Julissa Reynoso, partner at the law firm Winston & Strawn, is set to become the chief of staff for the future First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, when President-elect Joe Biden assumes office on January 20, 2021.
During the Obama-Biden administration, Reynoso served as US Ambassador to Uruguay and as deputy assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere in the US Department of State, where she developed comprehensive security and rule of law strategies for Central America and the Caribbean. Reynoso serves on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and was on the faculty of Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She serves as trustee for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and for Columbia University, and is on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and the Truman National Security Project.
Julissa Reynoso is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.