and community development. He was most recently a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. Previously, he was an associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in its Real Estate Department and an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco in its Land Use and Environmental Law Group. He was also a law clerk to Judge Timothy Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

His article, "Subprime Standardization: How Rating Agencies Allow Predatory Lending to Flourish in the Secondary Mortgage Market" in the Florida State University Law Review was granted an award as the best article of 2006 on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law by the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

He is a frequent contributor to op ed pages, including those of the The Hill, National Law Journal, Legal Times, Christian Science Monitor and Philadelphia Inquirer and his views on a variety of real estate and land use issues have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, American Banker, among other media outlets.

He received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.


Present Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School



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250 Joralemon Street
Room 824
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 780-0636

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