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Williams Mullen lawyer nominated for Federal Circuit

President Obama nominated Jimmie V. Reyna, head of the internal trade and customs practice at Williams Mullen and a leader in the Hispanic bar, yesterday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Reyna works in Williams Mullen’s Washington office and has published two books on international trade. A third is scheduled for publication later this year.

He served as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2006-07, and received the Ohtli Award, the highest recognition that the Mexican government bestows on non-Mexican citizens, in 2009. He has served since 1994 as a panelist for disputes arising under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and since 1995 as a panelist for the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization.

If confirmed by the Senate, Reyna would replace Judge Haldane Robert Mayer, who took senior status this year.

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