Harvey Reiter Receives Community Leadership Award from Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, DC
Stinson Leonard Street LLP congratulates partner Harvey Reiter on being recognized with the Community Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, DC. The Community Leadership Award is provided to an individual that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the Jewish community and the greater DC area community in areas of government relations, Israel advocacy, social justice and/or inter-group relations.
He will be recognized at the at the JCRC’s 80th Anniversary Gala June 11, 2018 at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Maryland.
Reiter has served on the Board of the JCRC for many years and is a past president of the organization. Among his community activities, he serves on the advisory board of Tzedek DC, a non-profit organization providing pro bono legal assistance on debt issues to low income residents of the District of Columbia and also serves on the board of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (the umbrella organization for Jewish community relations councils throughout the U.S.) One constant aspect of Reiter's involvement with the JCRC of Greater Washington has been his work coordinating and hosting the Brown Bag Lunch Series. In partnership with the American Jewish Committee and The Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, the JCRC has brought dynamic and innovative speakers to lunchtime discussions for over 25 years on topics ranging from Israel's security to religion and the environment, energy independence, education reform and civil rights and civil liberties.
In addition, he is a past recipient of a community service award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for his work helping immigrants from the former Soviet Union with citizenship applications. Reiter is also one of the original board members of the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association and serves on the Stinson's pro bono committee and as co-coordinator of pro bono work in the DC office. His pro bono work has included representation of individuals in social security disability cases, a landlord tenant matter, a consumer law case, naturalization cases, amicus briefs on immigration matters and work drafting legislation in the District of Columbia concerning the rights of employees to workplace accommodations of their religious practices. He is currently assisting a coalition of churches, synagogues and cemeteries seeking relief from storm water surcharges on their water bills.
Reiter is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office. He represents clients in the natural gas, electric utility and communications industries, primarily before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the federal appellate courts. He teaches Regulated Industries at George Washington University Law School. He has written law review articles on a range of topics, from competition in regulated industries, to rules of discovery and to the scope of the Commerce Clause. He has also served for more than a decade as Executive Editor of the Energy Law Journal.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington is the public affairs and community relations arm of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington representing over 100 Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia.