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Michael T. Reynolds

Partner, Litigation

Michael T. Reynolds is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.

He represents a broad range of public and private companies as well as non‑profit organizations in complex civil litigation and internal investigations relating to securities, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, contract, copyright, the federal False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among other areas of the law. Mr. Reynolds’ clients have included Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, King Pharmaceuticals, Royal Dutch Shell, Time Warner, the Public Broadcasting Service and Vivendi. Mr. Reynolds is currently defending Credit Suisse in actions relating to residential mortgage‑backed securities, as well as representing the bank in Anti‑Terrorism Act Litigation. He is also representing J.P. Morgan Securities, individually and as successor in interest in Bear Stearns, in litigation concerning collateral debt obligations. From 2012 through 2017, he was recognized by The Legal 500 United States for his work in financial services litigation.

Mr. Reynolds is a member of the New York City Bar Association (Committee on Non‑Profit Organizations, 1997‑2000), the New York State Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx and is a member of the Yale Law School Fund Board and the Alumni Council of Dartmouth College. From 2004 to 2013, he served as Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Tenement Museum in Manhattan (Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee). From 1999 to 2008, he served on the Board of Proprietors of The Dartmouth, Inc. (Former Chair, Alumni Board).

Mr. Reynolds was born in New York City. He received an A.B. magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1990, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as Editor‑in‑Chief of The Dartmouth. As a Keasbey Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge University, from 1990 to 1992, he received an M.Phil. in medieval history. Mr. Reynolds received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995, where he was Executive Editor of The Yale Law Journal. Following graduation, he served as law clerk to Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Reynolds guest lectured on legal history at Columbia University. He co‑authored Intellectual Property Law Answer Book, published by the Practising Law Institute, which is currently in its seventh edition.

Mr. Reynolds joined Cravath in 1996 and became a partner in 2003. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the Hiring Partner for the Firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Reynolds may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1552 or by email at

Mr. Reynolds is admitted only in New York.

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