David Reiss

Professor of Law
Research Director, Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0636 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Real Estate and Real Estate Finance Law
Consumer Financial Services Law
Rating Agencies Regulation
Community Development

B.A., Williams College
J.D., New York University School of Law
Professor Reiss concentrates on real estate finance and community development, is the founding director of the Community Development Clinic, and teaches a Property Law Colloquium. He is actively involved within the Law School community, and is an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Committee Member. 
His article "Subprime Standardization: How Rating Agencies Allow Predatory Lending to Flourish in the Secondary Mortgage Market" in the Florida State University Law Review was chosen as the best article on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law by the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers in 2006. His other publications address issues related to the secondary mortgage markets, predatory lending, and housing policy. He is frequently sought after in the media for commentary on the subprime market, ratings agencies, real estate and land use issues, and issues related to consumer protection and the nation’s new agency, the CPFB.  
Before joining Brooklyn Law School, he was a visiting clinical associate professor at the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. Previously, he was an associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in its real estate department, and an associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster in its land use and environmental law group. He also clerked for Judge Timothy Lewis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to attending law school, he worked for a non-profit organization that assists people who have psychiatric disabilities as they make the transition from shelters and hospitals to independent living.