About Reese LLP

Reese LLP litigates on behalf of everyday consumers and individuals, large and small investors, and small business owners. The attorneys of Reese LLP are litigators with years of experience in federal and state court — ranging on matters from consumer protection and securities fraud to antitrust and civil rights. Litigating class actions, as well as individual matters, across the nation, Reese LLP is a force for change when it comes to public health and corporate reform, as well as protecting the environment and your civil liberties.

Michael R. Reese

Mr. Reese litigates consumer and antitrust cases as class actions and on behalf of individual clients. Prior to entering private practice in 2000, Mr. Reese served as an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office where he served as a trial attorney prosecuting both violent and white-collar crime.

Mr. Reese and his firm frequently work with non-profit groups to address deceptive marketing and advertising. For example, Mr. Reese and his firm are currently co-lead counsel with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("CSPI") in several matters, including, Mantikas v. Kellogg Company and Worth v. CVS Pharmacy Inc. Mr. Reese and his firm also frequently work with Public Justice among other non-profit consumer advocacy groups.

Achievements by Mr. Reese on behalf of consumers span a wide array of actions. For example, in Yoo v. Wendy's International Inc., Mr. Reese was appointed class counsel by the court and commended on achieving a settlement that eliminated trans fat from a popular food source. See Yoo v. Wendy's Int'l Inc., No. 07-CV-04515-FMC (JCx) (C.D. Cal. 2007) (stating that counsel "has conducted the litigation and achieved the Settlement with skill, perseverance and diligent advocacy"). In Chin v. RCN Corporation, Mr. Reese was appointed class counsel and commended by the court for stopping RCN's practice of throttling its Internet customers through adverse network management practices. See Chin v. RCN Corp., No. 08-CV-7349(RJS)(KNF), 2010 WL 3958794, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96302 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2010).

Other recent victories by Mr. Reese and his firm in which they served as court appointed lead counsel include a $6.4 million settlement in Wong v. Alacer Corp., case no. CGC-12-519221 (San Francisco Superior Court) for consumers who bought the Emergen-C dietary supplement; a $6.1 million settlement in Howerton v. Cargill, Inc., case no. 13-CV-00336 (D. Hawaii) for consumers who bought Truvia branded sweetener; and, a $25 million settlement for mortgage borrowers in Huyer v. WellsFargo.

Mr. Reese is a frequent lecturer on issues of food litigation and class actions. Recently, Mr. Reese has been a guest speaker for the Union Internationale des Advocats in Porto, Portugal and Verona, Italy; on a panel with a member from Federal Trade Commission at the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, D.C.; a guest speaker at the Perrin Conference Annual Food Litigation in Chicago; and, a guest speaker at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Resnick Food Litigation Conference.

Mr. Reese is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches "The Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation" and "Food Law."

Mr. Reese is a member of the state bars of New York and California as well as numerous federal courts. Mr. Reese received his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1996 and his bachelor's degree from New College in 1993.

Sue J. Nam

Ms. Nam is based in New York, and she focuses on intellectual property and consumer class actions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nam was the General Counsel for NexCen Brands, Inc., a publicly traded company that owned a portfolio of consumer brands in food, fashion and homeware. Previously, Ms. Nam was Assistant Corporate Secretary at Prudential Financial, Inc. involved in corporate governance and corporate compliance. She also was Intellectual Property Counsel for Prudential Financial, Inc. Ms. Nam was an associate specializing in intellectual property and litigation at the law firms of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP in San Francisco, California and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York, New York. Ms. Nam clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit prior to joining private practice.

Ms. Nam is admitted to the bars of several federal courts as well as the state bars of New York and California. Ms. Nam received her juris doctorate from Yale Law School in 1994. She received a bachelor's degree with distinction from Northwestern University in 1991.

Carlos F. Ramirez

Mr. Ramirez is based in New York, and he focuses his practice on the litigation of consumer class actions. Prior to entering private practice in 2001, Mr. Ramirez served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office where he served as a trial attorney prosecuting both violent and white-collar crimes.

Previous and current consumer fraud class actions litigated by Mr. Ramirez include Coe v. General Mills, Inc., No. 15-cv-5112-TEH (N.D. Cal.) (involving false advertisement claims relating to the Cheerios Protein breakfast cereal); In re Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, 16-md-2695-JB/LF (D.N.M.)(involving the deceptive marketing of cigarettes as "natural" and "additive free"); Lamar v. The Coca-Cola Company, et al., No. 17-CA-4801 (D.C. Superior Ct.) (involving the deceptive marketing of sugar drinks as safe for health); and Hasemann v. Gerber Products Co., case no. 15-cv-02995-MKB-RER (E.D.N.Y.)(case involving misrepresentation of health benefits of baby formula in violation of New York consumer protection laws).

Mr. Ramirez is a member of the state bars of New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York. Mr. Ramirez received his juris doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law in 1997 and his bachelor's degree from CUNY-John Jay College in 1994.

George V. Granade II

Mr. Granade is a partner at Reese LLP. He is based in Los Angeles, and he focuses on consumer class actions. Cases litigated by Mr. Granade include Martin v. Cargill, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-02563-RHK-JJG (D. Minn.) (class action involving "Truvia" sweetener product that settled for $6.1 million in redress for consumers); Barron v. Snyder's-Lance, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-62496-JAL (S.D. Fla.) (class action involving food products labeled as "natural" ); and In re: Frito-Lay North America, Inc. "All Natural" Litigation, No. 1:12-md-02413-RRM-RLM (E.D.N.Y.) (class action involving food products labeled as "natural")

Mr. Granade received his juris doctorate from New York University School of Law in 2011. He received a master's degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2005 with distinction and a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2003, magna cum laude and with High Honors.

Charles D. Moore

Mr. Moore is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he focuses on both consumer as well as employment class actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Moore practiced at Halunen Law where he focused on consumer and employment class actions. His notable cases include Marino v. Coach, Inc., Case. No. 1:16-cv-01122-VEC (OTW) (Lead) (S.D.N.Y.) (involving deceptive reference pricing in the sale of outlet merchandise); Raporport-Hecht v. Seventh Generation, Inc., Case No. 7:14-cv-09087-KMK (S.D.N.Y.) (involving the deceptive advertising of household products as “natural”); Gay v. Tom’s of Maine, Inc., Case No. 0:14-cv-60604-KMM (S.D. Fla.) (involving deceptive advertising of personal care products as “natural”): Frohberg v. Cumberland Packing Corp., Case No. 1:14-cv-00748-KAM-RLM (E.D.N.Y.) (involving deceptive advertising of food products as “natural”); Baharenstan v. Venus Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a Earth Friendly Products, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-03578-EDL (N.D. Cal.) (involving deceptive advertising of household products as “natural”); Sienkaniec v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-04489-PJS-FLN (D. Minn.) (involving the misclassification of Uber drivers as independent contractors); Dang v. Samsung Electronics Co., 673 F. App’x 779 (9th Cir. 2017) (cert denied 138 S. Ct. 203) (rejecting shrink-wrap terms in California for purposes of arbitration).

Mr. Moore is a member of the state bar of Minnesota. He is also a member of the bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Mr. Moore received his juris doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in 2013, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota in 2007.