Mr. Reese is currently Associate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of The Estée Lauder Companies. In this role, he negotiates and coordinates the acquisition and divestiture of skin care, fragrance, make-up and hair care brands, advises senior management on strategic planning and new business development, and provides legal counsel and acts as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors. His most recent significant transactions include sales of the Stila and Rodan & Fields brands and entry into a collaborative agreement with Allergan to create the Clinique Medical line.
Mr. Reese is also the dedicated attorney for the Jo Malone brand, and is responsible for corporate regulatory compliance of over 140 subsidiaries. Mr. Reese holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and is a member of the New York State bar. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American and Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate studies included a semester in Paris, and he is conversant in French.