U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr. of the Eastern District of New York was appointed Wednesday to the board of Brooklyn Law School.
Reyes graduated from the school in 1992 and was a member of the faculty.
He was appointed a magistrate judge in 2006, moving to the judiciary from his position as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York where he served as deputy chief of civil appeals.
He was previously an associate in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers and served as a law clerk to David G. Trager, U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York and former dean of Brooklyn Law School. Reyes also served as a legislative attorney for the New York City Council and was an adjunct professor of clinical law at the law school for 10 years.
“His perspective as a mentor, educator and member of the bench will be invaluable to the law school,” said Stuart Subotnick, chairman of the board of trustees.
Reyes serves as president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He also is a member of the Latino Judges Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Federal Bar Council and Federal Bar Association. In 2005, he received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army, and the Federal Bar Association honored him with the inaugural Jack B. Weinstein Mediation Settlement Award in 2016.