Julissa Reynoso

  • Harvard, B.A., 1997
  • Cambridge, M.P., 1998
  • Columbia, J.D., 2001

Julissa Reynoso is a multilingual partner who focuses her practice on international arbitration, international litigation, and complex commercial litigation. She also provides U.S. and international clients with strategic advice and risk assessment in managing transnational issues. She advises a wide variety of clients, including governments, financial institutions, companies and individuals. She currently manages diverse transnational matters involving the energy, media, sports, real estate, food and telecommunications sectors.

Julissa’s extensive experience includes analyzing and advising on complex cross-border matters and disputes before U.S. Courts and Agencies, and conducting arbitrations under the major international rules, including ICC and UNCITRAL, and bilateral investment treaty disputes under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Julissa is the former United States Ambassador to Uruguay. She also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American, Caribbean and Cuban Affairs in the US Department of State. While in this role, Julissa was charged with developing comprehensive security and rule of law strategies for Central America and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining the US Department of State, Julissa practiced at a major international law firm, where she specialized in antitrust law, international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration.

Julissa is the recipient of the highest diplomatic honors bestowed by several Latin American governments. Julissa also is the recipient of various public interest awards, including recognitions from Columbia University, New York University, the North Star Fund, the Legal Aid Society and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation. Julissa serves on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and is on the faculty of Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.