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Reed’s practice focuses on data, information and research. As a member of the firm’s FDA regulatory team, he advises clients on research and clinical trials. As a member of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity team, Reed Abrahamson assists clients with identifying and addressing data privacy and security risks in business operations. Reed counsels clients on managing risk through appropriate contracts, policies and external-facing privacy policies and statements.

Clinical Trials and Research

Reed advises clients in the life sciences industry, including major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, on a wide range of issues associated with clinical trials and research. He assists in the development and negotiation of clinical trial agreements, informed consent forms and other important research documents. He supports companies as they contract with research vendors and collaboration partners. He also helps companies implement privacy and security measures to support clinical trials and medical research.

Privacy and Cybersecurity

A Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States (CIPP-US), he helps companies design and implement privacy and data security policies and programs and advises clients on compliance issues related to the GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM Act, TCPA and other privacy laws. He has helped clients retain service providers and enter into arrangements with customers. Reed works with in-house teams to create frameworks for international transfers of regulated personal information, particularly from the European Union to the United States.

Reed also works with companies to respond to data security incidents. He has worked closely with internal and external technical teams to understand the impact of security events and present conclusions to senior leadership. Reed has also counseled companies on addressing the aftermath of security incidents with regulators and affected individuals, including making required notifications.

Consortia Management

In addition, as a member of the firm’s consortia management team, Reed works on the formation, management and representation of consortia in the life sciences industry that address matters of science, policy, law and business operations. He assists in the creation of appropriate collaboration mechanisms, including cooperative research and data sharing frameworks. He also provides legal support for the day-to-day activities of these organizations.

Reed served as a law clerk to the senior judges for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Faculty Positions

  • Cardozo School of Law – Adjunct Professor, Information Governance – Spring 2019

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Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Certified Information Privacy Professional - (CIPP-US)


District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Senior Judges, 2012-2013


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2012)

Yale University
B.A. (2008)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Discerning Data – a forum that discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics


  • LMG Life Sciences ­— “Rising Star,” Life Sciences, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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