Title: Senior Counsel
Company: Baker Botts LLP
Location: Johns Island, South Carolina, United States
William Reynolds, Senior Counsel at Baker Botts LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of federal law.
Mr. Reynolds was initially attracted to the field of law by his father, who was also a lawyer. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, he attended Vanderbilt University Law School, graduating with an LLB in 1967. Mr. Reynolds enjoyed law school and began practicing directly after graduation, working as an associate at Sullivan and Cromwell until 1970. He then served the United States Department of Justice as an assistant to the solicitor general before becoming a partner at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, where he worked from 1973 to 1981. In 1981, Mr. Reynolds returned to the justice department, serving as an assistant to the attorney general of the Civil Rights Division from 1981 to 1988, and as a counselor to the attorney general from 1987 to 1988.
Prior to his current position of senior counsel of Antitrust and Competition at Baker Botts, LLP, Mr. Reynolds held the title of partner at the firms of Ross & Hardies, Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, and Howrey LLP, from 1989 to 2012. He is certified to practice law by the District of Columbia Bar, the New York State Bar Association, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Federal Circuits, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America from 2006 to 2013, Mr. Reynolds was the editor in chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Looking forward, he sees himself retiring within five years, and appreciating both the long ride he has had and the legacy he has built in the legal profession.
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