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Litigation Star

Top 250 Women in Litigation

Practice area:

International arbitration
Product liability and recall

Ana Reyes is a recognized leader in this generation of rising legal talent.

Thanks largely to her practice in multinational disputes, she has earned accolades from The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” (2020-2022) and in Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” (2019-2022). The National Law Journal has recognized her multiple times, including her on its Outstanding Women Lawyers list recognizing “the 75 most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today” (2015), as one of “D.C.’s Rising Stars” (2014), and three times (2019-21) as one of the country’s top 40 minority lawyers under 40.  In 2017, the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. named her as its “Woman Lawyer of the Year.”

Within Williams & Connolly, Ana’s leadership roles include serving on the firm’s Executive Committee and co-chairing the International Disputes practice group.  

Ana’s commercial practice focuses on litigating and arbitrating disputes on a wide array of matters ranging from legal malpractice to patent enforcement to construction disputes.  Besides this work, for more than a decade Ana has devoted significant time to her pro bono representations of asylum seekers and refugee organizations, including numerous appellate and advisory matters for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  For this work Ana has received recognition from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (2004, 2008, and 2010) and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (2009). In 2016 she received the Legacy Award by Unlikely Heroes for her successful representation of young women escaping persecution by a regional terrorist organization.  After appointing her, the Honorary Board for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies described Ana as representing “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.”

Updated July 2022