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Member Profile: Howard Reiss

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Reiss Sheppe LLP
425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Email: Click for email

Tel: (212) 753-2424
Fax: (212) 753-3829

NY Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


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Howard Reiss has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Has served as an arbitrator in excess of 200 matters over the past 25+ years for the American Arbitration Association as a sole arbitrator, as a panel member, and as chairman of the panel.

These include, among other matters, a lengthy hearing involving two Fortune 100 companies concerning the alleged breach of a drug fulfillment contract that involved claims in excess of $100M; a lengthy hearing concerning an alleged fraud in the purchase of a large corporation that raised numerous accounting and valuation issues; a lengthy hearing involving a Fortune 100 company over a supply contract with respect to power generation involving claims in excess of $50M; a lengthy hearing involving a Fortune 100 company concerning patents claims in excess of $50M, which involved extensive discovery and motion practice; a lengthy hearing involving a dispute with an international franchisor and a large franchisee, which included a hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction; a lengthy hearing involving a large acquisition by a publicly traded company; a hearing involving compensation under FIFRA; a hearing involving a group of single room occupancy hotels in New York City; a hearing involving a large design contract; a hearing concerning the breach of a large event contract with respect to the Superbowl, a number of hearings involving publication rights and insurance coverage with respect to directors and officers liability, as well as other claims; a hearing involving the management contract of a well known performer; hearings involving securities including claims with respect to mergers and acquisitions, stock valuations,appraisals, misrepresentation, and fraud; a hearing involving a partnership dispute with respect to a chain of retail stores; a hearing involving the break-up of a computer service company; a hearing involving a Fortune 100 company concerning franchise and intellectual property rights; a hearing concerning computer programming; a hearing concerning television stations and amusement facilities; hearings involving partnership breakups involving law firms and other business entities, as well as their valuations; and in excess of 150 other disputes on a wide variety of subjects.

Has also served as a mediator in numerous matters for the Southern District of New York, the New York County Supreme Court, and the American Arbitration Association, both with regard to domestic and international disputes,as well as private mediation involving Fortune 500 companies. Matters mediated have included a dispute between the Federal Government and the City of New York, a dispute involving a national sports league and a dispute involving a national retail chain. In addition, has been selected to the Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators for the Liberty Mutual Hurricane Sandy ADR Program being run by Ken Feinberg, and as a mediator for the Superstorm Sandy Panel being run by the AAA. Have also represented parties over the years in numerous arbitrations and mediations.


  • Columbia University, J.D., 1976, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Board of Editors, Columbia Law Review, 1975-1976.
  • Clerkship, Hon. Charles M. Metzner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1976-1977.
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., summa cum laude, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution);
  • New York State Bar Association (Section on Alternate Dispute Resolution and Executive Committee);
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators


$400 per hour


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Howard Reiss is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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