About Reese

Reese LLP represents investors, consumers and employees in a wide-array of class action litigation throughout the nation. The attorneys of Reese LLP are skilled litigators with years of experience in federal and state court. Reese LLP is based in New York, New York with attorneys also in Austin, Texas, and San Francisco, California.

The Attorneys of Reese, LLP

Michael R. Reese

Mr. Reese litigates consumer and antitrust cases as class actions and on behalf of individual clients. Prior to entering private practice in 2000, Mr. Reese served as an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where he served as a trial attorney prosecuting both violent and white-collar crime.

Mr. Reese and his firm frequently work with non-profit groups to address deceptive marketing and advertising. For example, Mr. Reese and his firm are currently co-lead counsel with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (“CSPI”) in several matters, including In re Glaceau Vitaminwater Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation. Mr. Reese and his firm also frequently work with Public Justice, among other non-profit consumer advocacy groups.

Achievements by Mr. Reese on behalf of consumers span a wide array of actions. For example, in Yoo v. Wendy’s International Inc., Mr. Reese was appointed class counsel by the court and commended on achieving a settlement that eliminated trans fat from a popular food source. See Yoo v. Wendy’s Int’l Inc., No. 07-CV-04515-FMC (JCx) (C.D. Cal. 2007) (stating that counsel “has conducted the litigation and achieved the Settlement with skill, perseverance and diligent advocacy”). In Chin v. RCN Corporation, Mr. Reese was appointed class counsel and commended by the court for stopping RCN’s practice of throttling its Internet customers through adverse network management practices. See Chin v. RCN Corp., No. 08-CV-7349(RJS)(KNF), 2010 WL 3958794, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96302 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2010).

Other recent victories by Mr. Reese and his firm in which they served as court appointed lead counsel include a $6.4 million settlement in Wong v. Alacer Corp., case no. CGC-12-519221 (San Francisco Superior Court) for consumers who bought the Emergen-C dietary supplement and a $6.1 million settlement in Howerton v. Cargill, Inc. case no. 13-CV-00336 (D. Hawaii) for consumers who bought Truvia branded sweetener.

Mr. Reese is a frequent lecturer on issues of food litigation and class actions. Recently, Mr. Reese has been a guest speaker on a panel with a member from Federal Trade Commission at the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, D.C.; a guest speaker at the Perrin Conference Annual Food Litigation in Chicago; and, a guest speaker at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Resnick Food Litigation Conference.

Mr. Reese is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he most recently taught a course entitled "The Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation".

Mr. Reese is a member of the state bars of New York and California as well as numerous federal courts. Mr. Reese received his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1996 and his bachelor’s degree from New College in 1993

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George V. Granade II

Mr. Granade is a partner at Reese LLP where he focuses on consumer class actions. Cases litigated by Mr. Granade include Martin v. Cargill, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-02563-RHK-JJG (D. Minn.) (class action involving “Truvia” sweetener product that settled for $6.1 million in redress for consumers); Barron v. Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-62496-JAL (S.D. Fla.) (class action involving food products labeled as “natural” ); and In re: Frito-Lay North America, Inc. “All Natural” Litigation, No. 1:12-md-02413-RRM-RLM (E.D.N.Y.) (class action involving food products labeled as "natural")

Mr. Granade received his juris doctorate from New York University School of Law in 2011. He received a master’s degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2005 with distinction and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2003, magna cum laude and with High Honors.

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Belinda L. Williams

Ms. Williams is based in New York from where she focuses her practice on class actions on behalf of defrauded consumers and investors. Ms. Williams has extensive experience in litigating complex commercial cases.

Ms. Williams is admitted to the bars of several federal courts as well as the state bars of New York and Maryland. Ms. Williams received her juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986 and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982.

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Kate J. Stoia

Ms. Stoia is based in San Francisco from where she litigates securities and consumer class actions. Ms. Stoia previously worked at the law firms of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Prior to her work as a civil litigator, Ms. Stoia clerked for the Honorable Charles A. Legge of the Northern District of California.

Ms. Stoia is a member of the state bar of California and several federal courts. Ms. Stoia received her juris doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.

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Lance N. Stott

Mr. Stott is based in Austin from where he litigates consumer class actions. Consumer fraud class actions litigated by Mr. Stott include a case against Toshiba America Consumer Products for allegedly defective DVD players; a case against Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. and other defendants for allegedly defective television sets; another case against Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. and other defendants for allegedly defective DVD players; and, a case against Travelocity.com, Inc. for deceptive pricing for online hotel reservations.

Mr. Stott is a member of the state bar of Texas. Mr. Stott received his juris doctorate from the University of Texas in 1996 and his bachelor’s degree from New College in 1993.

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