The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) honored Ana Reyes, Partner and Co-chair of Williams & Connolly’s International Disputes Practice Group, as the 2017 WBA Woman Lawyer of the Year at the organization’s Annual Dinner on May 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. The Woman Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes a leader who has championed change in the profession by leading by example, advocating for justice, and promoting the advancement of women in the profession.
In its Centennial year, the WBA is “Looking Back, and Moving Forward, and Ms. Reyes’ personal and professional trajectory embodies that theme.” Born in Uruguay, at the age of five, she emigrated from Spain to the United States. Her family’s experience influences her work helping persecuted persons, especially women, find refuge in the United States. Karen Musalo, the Director of Center for Gender & Refugee Studies notes, “Ana represents the very best of the legal profession: an accomplished and skilled litigator who provides the same high quality zealous advocacy whether she is representing an international corporation, a foreign government, or a refugee child.”
Please click here to read the WBA’s full press release.
Click here to read Ana’s speech given at the WBA Awards Dinner on May 17, 2017.