Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr.
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. Judge Reyes was reappointed to a second eight-year term as a Magistrate Judge in December 2013.
Judge Reyes received a BS from Cornell University in 1988, a JD 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.
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 has published several law review articles on intellectual property, and international law and litigation issues, and is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School. In 2005, he received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army.
Judge Reyes is a presidential appointee to the American Bar Association’s Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice, a member of the Latino Judges Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Council. Judge Reyes also currently serves as Secretary of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association.