02.04.2009 Jimmie V. Reyna Re-Appointed to WTO Dispute Panel WASHINGTON, DC – Williams Mullen announces that Jimmie V. Reyna, a partner in the Washington, DC office of the firm, was honored by the federal government to serve another term on the World Trade Organization's U.S. roster of Dispute Settlement Panelists. This prestigious position demands expertise in international trade matters, as well as a reputation for objectivity and fairness.

“Jimmie has continued to stand as a force within the international trade community,” said Thomas B. McVey, chair of the firm’s International Section. “This distinction illustrates his reputation and his experience with these matters.” 

The World Trade Organization is the governing body for trade agreements between countries, resolves trade conflicts and enforces resolutions through dispute settlement arbitration. Each WTO member country nominates its elite international trade specialists, who are then qualified by the WTO to arbitrate disputes in either trade-in-goods or trade-in-services.  The U.S. Roster is currently comprised of 19 international trade professionals.

Mr. Reyna directs the firm’s International Trade and Customs practice group and the Latin America Task Force. His experience includes: trade regulation (antidumping, countervailing duty); trade policy; trade negotiations and agreements; international treaties and accords; investment; business and corporate law; export controls; and litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. He has continuously served on the U.S. Roster since the WTO's inception in 1995.  He also holds the distinction of being one of the few individuals worldwide who is qualified to arbitrate disputes involving both trade-in-goods and trade-in-services.