Steve Reade is a retired partner with more than 30 years' experience in a wide variety of litigation and investigations. Mr. Reade primarily focused on matters involving the pharmaceutical industry, most notably defending pharmaceutical mass torts and products liability cases. On behalf of pharmaceutical companies, he also handled commercial disputes, false marketing claims by public and private plaintiffs, and government investigations. In addition, he represented corporate and individual clients in numerous other matters, including employment, antitrust, professional liability, international claims, FCPA, breach of contract, and commercial fraud cases.

Mr. Reade had extensive trial experience, including numerous jury trials, bench trials and evidentiary hearings in courts throughout the country. He also prepared or supervised the preparation for trial of scores of other cases in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Reade was a law clerk for Chief Judge Samuel P. King, US District Court, District of Hawaii. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981, cum laude
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University, 1978, with distinction
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US District Court, District of Hawaii, The Honorable Samuel P. King
  • Trustee, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

  • Member, DRI


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