David Reap is a litigation associate who focuses on commercial litigation, consumer class action defense, and law enforcement investigations involving consumer protection.
David was previously a deputy attorney general with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Fraud Prosecution section. He prosecuted several high-profile civil enforcement actions on behalf of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and other New Jersey State agencies against a wide range of companies for violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) and related statutes and regulations.
Previously, David was a law clerk for the Honorable Harriet F. Klein in the Chancery Division of New Jersey Superior Court.
New Jersey Attorney General Experience
Consumer Fraud Prosecution
Lead counsel for investigation into national residential service contract company regarding its deceptive tactics to deny consumers’ claims for repair or replacement of home appliances, and resulting civil enforcement action. Negotiated settlement including civil penalties and consumer restitution, as well as various forms of injunctive relief, including imposition of compliance monitor to oversee the company’s business practices.
Lead counsel for investigation into eldercare financial services company that charged senior citizen veterans fees for preparation and filing of applications for benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and failed to submit the applications on their behalf. Negotiated settlement including consumer restitution, and permanent injunction barring the company from advertising or offering such services.
Lead counsel for civil enforcement action against New Jersey chain of pet stores that sold sick puppies to consumers and refused to reimburse them for expensive veterinarian bills. Coordinated efforts with local, New Jersey State and federal agencies in preventing stores from selling certain puppies while the action was pending. Negotiated settlement including consumer restitution for veterinarian bills, and permanent injunction barring the company and its principal from selling puppies in New Jersey.
Lead counsel for investigation of first impression into national fertility consulting company that included a clause in its contracts with consumers that prevented them from posting reviews about its services on the internet. Negotiated settlement including civil penalties and requirement that the company remove the clause from its contracts.