Reid Skibell is a partner of the firm. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes, and companies and individuals in internal investigations and government enforcement actions.
Mr. Skibell has successfully represented public and private companies, high-level executives and investment funds in commercial disputes and negotiations involving shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of contract, employment, product liability, and common law and securities fraud; and in investigations and actions brought by the Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General, the New Jersey Attorney General, the SEC, FINRA, and the CBOE.
Mr. Skibell’s recent victories and representative matters include:
- Won dismissal of $100 million in counterclaims brought against FieldTurf, the leading manufacturer of artificial turf fields, by its fiber supplier. At the conclusion of a jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia, FieldTurf settled its affirmative claims.
- Represented John Malkovich, as U.S. counsel, in a defamation action against the French newspaper, Le Monde, and two of its journalists. The defendants were ordered by a French court to pay Mr. Malkovich damages, and to publish on Le Monde’s front page and its website a summary of the ruling.
- Representation of Assurances du Credit Mutuel, one of France’s largest insurers, in connection with Madoff-related investments. Obtained approval of petitions to the Madoff Victim Fund covering eligible losses of over $25 million.
- Obtained a preliminary injunction for Medley Global Advisors in a case involving alleged breaches of an employment agreement.
- Representation of Honeywell, as plaintiff, in a dispute with a circuit board supplier.
- Representation of the major shareholder in a hedge fund that collapsed after nine months of operation.
- Representation of a former employee in a whistleblower arbitration brought against a major European bank.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Skibell practiced at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, and at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and received a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2004, he received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the Young B. Smith Prize and the Milbank Law & Economics Fellowship.
Mr. Skibell has authored articles on computer crime, trademark law, and constitutional legal issues, including in the George Mason Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Berkeley Journal of Law & Technology.
Mr. Skibell is admitted to the bar of New York.