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rarnold@reedsmith.com

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Roy is the leader of the firm's national Class Action Defense Team and is a partner in the Complex Litigation Group, practicing in the areas of Financial Services Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions/Securities Litigation and ADA Title III Litigation and Compliance. He also serves as the Hiring Partner for the Pittsburgh Office where he seeks to recruit the best legal talent in the market. Roy has more than 25 years of broad experience representing and counseling clients faced with alleged class action and derivative lawsuits as well as other complex litigation. His clients have spanned diverse industries, including financial services, securities, retail, hotel/resorts, energy/natural resources, and technology/software.

Credentials

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1993, J.D., with honors, Elected to Order of the Coif; Lead Executive Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1990, B.A., Economics, with honors

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Federal Court Section Council (2005-2008)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Guest lecturer on class action litigation (2015-2018)
  • Penn State University Dickinson School of Law – Guest lecturer on class action litigation (Spring 2011)
  • University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business – Guest lecturer to MBA Business Law Class concerning class action litigation and whistleblower claims (2010-2016)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Adjunct professor teaching complex litigation (Spring 2003)
  • Duquesne University Economics Department – Past Advisory Board Member
  • Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a diverse group of leaders to serve Southwestern Pennsylvania) – Program Graduate
  • Pittsburgh International Children's Theater – Director
  • St. Teresa of Avila Parochial School – Past Board Member of Athletic Association; Soccer Program Director/Coach (Grades 4-8)

  • Honorable Alan N. Bloch, U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the field of M&A Litigation Defense
  • Received AV rating (highest for professional ethics and legal ability) from Martindale-Hubbell, an objective peer review rating system for attorneys
  • Selected as Pennsylvania Rising Star – Class Actions (2005 - 2007)
  • Selected as one of "10 Under 40" securities litigators by Securities Law 360
  • Selected as "Lawyer on the Fast Track," an award bestowed on 35 Pennsylvania lawyers by American Lawyer Media based upon panel of judges' selection from peer nominations