N. Reid Neureiter: Lawyer with Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

N. Reid Neureiter

Of Counsel
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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  • Commercial
    University Swarthmore College, B.A., with honors, 1987; University of Texas at Austin, M.P.Aff., 1993 Barbara Jordan Scholar
    Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993 Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review, Associate Editor, Chancellor at Large, Gibbs & Ratliff Moot Court Champion, Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Champion and Best Brief
    Admitted1994, Pennsylvania; 1197, District of Columbia; 1998, Colorado; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

    Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors
    Best Lawyers
    Business Litigation, 2005
    Commercial Litigation, 2006-2015
    Colorado Super Lawyers
    Business Litigation, 2006-2014
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
    Faculty of Federal Advocates
    Board of Directors, 2004-2009
    President, 2009
    The William E. Doyle American Inn of Court
    American Bar Association
    Colorado Lawyers Committee
    Board of Directors, 2004-2009
    Hate Violence Task Force
    United States District Court for District of Colorado
    Committee on Conduct, 2012-present
    Colorado Bar Association


    Reid Neureiter focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the country. Prior to joining WTO in 2013, Reid served as senior counsel at another Denver law firm where he focused his practice on business, education, and product liability litigation.

    In 1996, Reid moved to Denver to work as court-appointed defense counsel in the trial of Terry Lynn Nichols, defendant in the Oklahoma City bombing case.

    He began his legal career working as an associate for a law firm in Washington, D.C., where he handled complex litigation and libel defense. Before law school, he worked for two years as junior economist for the majority staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee.

    Teaching Positions
    Faculty of Federal Advocates
    Federal Court Mock Trial Program, 2011-2012


    The Prosecution and Defense of the Oklahoma City Bombing Case presented at DU Sturm College of Law to the DU Law School Mentor/Mentee program (October 3, 2013)

    Colorado's Current Formulation of the Economic Loss Rule Bars Claims for Post-Contractual Fraud, The Colorado Lawyer, December 2012.

    Lance Armstrong's Legal War, Law Week Colorado, October 22, 2012.

    Lessons for Lawyers: The First Presidential Debate, Law Week Colorado, October 9, 2012.

    Trial Diaries Part Two of a Two-Part Story: Representing Terry Nichols: The Story of One Lawyer's First Jury Trial, The Docket, June 2012.

    Trial Diaries Part One of a Two-Part Story. Representing Terry Nichols: The Story of One Lawyer's First Jury Trial, The Docket, May 2012.

    New Role for Federal Magistrates in Colorado, Law Week Colorado, February 27, 2012.

    M&A Litigation: Tips from the Trenches: Post Closing Litigation in M&A Transactions; panelist, presented at The Colorado Bar Association, Denver Colorado (October 4, 2011)

    Legal Developments Surrounding the Democratic National Convention; panel moderator, presented at to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (December 2009)

    Effective Use of Courtroom Technology; presented with U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (July 2008)

    Deposition Conduct:What is Permitted and What is Not.; organized and moderated panel with U.S. Magistrate Judges Boyd Boland and Michael Hegarty to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (September 2007)

    The U.S. Attorneys Office and Litigating with the Government; moderated panel including U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty, U.S. Attorney Troy Eid and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Christian to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (Aug. 2007)

    Rule 65 - Practice and Procedure: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions in Federal Court; moderated panel including Federal District Judges Wiley Daniel and Philip Figa to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (Sept. 2006)

    Everything You Need to Know about Settlement Conferences; moderated seminar involving Federal Magistrate Judges and private arbitrators to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (June, 2006)

    How to Get Your Expert's Opinion into Evidence; moderated seminar involving Federal District Judges Marcia Krieger and Robert Blackburn to the Faculty of Federal Advocates (May, 2006)

    The Limited Availability of the Forum Non Conveniens Defense in Colorado State Courts, The Colorado Lawyer, November 2004 (co-written with James Eklund)

    Government Service
    Law Clerk to The Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

    Junior Economist, Majority Staff of Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives, 1987 - 1989

    Reported CasesCases; Secured dismissal from Colorado Supreme Court for WTO client Simon & Schuster in case involving movie studio's $50 million damages claim based on alleged false representation of Clive Cussler readership figures. Bristol Bay v. Lampack et al. , No. 12SC139 (Colo. Oct. 21, 2013). Represented BP in a class action alleging underpaid royalties. Plaintiffs awarded only a fraction of the original demand. Brought lawsuit on behalf of public shareholders of restaurant chain and obtained favorable settlement exceeding $7 million for shareholders squeezed out in corporate merger. Nickerson v. Quizno's Corp., Case No. 04 CV 0455 (District Court for City and County of Denver, 2004). Successfully tried to jury breach of contract and fraud case against manufacturer of diesel truck performance parts, resulting in judgment exceeding $1 million. Swails v. Automotive Transmission Specialist Inc., 05 CV 1350 (District Court for Jefferson County, Colo.). Represented plaintiffs in multimillion-dollar breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims against Adelphia Communications Corp., resulting in 2007 settlement of more than $6 million. Successfully represented Hispanic tax preparer in civil rights injunction action against county district attorney who had unconstitutionally sought tax records of Hispanic workers in identity theft investigation. Successfully defended multinational cable television company in intercontinental employment dispute with former executive. Successfully brought and tried in arbitration a breach of contract claim against parts distributor on behalf of manufacturer of motorcycle engine fuel injection controllers. Achieved appellate reversal of dismissal order involving application of Colorado's forum non conveniens doctrine to international partnership dispute. UIH-SFCC Holdings L.P. v. Brigato, 51 P.2d 1076 (Colo.App., 2002). Represented national tabloid in a case concerning defamation and invasion of privacy of Hollywood actress. Gilbert v. National Enquirer, 43 Cal. App. 4th 1135 (1996). Represented national tabloid in a case regarding invasion of privacy claim. Solomon v. National Enquirer, 24 Media L. Rep. 2269 (D.Md., 1996). Served as court-appointed co-counsel for Terry Lynn Nichols in Oklahoma City bombing trial. Presented witnesses, drafted pleadings, wrote appellate briefs and argued points of law. Tried to verdict. United States of America v. McVeigh & Nichols (D.Colo.).

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    N. Reid Neureiter

    370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500
    DenverCO 80202-5647


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