Michael (Mike) R. Reed
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Michael R. Reed

Partner
65 East State Street Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215
mreed@hahnlaw.com 614.233.5165

Summary

Michael R. Reed handles a wide range of complex commercial litigation – from class action defense to construction disputes to will contests. Mike is well versed in all aspects of complex business litigation, including breach of contract, commercial leases, employment/non-competition agreements, intellectual property disputes, advertising space leases, commercial real estate transactions, securitization of subprime loans, breach of fiduciary duties, and professional fee claims.

As part of his litigation practice, Mike also has broad experience with respect to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary class actions and ERISA benefit cases. Mike has represented several pension plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers in a wide variety of ERISA litigation. In one case, Mike won dismissal of a complaint seeking more than $1.2 million for 35 ERISA plan participants and beneficiaries who alleged wrongful denial of benefits. He also obtained a summary judgment ruling on a complaint filed on behalf of a class of more than 5,000 ERISA pension plan participants and beneficiaries seeking more than $250 million in a decision affirmed on appeal to the Sixth Circuit.

Mike has hands-on experience in the business world. He worked for several years as a manager for a major consumer products manufacturing company and draws upon that experience to lead his clients through challenging cases.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2011-present
  • Partner, Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, 2007-11
  • Partner, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, 2002-06; Associate, 1994-2002

Credentials

Education

The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1994

Honors & Activities: Ohio State Law Journal, Associate Editor

 

Allegheny College, B.A., 1984

Community Involvement

Upper Arlington Baseball Boosters Association, President

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, Member

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board, Former Member

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

Supreme Court of Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

 

Columbus Bar Association, Member; Ethics Committee, Former Member

 

Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow