Roy Reardon

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

Roy L. Reardon is Of Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. His trial and litigation experience covers a wide gamut of areas, including jury trials in state and federal trial courts around the country and arguing numerous appeals, including argument in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Roy has been Trial and Appellate Counsel for large U.S. Companies and Financial Institutions, including General Motors, Ford and GTE. His areas of particular specialty include commercial law, antitrust, product liability, professional responsibility, securities law, arbitration and mediation.

Roy is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is active in a number of bar associations. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international arbitrations and has lectured widely on a variety of litigation topics. He is the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department and a Special Master in the Appellate Division, First Department.

Roy joined Simpson Thacher in 1954 after receiving his J.D. from St. John’s University Law School. He had been a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee for many years, as well as Chairman of the Litigation Department.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, 1954 J.D.
    • Hon. 2000
  • St. Francis College, 1951 B.A.
    • Hon. 1995


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Chairman of Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department and Member
  • Special Master, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Board and Executive Committee, Office of the Appellate Defender, New York State Jury Project, 1992–1994
  • Co-President and Board Member, Judges and Lawyers’ Breast Cancer Alert
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Treasurer, 1987–1991


  • New York 1954
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1955
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1986
  • Supreme Court of the United States 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1998


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