Richard L. Reiter: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Richard L. Reiter


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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability & Services
  • Real Property
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Information Governance
Contact InfoTelephone: 914.872.7728
Fax: 914.323.7001
University University at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999
Law SchoolBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2002
Admitted2003, New York; 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; 2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Cyber Liability Committee and its Committee Conference subcommittee
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Professional Liability Underwriters Society
US Reinsurance Under 40s Group
Westchester County Association


Richard Reiter represents client interests in connection with complex business disputes, intellectual property matters and e-commerce counseling as well as insurance and reinsurance coverage issues. In addition to handling cases before New York state courts, Rich has considerable federal court litigation experience and frequently employs arbitration and mediation to facilitate the cost-effective resolution of disputes.

Rich has litigated and arbitrated multimillion dollar disputes arising from commercial agreements, intellectual property disputes, technology errors and omissions, real estate transactions and other business-related matters. He counsels clients on the protection of intellectual property rights and defends individuals and businesses accused of infringement and computer technology implementation failures. Rich has also counseled and represented clients on trademark, copyright, patent, cyber liability, false advertising and unfair competition issues.

In addition, Rich is regularly involved in insurance and reinsurance coverage matters arising from general liability, directors and officers, and professional liability errors and omissions policies. Bringing together his background in business litigation, insurance coverage and real estate law, he represents the interests of underwriters, their insureds and claims representatives in title insurance matters. Rich also handles probate matters before the New York State Surrogate Court involving disputes or contractual obligations regarding the ownership of real estate, business and other assets.


Legal Considerations for E-commerce and Website Promotion

Speaking Engagements

June 25, 2013

Networking Breakfast Sponsored by the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce


Richard Reiter Appointed to CLM Cyber Liability Committee

May 29, 2015

Wilson Elser Promotes 16 from 9 U.S. Offices to Partner

January 12, 2012

Wilson Elser promotes 16 attorneys to partner.


Additional Publications

“Professionals Beware: The Need to Protect Confidential Information,”, 2008
“Conflicts of Interest in Multiple Insured Situations,” Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of ABA, 2004 Midyear Meeting
“Ethical Dilemma? The Tripartite Relationship: A Practical Guide to Insurers Rights, Policyholders' Rights and Defense Counsels' Dilemmas,” Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of ABA, 2003 Midyear Meeting
Editor, various editions of TIPS Insurance Coverage Committee newsletter, 2001-2003
“'Temping' Is One Alternative Way a Lawyer Can Practice Law, The Lawyers Desk Guide to Legal Malpractice, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability, American Bar Association, 1992
Editor, “Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation.” Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Winter 2000
“Representing Closely Held Corporations: Multiple Clients and Multiple Problems,” Risk Management Report #25, National Casualty Company, Summer 1999
“Preventing Legal Malpractice,” American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability, 1999


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FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations
Richard L. Reiter, November 10, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a $10 million forfeiture penalty against TerraCom, Inc. (TerraCom) and YourTel America, Inc. (YourTel) (collectively, the Corporations) for alleged data security violations. Although the FCC is currently unaware of any...

Surf’s Up: The Wave of High-profile Privacy Class Actions
Richard L. Reiter,Melissa K. Ventrone, August 7, 2014
Businesses have revolutionized the way they reach customers. Through computers, smart phones, iPads and a host of other technologies, we can now make purchasing decisions from the comfort of our homes. All we need to do is enter our personal information and our credit card data, and one click later...
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Richard L. Reiter

1133 Westchester Avenue
White PlainsNY 10604-3407


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