What Makes Ruben Deliberately Different
Ruben is a firm believer in working hard and being nice to people. A chronic puzzle-seeker and a lifelong learner, Ruben unpacks his clients’ complicated problems by approaching each with the flexible process and attention it deserves. And, he does this with his big smile and sense of civility intact.
Ruben Reyna advises clients on toxic tort, product liability, and commercial matters. His practice focuses on groundwater contamination matters and he currently represents a major oil company in a multidistrict litigation involving claims brought by municipalities, water districts and state sovereigns across the country. Ruben has also represented corporate clients in various contract disputes and other commercial litigation.
Ruben has litigated cases at both the state and federal level, in both trial and appellate courts.
Ruben is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor for the Michigan Journal of Race and Law and an advocate in the Environmental Law Clinic program.
In addition to his regular practice, Ruben represents clients on a pro bono basis as part of Sedgwick’s partnership with Kids In Need of Defense, an organization focused on helping unaccompanied immigrant children.
Presentations and Publications
- Moderator, “Maximizing the Value of Your Legal Department’s Initiatives: What Really Works (and How to Make Sure it Does),” Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention (September 2016).
- “Ninth Circuit Adheres to Narrow Interpretation of ‘Local Single Event’ Exception Under CAFA,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (May 2015).
- “PCB Cleanup Suit Declared Time-Barred,” Sedgwick Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (April 2015).
- “Judge Finds GenOn Power Plant Suit is Like School on a Saturday … No Class,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (February 2015).
- “Whirlpool Case Is Instructive Of Rule 23(a) Requirements,” Law360 (January 15, 2015).
- “Class Certification Denied in Chemical Leak Lawsuit,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (December 2014)
- “One Expert In, One Expert Out in Illinois Asbestos Case,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (November 2014)
- “Class Certification Denied in Moldy Baby Seat Lawsuit,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (March 2014).
- “Mississippi Federal Court Sacks Climate Change Lawsuit for a Second Time,” Sedgwick's Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Update (April 2012).
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court (D.D.C.)
- U.S. District Court (D. Md.)
- J.D. (1997) University of Michigan Law School
- A.B. (1994) Georgetown University
- 2015 Sedgwick Community Service Award
Memberships and Affiliations
- Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- American Bar Association