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Julissa Reynoso

Advisory Board member

Julissa Reynoso is a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, and was previously a partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Ms. Reynoso served as United States Ambassador to Uruguay between 2012 and 2014. Prior to becoming Ambassador, Ms. Reynoso worked under former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State. During her tenure, Reynoso was charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive Security and Rule of Law Strategy for Central America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Ms. Reynoso was an attorney in private practice at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, where she specialized in antitrust law, international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. In addition, Ms. Reynoso previously served as Deputy Director of the Office of Accountability at the New York City Department of Education.

She has published widely in both Spanish and English on a range of issues including regulatory reform, community organizing, housing reform, immigration policy and Latin American politics for both popular press and academic journals. She also served as a legal fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law and at Columbia Law School. Ms. Reynoso holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Ms. Reynoso is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

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