Noelle M. Reed, Esq.

Noelle M. Reed, Esq.

Partner, Securities Litigation; Complex Litigation & Trials
Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Ms. Reed was a trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Terrorism and Violent Crime Division and an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of Texas. As a prosecutor, she handled criminal cases involving terrorism, public corruption, fraud, organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, environmental violations and tax offenses. 

Ms. Reed’s practice includes representing corporations and individuals in a variety of complex civil and criminal litigation matters. She represents clients as plaintiffs and defendants and has served as lead trial counsel in more than 30 jury trials and arbitrations. She also regularly represents companies and their directors, officers and financial advisors in multiforum securities and fiduciary duty cases arising from mergers and acquisitions. She has represented clients in acquisition-related cases involving more than 100 billion dollars in transaction value. 

Ms. Reed recently served as a member of Skadden’s Policy Committee, the firm’s governing body. She is a member of the American Law Institute and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business — in which clients say there “is no one better for high-profile securities litigation,” and that she is “absolutely spectacular at what she does” and “is a superb advocate for clients” — as well as The Best Lawyers in America and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Ms. Reed also was named Best Lawyers’ 2021 Houston Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year. During her tenure as a prosecutor, she also served as a trial advocacy instructor at the National Trial Advocacy Center, which provides litigation training to all federal prosecutors, and as an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary.