Elected Member

Professor David Jerome Reiss

New York, NY
Cornell Law School
Williams College, B.A.
New York University School of Law, J.D.

David Reiss is a Clinical Professor of Law & Research Director of the Blassberg-Rice Center for Entrepreneurship Law at Cornell Law School & Cornell Tech. His scholarship focuses on the secondary mortgage market. He is the author of the forthcoming book on federal housing policy, Paying for the American Dream: How to Reform the Market for Mortgages (Oxford University Press, 2019).

A fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the American Bar Foundation, Reiss chaired the New York City Rent Guidelines Board from 2019 to 2023.

Reiss was previously an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in its Real Estate Department and an associate at Morrison & Foerster in its Land Use and Environmental Law Group. He was also a law clerk to Judge Timothy Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the New York University School of Law. Prior to law school, Reiss worked for Community Access, a not-for-profit housing provider.

Reiss is also the editor of REFinBlog.com, a blog about real estate law and practice.   

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Areas of Expertise
Real Estate Law (Real Property)
Property Law (Real Property)