Fred Rein is currently Of Counsel at Goodwin where he was a partner for many years. He is currently serving as Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Israel Committee and also serves on the Foreign & Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.





Over the course of thirty years, Mr. Rein has handled a wide variety of matters, both contentious and non-contentious, with an emphasis on technology. See, e.g., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 217 F.Supp.3d 782 (D. Del. 2016) (Trial victory in which Mr. Rein successfully cross-examined plaintiff's expert witness who used one of the world’s most powerful X-ray diffraction facilities, the synchrotron at Argonne National Laboratory, in an attempt to prove infringement).


Mr. Rein speaks Hebrew, which he studied at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also studied Modern Standard Arabic at Columbia University, Middlebury College (where he was recipient of a Conoco Scholarship) and New York University (where he was recipient of an NYU Fellowship).


Mr. Rein was twice honored as a recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and has also been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for his work with respect to its Summer Associate Research Program.

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