NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that the United States Ambassador to Uruguay, Julissa Reynoso, will join the firm in its New York office in mid-December when she concludes her duties abroad. Ambassador Reynoso will resume her private legal practice as a partner in the firm's International Arbitration and Latin America practice groups.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Julissa to the firm," said Mark Beckett, head of Chadbourne's International Arbitration practice. "Our clients will benefit greatly from her unparalleled understanding of the business and institutional culture of the region, and she will offer clients in Latin America and abroad enhanced service and counsel based upon her unique and complex experience negotiating throughout the region."
Ambassador Reynoso served for nearly three years in Uruguay. Under Ambassador Reynoso's leadership, the relationship between the US and Uruguay has advanced significantly in a wide array of areas and is now stronger than ever before. The US and Uruguay have expanded economic and commercial ties and opened new markets, educational exchanges between the two countries have more than tripled, and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science and technology is at record levels. Her leadership also ensured a highly successful visit between President Obama and President Mujica, which initiated a series of joint projects in education, science, technology, and the promotion of democracy that will continue for years to come.
"I am certain that my new role at Chadbourne will allow me to utilize my experience and personal interests to the fullest," said Ambassador Reynoso. "While it is difficult to leave so many dear friends and colleagues, I am very excited to join Chadbourne because of its strong international arbitration practice and its focus on Latin America and the emerging markets."
Prior to her nomination, Ambassador Reynoso served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State. Before joining the US State Department, Ambassador Reynoso practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, focusing on international arbitration and antitrust law. She was also a fellow at New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School.
In 2006, Ambassador Reynoso 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.
Ambassador Reynoso holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain.
About Chadbourne & Parke's International Arbitration Practice
Chadbourne & Parke is a global leader in representing investors and sovereigns in both commercial and investor-state arbitration. Across 11 offices around the world, Chadbourne's international arbitration team consists of academically distinguished lawyers with diverse backgrounds, a range of language skills and longstanding local and practical experience to help navigate clients through the complex and unique issues that arise in arbitration before international courts and tribunals worldwide.
About Chadbourne & Parke's Latin America Practice
Since the 1980s, Chadbourne & Parke has been one of the major international law firms active in Latin America. Chadbourne has represented clients in many of the highest profile transactions in the region, in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project finance, banking and restructurings.
Chadbourne is the only international law firm ranked in all six ranking categories for international law firms in Chambers Latin America 2014, which include Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Projects and International Arbitration.
The firm expanded its presence in the region in 2010 by opening an office in Sao Paulo. The firm also has an established office in Mexico City.
About Chadbourne & Parke
For more than a century, Chadbourne & Parke has counseled innovators around the world. We are a full-service law firm that leverages the extraordinary talent from our 11 international offices to offer the highest caliber client service in more than 80 countries and across every region on the globe. Today, we are recognized internationally for our groundbreaking work in emerging economies and our deep experience in energy and infrastructure, corporate and finance transactions, international disputes, and bankruptcy and financial restructuring.
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