ALM Properties, Inc.
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2012-06-01 10:04:11 AM
David Reidy, 40, partner
Representing major banks and financial institutions, Reidy has earned a reputation as a top litigator while still finding time to support individuals in need. As a partner for Reed Smith's financial industry group, he supervises a multimillion-dollar practice that includes fair lending, debt collection, credit reporting and unfair business practices. In just under 10 years, he has hundreds of wins and dismissals under his belt, including a summary judgment in a multimillion-dollar intellectual property suit and a key role in defeating certification of a billion-dollar class action brought against client Wells Fargo, where plaintiffs alleged mortgage-lending discrimination. Outside the courtroom, Reidy shares his effort and expertise as a committee member with the Bar Association of San Francisco, a mentor within his firm, and as a fundraiser for the United Way.
Word that best describes you?
Friday Night Lights.
"When everyone agrees with you, you know you're wrong." attributed to Mark Twain, Mo Udall
Most interesting place you've traveled and one thing that made it interesting?
Cuba. The music is amazing, but good food was harder to come by (at least back when I was there).
What you would do if you could take a year off?
Riding my bike up Old La Honda.
Best advice you ever got?
Don't underestimate your opponents, but don't overestimate them either.