Patrick C. Reed is Of Counsel to the Firm and concentrates his practice on U.S. customs, international trade, and import-export laws, including international trade agreements such as the World Trade Organization agreements and the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as commercial litigation arising from international business transactions. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Reed received a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He received a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, with concentrations in international law and international economic relations. He also holds an M.A.L.D. degree from The Fletcher School; a B.A. with high distinction from Indiana University; and an advanced diploma in French studies (D.S.E.F. (3e Degré)) from the University of Strasbourg, France.
Mr. Reed is author of a treatise on customs and international trade litigation, The Role of Federal Courts in U.S. Customs and International Trade Law (Oceana Publications 1997) (quoted in United States v. Haggar Apparel Co., 526 U.S. 380, 393 (1999)), as well as a number of articles and other papers on customs and international trade law.
Mr. Reed served as chairman of the U.S. Court of International Trade Advisory Committee on Jurisdiction. He is Secretary and a member of the board of directors of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA); a member of the Council on International Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and former chair of the Association’s Committee on International Trade; and a member of the American Bar Association (Section of International Law and Practice and Section of Administrative and Regulatory Law). Mr. Reed is an Adjunct Professor of Law at both St. John’s University School of Law and Baruch College of the City University of New York.