René Reich-Graefe, Esq. has truly had a transatlantic education and professional career. An alumnus of the Freie Universität Berlin School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. degree, René Reich-Graefe continued his studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law, obtaining in 1997 a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.). While pursuing his degree, Mr. Reich-Graefe earned several distinctions, such as the Grotius Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in International Studies and Dedicated Service to the Community, the Dean’s Scholarship, and a William Fulbright Scholarship. He passed the New York Bar examination in 1997, and after a two year apprenticeship from 1997 to 1999 as a judicial clerk at the Berlin Court of Appeals and, following his admission to the Berlin Bar, as a Corporate Associate at the Berlin, Germany office of Coudert Brothers, LLP, Mr. Reich-Graefe joined the New York office of Coudert Brothers, LLP in the spring of 2000.
René Reich-Graefe’s interests include environmental civil responsibility, having served in various functions at organizations such as Friends of the Earth International, Greenpeace, and the Berlin Nature Conservation Foundation.