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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • The Catholic University of America School of Law
      J.D., summa cum laude, 1999
    • Wake Forest University
      B.S., 1991
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Florida
    • Texas
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • CLERKSHIP+

Reed Russell practices in the area of labor and employment focusing on representing employers in wage and hour and employment discrimination law, with an emphasis on collective and class action litigation, other complex litigation and strategic advice. He also represents employers in claims raising equal employment opportunity issues, including claims of single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff or class discrimination, and provides advice on employment practices, including thorough statistical analysis.

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Reed Russell practices in the area of labor and employment focusing on representing employers in wage and hour and employment discrimination law, with an emphasis on collective and class action litigation, other complex litigation and strategic advice. He also represents employers in claims raising equal employment opportunity issues, including claims of single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff or class discrimination, and provides advice on employment practices, including thorough statistical analysis.

Reed is the former legal counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he was responsible for developing agency policy on the federal anti-discrimination statutes and serving as the EEOC Chair’s chief legal advisor.

Reed is a regular speaker and writer on labor and employment issues. He is the management side co-chair of the chapter on collective actions for BNA's The Fair Labor Standards Act, and its Cumulative Supplements, and has presented in the past year at seminars on FLSA Collective Action and novel EEO issues and in multiple private seminars on EEO and wage and hour issues.

In addition, Reed is a former major in the Army National Guard and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently serves as the practice coordinator for the firm's regional labor and employment practice.

Experience

  • Representation of a national tax preparation services company in collective and class wage and hour litigation and multiple spin-off single- and multi-plaintiff lawsuits in Florida.
  • Representation of a national blood testing lab in class and collective action wage and hour cases in two states as well as in single-plaintiff EEO litigation in Florida.
  • Representation of national medical services and equipment provider in collective action litigation in Florida.
  • Representation of multiple clients in single-plaintiff EEO lawsuits in federal courts in Florida and other states.
  • Representation of various clients in multiple proceedings before EEOC and state fair employment practices agencies in Florida and other states, including analyzing employment practices statistics to provide strategic advice.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law - FLSL Subcommittee and EEO Subcommittee
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Wage and Hour Defense Institute
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Recognition

  • Employment Law - Management (2015-2020), Labor Law - Management (2016-2020), Litigation - Labor and Employment (2015-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2015-2019)

Education

  • The Catholic University of America School of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude, 1999
  • Wake Forest University
    B.S., 1991

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Representation of a national tax preparation services company in collective and class wage and hour litigation and multiple spin-off single- and multi-plaintiff lawsuits in Florida.
  • Representation of a national blood testing lab in class and collective action wage and hour cases in two states as well as in single-plaintiff EEO litigation in Florida.
  • Representation of national medical services and equipment provider in collective action litigation in Florida.
  • Representation of multiple clients in single-plaintiff EEO lawsuits in federal courts in Florida and other states.
  • Representation of various clients in multiple proceedings before EEOC and state fair employment practices agencies in Florida and other states, including analyzing employment practices statistics to provide strategic advice.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
News
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law - FLSL Subcommittee and EEO Subcommittee
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Wage and Hour Defense Institute
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Employment Law - Management (2015-2020), Labor Law - Management (2016-2020), Litigation - Labor and Employment (2015-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2015-2019)