LEXINGTON, Ky.—Ana Reyes ‘96, a partner in Williams and Connolly in Washington, D.C., has earned more accolades not only for her successful international litigation practice but also for her pro bono work helping asylum seekers. Reyes has been named to the “Minority 40 under 40” list compiled by the National Law Journal.
The publication states, “The lawyers profiled here were all born in the 1970s, a decade when law schools and law firms were just beginning to welcome minorities in significant numbers. The thriving careers of these lawyers—at law firms and in government, academia and public interest—attest to the great opportunities available to them, as well as to their talents.”
Reyes, a native of Uruguay who grew up in Louisville, previously received recognition for distinction from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in 2004 and 2008 and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies in 2009. She was also featured in the Legal Times special section “Champions, Visionaries and Pioneers.”
Reyes came to the United States with her parents when she was in grade school. She graduated from Transylvania in 1996 and from Harvard Law School in 2000.
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