Vanessa Reid is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.
Ms. Reid has represented clients in a variety of antitrust matters, securities cases, and unfair competition and consumer class actions. She has worked on numerous pro bono matters, including a Section 1983 prisoner's rights case, a factual innocence petition, and a policy project for the Mississippi Center for Justice on legal protection for people living with HIV and AIDS. Ms. Reid has also volunteered as a teacher of American Government at the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.
During law school, Ms. Reid served as a research assistant to Professor Herma Hill Kay and as an editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. She was awarded the Best Brief Award in Written & Oral Advocacy and the Prosser Prize in Crime & Technology.
Ms. Reid also participated in the Berkeley Death Penalty Clinic and served as an intern for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Immigration Law Center.
- “Recent Developments in Private Enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act,” 4 Akron Intellectual Property Journal 2 (2010)
Ms. Reid's recent experience includes representing:
- A defensive patent aggregator in a federal antitrust action alleging conspiracy in violation of Sections 4 and 16 of the Clayton Act, Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, and provisions of the California Business and Professions Code
- A multinational energy corporation in the defense of a multi-district consumer class action alleging violations of the consumer protection laws of 28 states, including California’s statutory unfair competition and false advertising laws (Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, 17500), as well as common law contract and tort claims
- An international cargo airline in an on-going class action defense against allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the air cargo industry in a variety of international and domestic jurisdictions