Richard Reiss, Jr.


Richard Reiss serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.  Mr. Reiss is Chairman of Georgica Advisors and its affiliated entities, Reiss Capital Management and Value Insight Partners. From 1978 until 1997, Mr. Reiss was a managing partner of Cumberland Associates and its affiliates. Mr. Reiss has served as a Director of a number of public and private companies including: O’Charley’s, Grey Global, RFS Investors, Eller Media, LSSi Corporation and Resource America. He is currently the lead independent Director of the Lazard Funds. He is also the co-founder of a number of private businesses including Fairwood Hospitality, Capital Q Restaurants, and MCR Development. Mr. Reiss is Vice-Chairman of The New York Historical Society and is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth College. He is a former trustee of New York University School of Law, Prep for Prep, The Manhattan Institute, The New School and Barnard College. Mr. Reiss graduated from Dartmouth College (AB cum laude) in 1966 and New York University School of Law (JD) in 1969.