Jennifer Reynoso is Counsel in the Firm’s Exempt Organizations Practice. She advises a variety of public charities and private foundations on structural and operating issues, including formation, governance, reorganizations and domestic and international grantmaking and operations. She advises donors on charitable-giving techniques. Jennifer has also been involved in assisting governing bodies in internal investigations.
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- Conducted a governance review for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
- Represented Blackstone Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman in connection with his $150 million gift to Yale to fund the renovation of a performance space and cultural center to be called the Schwarzman Center
- Advises the Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation, which created the Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University
- Advises the Open Society Foundations with respect to grantmaking and governance matters
- Represented Educational Broadcasting Corporation in connection with the formation of V-Me Media, Inc., a national network focused on contemporary U.S. Hispanic families
- Serves as outside counsel for Natural Resources Defense Council and the NRDC Action Fund
New York University School of Law, 1995 J.D.
summa cum laude; N.Y.U. Law Review, 1993–1995
University of Michigan, 1992 B.A.
- The Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1995–1996
Jennifer Reynoso is Counsel in the Firm’s Exempt Organizations Practice. She advises a variety of public charities and private foundations on structural and operating issues, including formation, governance, reorganizations and domestic and international grantmaking and operations. Jennifer counsels charitable organization in connection with federal tax rules regarding lobbying, and she has also been involved in assisting governing bodies in internal investigations. She frequently advises donors on charitable-giving techniques.
Jennifer is a frequent author and speaker on topics relevant to public charities and private foundations. She participated in a panel on charitable lobbying at the 33rd Representing and Managing Tax Exempt Organizations Conference in Washington, D.C. as well as the recent panel “Disaster Relief: Disease as Disaster and the Criminalization of Humanitarian Aid” at the ABA Section of Taxation, Exempt Organizations Committee 2015 Midyear Meeting. She co-authored the paper “Evolution, Not Revolution: A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act,” with Harvey P. Dale, Victoria B. Bjorklund and Jillian P. Diamant, published in the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
Jennifer is currently the Chair of the Non-Profit Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders USA and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
Jennifer joined Simpson Thacher after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also spent 1999–2000 as Associate Counsel for the New York Public Library. Jennifer earned her J.D. at New York University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She served as an articles editor of the New York University Law Review, was a fellow of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, and was named a member of the Order of the Coif. Jennifer earned her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with high distinction.