Hon. Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


Yale Law School, J.D., 2002

  • Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

University of Chicago, M.A., 2004

Colgate University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998

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Caroline E. Reynolds


Caroline E. Reynolds focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and white collar defense. She has represented corporations, executives, and other individuals in government and internal investigations, criminal proceedings, and civil litigation involving allegations of securities and accounting fraud, antitrust violations, and breach of fiduciary duty. Caroline also regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex class action lawsuits, including obtaining certification of a nationwide class alleging fraud and civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against a major insurance company. Caroline draws on her extensive experience navigating e-discovery in complex cases to serve as the attorney advisor to the firm’s Litigation Support Group, a role in which she oversees the development of best practices for managing e-discovery throughout the litigation lifecycle.

Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Caroline was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling LLP. There she represented a major financial institution in multi-district litigation and a government investigation stemming from an alleged complex securities fraud scheme. She also advised companies relating to insurance coverage issues and represented policyholders in insurance coverage litigation, among other representative matters.

  • Represents the former chief business officer of Freddie Mac in a securities class action pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The case arises from the company’s disclosures concerning its single family guarantee portfolio.
  • Represented the former chief financial officer of Fannie Mae in litigation against allegations of securities law violations and accounting fraud. This representation encompassed multiple investigations, a government enforcement action for civil money penalties, employment litigation, and shareholder securities fraud suits, including a certified securities class action recently dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Successfully obtained amnesty for a company and its principals in connection with a bid-rigging investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors of a publicly held company under investigation for possible violations of antitrust laws.
  • Represented a certified nationwide class that received a $72.5 million settlement in a case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and common-law fraud.
  • Represented a certified class of consumers in the nationwide “hot fuel” class action against the oil industry for selling retail gas to consumers without adjusting the price to take account of lower fuel content of higher temperature gas.

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Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center (Spring 2013) 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The Sedona Conference® Working Group Series, Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention and Production