Ana Reyes to Chair Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel

October 2021

Williams & Connolly partner Ana Reyes has been appointed by Chief Judge Beryl Howell and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as Chair of the next Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Court.  Lawyers and non-lawyers are appointed as members of the Panel to consider candidates to fill a vacancy for the position of Magistrate Judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia.  Other members of the panel include: Laura Crane, Justin Dillon, Gennine A. Hagar, Erica J. Hashimoto, George A. Jones, Howard B. Katzoff, Jessie K. Liu, Grace E. Speights, Vikram Swaruup, and Carlos Vanegas.

Ana serves as co-chair of the firm’s International Disputes practice group and is one of six members of its Executive Committee.  Her practice involves litigating and arbitrating disputes on a wide array of matters ranging from foreign sovereign immunity to international contract disputes to patent enforcement.  For more than a decade Ana has devoted significant time to her pro bono representations of asylum seekers and refugee organizations, including numerous appellate matters for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and impact litigation for Human Rights First. 

Ana has served as a Clinical Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School teaching Advocacy in International Arbitration and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School teaching a course in the use of experts in federal courts.  Ana was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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