04.05.2011 Williams Mullen Partner Jimmie V. Reyna Confirmed As Circuit Judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that partner and colleague Jimmie V. Reyna has been unanimously voted in by the United States Senate as Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Reyna led the firm’s International Trade & Customs Group, and served on Williams Mullen’s board of directors. He is a renowned international trade lawyer respected for his skill in trade policy, business regulation, and compliance law.
“A natural leader with legal acumen and grace, Jimmie has served the firm and its clients with distinction for over twelve years,” said Thomas R. Frantz, president and CEO of the firm. “This unanimous Senate vote 86-0 is a true testament to his well-deserved elevation to this honorable position.”
Since 1994, Mr. Reyna has been a U.S. panelist for disputes arising under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), addressing antidumping and countervailing duty cases. He also has been on the U.S. Indicative List of Non-Governmental Dispute Settlement Panelists for disputes arising under the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1995. He has published two books on international trade, and has a third, International Trade Laws and Customs Regulations of Latin America, slated for publication later this year.
Mr. Reyna also has a distinguished record of leadership in the Hispanic legal community. In 2009, the Mexican government presented Mr. Reyna with the Ohtli Award in Law, the highest recognition that the Mexican government bestows on non-Mexican citizens. Mr. Reyna served as national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) in 2006-07, and he has served on boards or councils of the Advisory Council of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, the HNBA Foundation, the U.S.-Mexico Law Institute, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Culture Foundation. He was honored with the HNBA’s Extraordinary Leadership award in 2007. Mr. Reyna was also named to the American Bar Association President’s Advisory Council on Diversity in the Legal Profession in 2006.
Mr. Reyna received his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1975 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1978.
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