Laura M. Reich

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Ms. Reich is a commercial litigator and heads the firm’s litigation group. With a practice focusing on complex, commercial disputes and arbitration, Ms. Reich has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels, at both the trial and appellate court levels.

Ms. Reich has represented international and U.S. corporations and individual clients on a wide variety of issues, including breach of contract, violations of consumer protection statutes, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust, garnishment, business torts, and regulatory matters. She has significant experience in class action litigation, both at the trial level and on appeal, with emphasis on the issues specific to defending companies involved in such actions. She also has experience in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the AAA, the ICDR, and ICC.

Prior to joining Tenzer PLLC, Ms. Reich was an attorney at the international law firm of White & Case LLP where she worked in the firm’s Disputes Section. From 2012 to the present, Ms. Reich has been recognized among her peers by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.” Ms. Reich was recognized as an “Up and Coming” attorney in Chambers USA 2017, Florida, Litigation: General Commercial.

Notable Experience

  • Successfully collaborated on an ICC arbitration against an international petrochemical company, resulting in a more than US$20 million final award in favor of clients.
  • Successfully defended national company against consumer claims in both federal court and in an AAA arbitration, resulting in a final arbitration award in significant favor of clients on all key claims.
  • Defended and won a motion to dismiss consumer class action claims in federal court.
  • Successfully compelled arbitration of consumer class action claims in federal court, leading to the abandonment of the action by plaintiff.
  • Prevailed in appeal in Florida state court addressing limits of trial court’s authority regarding property or assets located out-of-state in proceedings in aid of execution of a judgment.
  • Successfully defended and cross-moved for summary judgment in claims arising out of enforcement of judgment and garnishment actions regarding VoIP phone providers.
  • Successfully defended Mexican company in ICDR arbitration against breach of contract and fraud claims arising out of purchase and sale contract and letter of intent, resulting in a final arbitration award completely in favor of clients.

Admitted to Practice

Florida, 2006

US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

JD, University of Florida College of Law, with honors, 2005

  • The Florida Law Review, Galleys Editor

BA, University of Florida, with highest honors, 2002

  • Dual major in Economics & English

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, The Florida Bar International Law Section, Miami, Florida

  • Panelist, Energy and Infrastructure Arbitration, February 2015

The Fundamentals of International Arbitration Course, University of Miami Law School

  • Cross-examination technique instructor, January 2015

The Fundamentals of International Arbitration Course, University of Miami Law School

  • Moot arbitration facilitator, September 2014

International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, The Florida Bar International Law Section, Miami, Florida

  • Chairperson and Opening Speaker, February 2014

Co-Author, Chapter 11: CAFA Settlement Provisions, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy, published by the American Bar Association (Oct. 2013)

Femme Arbitration: Women in Int’l Arbitration, sponsored by The Florida Bar Int’l Law Section & Future of Arbitration: Miami (Sept. 14, 2013)

  • Moderator

Miami Women in the Law, University of Miami Law School (Spring 2013)

  • Panelist

International Arbitration: Past, Present, and Future, University of Miami Law School (Nov. 1, 2011)

  • Panelist

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

The Florida Bar, International Law Section

  • Executive Committee Member, 2014 – 2017 Term
  • Chair, 2014 ILS Int’l Litigation and Arbitration Conference
  • Steering Committee, 2012, 2013, & 2015 ILS Int’l Litigation and Arbitration Conference

The Florida Bar

  • Legal Needs of Children Committee, 2017-2019 Term

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter

Dade County Bar Association

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

Miami International Arbitration Society

2014 Miami Committee for International Council for Commercial Arbitration Conference

Florida’s Children First, Host Committee Member, 2013-present

University of Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary

Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay, Miami

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