Ana Reyes Co-Chairs the firm’s International Litigation practice group and is a member of its Executive Committee. She has handled matters for foreign governments, foreign officials, multi-national corporations, and international organizations, representing clients conducting business throughout North and South America, Europe and Africa. Ana has also devoted a substantial portion of her practice to pro bono work, representing refugee organizations and refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Along with her admissions to Bars of the United States, Ana is listed on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales.
In 2017, Ana was named as the D.C. Women’s Bar Association’s Woman Lawyer of the Year in recognition of her international litigation practice and for her efforts in representing the rights of those seeking asylum in the United States. She has also been named by The National Law Journal in its list of “Winning Litigators” (2018), as an “Immigration Trailblazer” (2018), in its Outstanding Women Lawyers list, which recognized “the 75 most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today” (2015), as one of “D.C.’s Rising Stars” (2014), and one of the top 40 minority lawyers under 40 in the country (2011). In 2009, Legal Times selected Ana as a “Champion” in its Champions, Visionaries & Pioneers special section.
Ana has focused her pro bono efforts on representing individuals who seek asylum in the United States. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has retained Ana for representation in numerous appellate matters and commissioned her to draft a comprehensive report on asylum law in the United States. In 2016, she was honored with the Legacy Award by Unlikely Heroes for her work on behalf of young women escaping persecution by a regional terrorist organization. Her work on behalf of refugees has also received recognition for distinction from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (2004, 2008, and 2010) and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (2009). In 2014, Ana was appointed to the Honorary Board for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, which has written, “Ana represents the very best of the legal profession: an accomplished and skilled litigator who provides the same high quality zealous advocacy whether she is representing an international corporation, a foreign government, or a refugee child.”
Last updated October 2018