Education

J.D., Loyola Law School, New Orleans, LA (1995)

Valedictorian

M.S., Computer Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (1992)

B.S.E., magna cum laude, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (1985)

Valedictorian

Biography

Bryan C. Reuter focuses his practice on complex commercial, intellectual-property, and construction law.  Mr. Reuter has substantial experience litigating a wide variety of disputes for his clients, including contract, class action, and closely-held businesses claims, construction disputes, and pharmaceutical, products-liability, fiduciary-duty, and intellectual property cases.

Mr. Reuter received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, from Tulane University, where he earned the Leon Scherck Award for the highest cumulative average in the School of Engineering. After graduation he undertook various positions with Shell Oil and Shell Chemical Companies, including Operations Manager, for several petrochemical units in Louisiana. In 1995, he received the Harold A. Levy Award, presented for outstanding professional achievement by a Tulane University Engineering alumnus.

While employed with Shell, Mr. Reuter earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tulane University. He received his legal training from Loyola Law School. At Loyola, he earned the Faculty Award for the highest cumulative average in his graduating class and was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

Mr. Reuter has remained active both in law and in education. He is on the Adjunct Faculty of Loyola Law School, where he teaches Computer Law and Intellectual Property Seminar. In addition, he is a member of the Tulane Science and Engineering Board of Advisors and previously was the Chairman of the Tulane University Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board.

Mr. Reuter litigates cases in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Member, Board of Advisors, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • School of Engineering (2003 to 2007)
  • School of Science and Engineering (2007 to present)

Member, Board of Advisors, St. Michael’s Special School (2015 to present)

Member, Board of Advisors, Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (2015 – present)

Member: Tau Beta Pi; Pi Tau Sigma; and Louisiana, Federal, and American Bar Associations

Chairman, Tulane University Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board (2001 to 2007)

Member, Executive Athletic Board, Jesuit High School, New Orleans (2007 to 2009)

President, St. Angela Merici’s Men’s Club, Metairie, Louisiana (2000 to 2001)

Prior Member, Board of Governors, Lakeside Country Club, Metairie, Louisiana (two terms)

Prior Member, Pastoral Council, St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie, Louisiana (two terms)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

NOBA CLE: Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Take Our Phrase? (2010)

Jefferson Bar Association CLE: 25th Annual CLE by the Sea (Professionalism) (2012)

Loyola CLE: Ethics: What to do When the ODC Writes; Professionalism: Handling the Unprofessional (2012)

NOBA CLE: Procrastinators’ Program (Intellectual Property) (2015)

LSBA CLE: Making It Stick (Appeals) (2016)

NOBA CLE: Procrastinators’ Program (Intellectual Property) (2016)

Tulane CLE: 27th Annual CLE by the Hour: Updates and Recent Developments (Intellectual Property) (2016)

NOBA CLE:  Business Litigation: An Intellectual Property Primer CLE (2017)

NOBA CLE:  11th Hour Ethics and Professionalism (2018)

Tulane Education:  Intersession Bootcamp (Litigation) (2019)

Article:  Life Salvage: Another Call for Reimbursement, 41 Loy. Law Rev. 23 (1995).

Article:  Purchase Order Contracts: A Whole Lot More Than You Bargained For?, 46 Loy. Law Rev. 365 (201).

Representative Matters

Various law firms in litigation or arbitration regarding removal of members.

Various law firms regarding merger with other firms.

Petrochemical pump manufacturer regarding trade secret theft, trademark infringement and copyright infringement.

Various clients prosecuting trademark and copyright applications.

A pharmaceutical development company on patent ownership, patent infringement, and trade secret theft.

Music/entertainment venue providing trademark advice and prosecuting trademark infringement suits.

National shirt manufacture and distributor in trademark infringement litigation.

Beer manufacturer on trademark infringement issues.

Jockey association regarding various issues adverse to race track owners.

Numerous clients regarding lien rights and construction advice.

Construction contractor regarding construction defects associated with 14,000 square foot mansion.

Material supplier regarding alleged construction defects caused by defective materials.

Software company regarding copyright infringement of code.

Various clients regarding the acquisition and licensing of software and code.

Various clients regarding formation and acquisition of restaurants.

Medical supplier in products liability suit regarding alleged fatality due to product.

Various closely-held entities regarding expulsion of members.

Lumber manufacturer in product-liability class action suit regarding adverse effects of lumber treatment.

Medical examiner regarding various physician misconduct hearings.

Various parties regarding construction insurance issues.

Major energy company regarding class action due to electrical outage.

Major pharmaceutical company in Multi District litigation regarding product liability of drug taken off the market.

Tax collectors in various suits regarding the legality of ad valorem tax law revisions.

Casino industry on interpretation of tax laws relating to river boats.

Various law firms and lawyers regarding attorney-fee disputes.

Medical professionals providing legal and ethics advice resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

City regarding damages resulting from train derailment.

Numerous closely-held companies regarding breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Regulator regarding bank failure and alleged breach of fiduciary claims.

Owners, contractors and subcontractors with drafting and revising construction contracts.

Multiple plaintiffs in asbestos exposure cases.

Experience

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C. (1995 – present)

Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana (1995-1997)

Various positions with Shell Oil and Shell Chemical Companies, including Operations Manager and Senior Engineer for several petrochemical units at the Norco and Taft plants in Louisiana (1985-1993)

Loyola Law School, Adjunct Faculty teaching Computer Law and/or Intellectual Property Law Seminar (2000 to present)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Louisiana state courts

Louisiana federal courts (all districts)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

RECOGNITION

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers (2007-2011, 2018-2019)

Recognized since the 2013 to present editions of The Best Lawyers in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction

Recognized since the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in:

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Selected for inclusion in Top Lawyers, New Orleans Magazine (2013 to present) – Intellectual Property and/or Construction Law

Leon Scherck Award: highest cumulative average, Tulane School of Engineering (1985)

William B. Gregory Award for Excellence in Tulane Mechanical Engineering (1985)

Harold A. Levy Award for outstanding achievement by a Tulane engineering alumnus (1995)

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