Meet Our Team
The George Washington University Law School (J.D. with honors, 2009)
Recipient of the Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, 2009
The Pennsylvania State University (B.A. in journalism with honors, 2004) Schreyer Honors Scholar
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Exploring Gender Discrimination in Coaching, The Sports Lawyers Journal, Spring 2010
American Bar Association
Lawyer's Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIO
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Reid joined McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP in January 2010. He represents unions and employees in a variety of different types of cases as well as providing general legal advice relating to labor relations matters. He is actively engaged in wage and hour litigation against both private and public sector employers, as well as many public sector arbitrations.
Along with partner Gregory K. McGillivary, Reid is working with the human rights organization Freedom Now in representing three labor activists in Vietnam who were unjustly imprisoned by the Vietnamese government. In 2013, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a decision finding that the labor activists’ detention violated international law — including the right to associate with a union of their own choosing. In June 2014, Vietnam released one of the three labor activities, Do Thi Minh Hanh. For his work representing the three detained Vietnamese labor activists, Reid was the co-recipient, along with Gregory K. McGillivary, of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 2015 Frances Perkins Public Service Award.
An article that Reid wrote, “Exploring Gender Discrimination in Coaching,” was published by The Sports Lawyers Journal in the Spring 2010 issue. The article examined whether it is legal under federal discrimination laws for women to be effectively blocked from coaching men’s athletic teams while men routinely coach women’s teams.
Reid’s interest in labor law began before he attended law school, when he was a member of union as a reporter for a mid-sized newspaper in Northeastern Pennsylvania. During that time, his interest in unions and labor law grew through not only his involvement with his own local, but also through covering several labor disputes in the area. The experience led him to have a great passion to work with labor unions and employees.
Reid graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2009 with honors. He was the 2009 recipient of the Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. He received his undergraduate degree in journalism from Penn State University, where he was a Schreyer Honors Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa.