Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. entered service as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York in February 2006. At the time of his appointment he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving as a Deputy Chief of Civil Appeals.
Prior to becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Judge Reyes was an associate in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a law clerk to the late-Honorable David G. Trager, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and a legislative attorney for the New York City Council. From 2000-2003 he served as a member of the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Reyes is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School, currently on sabbatical.
Judge Reyes graduated from Cornell University in 1988 with a B.S. in Public Affairs Management. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1992, and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1993. While at Brooklyn Law School, he served as Editor in Chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and was a Fellow in the Center for the Study of International Business Law.
Judge Reyes is a member of the Latino Judges Association, Judicial Friends Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, and Federal Bar Association. Magistrate Judge Reyes has served as President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, a member of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School and the Federal Bar Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District Chapter, and was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice.
Judge Reyes has received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the United States Department of the Army (2005), the Alumnus of the Year award from the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association (2012), and the inaugural Jack B. Weinstein Mediation Settlement Award from the Federal Bar Association (2016) for his contributions to In re: Hurricane Sandy Cases, 14-MC-41 (E.D.N.Y.).