The Daily Journal has named partner Joseph Reiter to the list of “Top 40 Under 40” Lawyers in California.
Joseph Reiter clerked for the Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who keeps chambers in Fairbanks, Alaska. Mr. Reiter, who loves the outdoors, explained, “we’d be working in the dead of winter when there’s not much daylight, then fly down to Pasadena for oral argument sessions in sunny California. I was exposed to a lot of different approaches to legal decision-making. It really benefitted my writing as a lawyer.”
Mr. Reiter is prepping for a major antitrust jury trial in November against Google LLC in a “bet-the-company” suit for Match Group LLC. Last year, he scored a major win by obtaining injunctive relief for Match. “It’ll be a high-profile jury trial, and our arguments will benefit all app developers and consumers,” explained Mr. Reiter to the Daily Journal.
Mr. Reiter recently won a favorable mid-trial settlement for a hospital chain for claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged underpayments. “We go into every trial with the goal of winning ever day, and we effectively rebutted every element of their case,” explained Mr. Reiter.
Earlier this year, Mr. Reiter prevailed on appeal for Amazon.com in a suit under California’s “taxpayer waste” law. He persuaded a Los Angeles County trial court to dismiss the case on the grounds that the state tax agency has discretion to decide who a retailer is. A state appellate panel agreed.