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.


Surf's Up: The Wave of High-profile Privacy Class Actions July 22, 2014


Balancing Employee Privacy with Protection of Company Assets

New York Law Journal

March 2, 2015

FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations

FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations

October 30, 2014

With the proposed imposition of a $10 million forfeiture penalty, the FCC becomes the latest governmental agency to actively levy penalties against entities that fail to adequately secure consumer data and fail to adhere to their own privacy policies. It is clear that the FCC is interested in becoming more active in the protection of consumer privacy.

Florida Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement Providing Payments to All Victims of Data Breach, Even Those Who Suffered No Monetary Loss

Court Approves Settlement to All Victims of Data Breach

May 28, 2014

Florida Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement Providing Payments to All Victims of Data Breach, Even Those Who Suffered No Monetary Loss Businesses should remember that strong security programs continue to be the best defense against both data breaches and potential data breach class action lawsuits. It is imperative that businesses of all sizes implement a comprehensive data protection plan that safeguards personal information and includes continual training and education.

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claim against Insurer for Indemnification or a Defense for a Privacy Claim under a Professional Liability Policy

Denial of Claim Not “First Made” During Policy Period

November 12, 2013

In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit relied on a condition precedent for coverage based on prior wrongful acts being first made against an insured during the policy period. The Court held that the insurer properly denied coverage because under the policy, all claims from the same wrongful act based upon the interference with one's rights of privacy or publicity are deemed to have been made on the same date, and the policy did not limit this broad language to only those acts committed by a single action.

Second Circuit Holds Insurer Has Duty to Defend but Not Indemnify, Due to Legal Uncertainty about Coverage at Time of Tender

Duty to Defend Due to Ambiguity in CGL Policy

July 2, 2013

An insurer was held to have a duty to defend, but not indemnify, trademark infringement claims under an “advertising injury” provision of a commercial general liability policy because of ambiguity in the policy.

Case Highlights Businesses Need for Proper Coverage Evaluation

July 2011

Several recent cases, including Gartner v. St. Paul and Marine Insurance Co., demonstrate that the analysis of insurance coverage for intellectual property claims under commercial general liability policies is a fact-intensive exercise based on the facts of a case, the language of the policy and the state in which the policy was delivered. A careful evaluation of potential exposures and policy language should be reviewed prior to an occurrence.


Is Your IP and Customer Data Protected from Hackers?

Speaking Engagements

September 30, 2015

New York County Lawyers Association CLE Program

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.

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Richard L. Reiter

1133 Westchester Avenue
White PlainsNY 10604-3407


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