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Name and title: David S. Reiter, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Age: 39 Young company on the move: Luminex Corp., based in Austin, Texas, clearly thrives on the myriad challenges that arise from working with new technologies, new laws and new companies. Founded in 1995, Luminex develops, manufactures and markets biological testing technologies used in biomedical research, pharmaceutical drug discovery, genomics and clinical diagnostics. The company, which now has about 200 employees, went public in 2000. “The advantage of Luminex’s technology is that it allows you to multiplex, or run multiple tests in a single sample,” Reiter said. “For example, you can take a single blood sample and run up to a hundred different tests on it-and soon you will be able to run even more-so there is an accuracy advantage, a cost advantage, a speed advantage, all of which have obvious medical and other applications.” Luminex has entered into more than 50 strategic partnerships with other entities in the life sciences, drug discovery and diagnostics market worldwide, according to the company’s 2005 annual report. Last year, revenues totaled $42.3 million, up 18% from 2004. The company was named last year to the “Deloitte Fast 500,” honoring the fastest-growing technology companies in the United States. Daily duties: Reiter-Luminex’s only in-house attorney-said that his days break down as follows: Half of the work concerns transactions, such as sales agreements, patent licenses for entities with whom Luminex partners, research collaboration deals and inbound supply relationships. Then there are “disputes and litigation-a small percentage is labor-related, a portion is customer distribution-related and the largest percentage is competitor-related,” he said. “I’m not a huge fan of litigation, but it’s part of the business,” said Reiter, who describes the life sciences industry as “pretty litigious.” As a public company, Luminex has reporting obligations with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and faces corporate governance issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Add to the mix patent-prosecution management, which accounts for about 15% of Reiter’s time, arising from Luminex’s 34 issued patents and 72 pending patent applications, “and we are filing new ones all the time, so I manage that process.” He reports to Luminex President and CEO Patrick J. Balthrop. Outside counsel: To assist him with various matters, Reiter relies on lawyers from Austin’s Daffer McDaniel for patent prosecution; Houston-based Fulbright & Jaworski for commercial litigation; and Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, based in Houston, for trademark work. Route to present position: Reiter began his legal career at Lum & Lum, a litigation firm in Los Angeles. He spent about six months there before joining Compaq Computer Corp. in Houston. He spent 6 1/2 years with the company, followed by a stint as general counsel of an Austin startup-Tantau Software, which was acquired by Toronto-based 724 Solutions Inc. That training gave him the breadth of experience to start his own boutique law firm and, later, the opportunity to join Luminex, a client, as its first full-time general counsel. Firm founder: Before becoming Luminex’s full-time in-house general counsel in February 2004, Reiter had counseled the company on a contract basis since May 2002, initially as a solo practitioner and then as a partner in Phillips & Reiter, a firm he co-founded with Greg Phillips in 2003. Reiter had worked with Phillips when both were in-house attorneys at Compaq in Houston. He was inspired to launch Phillips & Reiter when 724 Solutions was acquired by a company that took it private. “I was left in a situation where I had to find something else to do,” Reiter said, so he tested the concept and business model for supplying part-time general counsel services to fledgling companies. He ran his idea by some of Austin’s business leaders, banks, venture capitalists, outsourced financial services companies and potential clients. He concluded that the concept worked pretty well: “There were a lot of companies that needed legal service, and they liked the idea of having someone who could handle a lot of different matters on a part-time basis.” As result, Phillips & Reiter was born. The firm provides outsourced general counsel services for small- to medium-sized technology companies that desire corporate legal expertise on a part-time basis but don’t want full-time in-house counsel, Reiter said. When he went to Luminex, Reiter stopped doing legal work for Phillips & Reiter but remains involved in the administrative side of the firm, developing clients and refining the business model. He sends no Luminex legal work to Phillips & Reiter. Starting the firm appealed to his entrepreneurial streak, Reiter said. Nonetheless, after working with Luminex on a contract basis as outside general counsel, he could see that the company had a “good chance to be successful,” and viewed the offer to become its full-time general counsel as too great an opportunity to pass up because of the exciting technology and cutting-edge legal and business issues. Personal: Reiter graduated in 1989 from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in international relations and played tennis on the college team, lettering all four years. He took a year off, then attended the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, from which he graduated in 1993 with a joint degree: a J.D. and a master’s in international relations. While working on his joint degree, Reiter spent a year in England at Sheffield University on a Rotary Scholarship, earning his MBA. in European economies. He and his wife, Susie, have two children: Garrett, 8, and Audrey, 5. Reiter was born in St. Louis and lived in Virginia and Indiana before landing in the Dallas area, where he completed high school. He still plays competitive amateur tennis, and bicycles, coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and takes his daughter to YMCA Adventure Guides meetings and camping trips. Last book and movie: We Are Lincoln Men, by David Herbert Donald. Reiter couldn’t point to any recent movies seen, but said that favorites from the past have included Patton and Hannah and Her Sisters.

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