Patrick Reed, 1994

Patrick Reed is a customs and international trade lawyer with the law firm of Simons & Wiskin in New York City.  He is active as an adjunct professor, teaching international trade law at St. John’s University School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.  He also is a Research Fellow at the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. 

After receiving his M.A.L.D. degree at Fletcher, Mr. Reed received a law degree (J.D.) from Columbia Law School in 1981.  Subsequently, he reactivated his student status at Fletcher and completed his Ph.D. degree in 1994, with concentrations in international law and international economic relations.  His dissertation was published as a book, The Role of Federal Courts in U.S. Customs and International Trade Law (Oceana Publications 1997), which was quoted in a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1999 (United States v. Haggar Apparel Co., 526 U.S. 380, 393 (1999)).  He is also author of ten scholarly law journal and yearbook articles and book chapters on customs and international trade law and international investment law.


  • The Role of Federal Courts in US Customs and International Trade Law

Education before Fletcher

  • BA (Indiana 1976)
  • JD (Columbia 1981)