Matthew Reiber

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Title/Position

Associate Professor of Law

Department

Faculty

E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 256-1125

Room

479

Building

Baypine

Background

Professor Reiber began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where his practice emphasized securities, mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial litigation.  Professor Reiber then became a partner at the law firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP in Seattle, where his practice focused on commercial litigation but also included employment, environmental, condemnation, maritime and professional negligence litigation.  Professor Reiber's former clients include entitites involved in computer technology, telecommunications, financial services, investment banking, manufacturing and several law firms.  Professor Reiber taught professional responsibility and civil procedure at Seattle University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law and later as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.  Professor Reiber served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Professor Reiber is admitted to practice in New York and Washington.

 

Expertise

Professor Reiber is qualified to testify as an expert witness on the minimum competence obligations imposed on lawyers admitted to practice in the State of Washington.

 

Education

LL.M. (taxation), New York University School of Law

J.D., Columbia University School of Law

B.A., Claremont McKenna College

 

Teaching and Scholarship

Professor Reiber currently teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, corporate taxation, federal income taxation, and professional responsibility.  Professor Reiber's research focuses on procedural reforms intended to reduce litigation costs and improve decision making.  Professor Reiber recently published an article, Latching Onto Laches: A Rules-Based Alternative for Resolving Questions of Waiver Following the Inadvertent Production of Privileged Documents in Federal Court Actions, in the New Mexico Law Review and is the co-author of an article, The Complexity of Complexity: An Empirical Study of Juror Competence in Civil Cases, published in the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

 

Activities and Affiliations

Professor Reiber is admitted to practice in New York and Washington.  He served as a member of the Washington State Bar Association Committee on Civil Rules and also on the Washington State Bar Association Board of Bar Examiners.

 

Recent Publications

Latching Onto Laches: A Rules-Based Alternative for Resolving Questions of Waiver Following the Inadvertent Production of Privileged Documents in Federal Court Actions, 38 N.M. L. Rev. 197 (2008)

Complexity of Complexity: An Empirical Study of Juror Competence in Civil Cases, 78 Cinn. L. Rev. 929 (2010)