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Julissa Reynoso | EB5 Visa Funds Advisory Board


Julissa has extensive policy and legal experience, engaging both as a lawyer in private practice and as a senior diplomat on behalf of the United States Government.

Julissa Reynoso is the former United States Ambassador to Uruguay. Julissa also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American, Caribbean and Cuban Affairs in the US Department of State. 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. Her legal experience includes analyzing and advising on complex cross-border disputes and investigations, and conducting complex 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). While at the US Department of State, Julissa was charged with developing comprehensive security and rule of law strategies for Central America and the Caribbean.

Julissa 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. She also has served on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations.


Julissa received her B.A. from Harvard University. She also received an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.


Julissa is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. Julissa is also affiliated with Columbia University’s School of Law and the Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.


  • Recognized in The Legal 500 Latin America 2016 for International Arbitration
  • US Department of State, various awards and citations
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
  • Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala’s highest honor
  • Order of Del Valle, Honduras’s highest honor
  • Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • De Jersey Harvard Scholar
  • Recognized by Latinvex as one of the “Top 100 Female Lawyers”


  • Represent a municipality in Puerto Rico in connection with disputes arising from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s restructuring process.
  • Represent a sports television channel and a sports consulting company in commercial disputes resulting from the fallout of the FIFA-related criminal investigations.
  • Represent a real estate investment management firm in a NAFTA claim against Mexico.
  • Represented a multinational food manufacturing company in connection with compliance issues in Central America and Mexico.
  • Provided regulatory advice to multinational clients in connection with Cuba sanctions.
  • Counsel to the Dominican Republic and its public utilities in ICC, bilateral investment treaty and DR-CAFTA arbitrations.


  • “Are Latin America’s Whistleblower Laws Working Out Well?”, Latin American Advisor, May 8, 2017
  • “What Are the White House’s Plans for Changing NAFTA?,” Latin American Advisor, April 5, 2017
  • “Preparing for Changes to NAFTA,” Client Alert, March 29, 2017
  • “Will New Trade Talks Shake Up the Arbitration System?,” March 21, 2017
  • “Obama and Castro Meet in Wake of Further Regulatory Reforms,” Client Alert, September 29, 2015
  • “US-Cuba Reset?,” Client Alert, December 23, 2014
  • “Putting Out Fires Before They Start: Community Organizing and Collaborative Governance in the Bronx, U.S.A.” 24 Journal of Law and Inequality 213 (Summer 2006)
  • “The Impact of Identity Politics and Public Sector Reform on Organizing and the Practice of Democracy,” 37 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 149 (2005)
  • “Antitrust Developments in the Media and Entertainment Industries,” (with Peter E. Kazanoff and Kenneth R. Logan) The Antitrust Review of the Americas, Global Competition Review (2005)
  • Reseña de libro, “Towards a Regulatory Model for the New Workplace,” Labor History (2005) (reviewing Katherine V. W. Stone, “From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace” (2004))
  • “Perspectives on Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Other Grounds: Latinas at the Margins,” 7 Harvard Latino Law Review 63 (2004)
  • Note, “Race, Censuses and Attempts at Racial Democracy,” 39 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 533 (2001)


  • “The Arbitration Award, Remedies and Post Award Process,” American Bar Association, February 28, 2017
  • “Live Arbitration Summit,” Latin Lawyer–Global Arbitration Review, Miami Florida, April 27, 2017.
  • “Recent Developments in Cross-Border Arbitration,” IMM Joint Conference 2017, Houston, Texas, May 12, 2017
  • “Public-Private Partnerships,” INTAL 50 Years: Reimagining Regional Integration in the Era of Disruptive Technologies, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 7, 2015
  • “Negotiation and Arbitration of Investor-State Disputes,” Dominican Republic, September 10, 2015
  • Hispanic National Bar Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Washington, DC, July 16, 2015
  • “Opportunities to the Prosperity in US-Latin America Relations: The Case of the Dominican Republic,” Keynote Speaker, presented by the Dominicans on Wall Street (DOWS) and the American Chamber of Commerce DR, New York, NY, May 14, 2015






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