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Antonio Reynolds, Financial Services Attorney and Former Federal Prosecutor, Joins Wiley Rein’s TMT Practice

June 26, 2019

Washington, DC — Wiley Rein announced today that Antonio J. Reynolds, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with extensive experience in financial services enforcement matters, has joined the firm as a partner in the preeminent Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice. He will also work with attorneys in numerous other practice areas across the firm, including Blockchain Technology, FTC Regulation, Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance, and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations.

Mr. Reynolds represents financial services companies and other major corporations, as well as their officers and directors, in litigation, civil and criminal enforcement matters before federal and state agencies, and in corporate internal investigations. He will assist clients on a range of issues including federal agency enforcement, congressional investigations, blockchain, privacy and cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and fintech lending.  

“We are pleased to welcome Antonio to the firm, where his impressive experience will benefit clients in a wide range of red-hot sectors, including blockchain, fintech, and the Internet of Things,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “Our firm advises clients on some of their most pressing needs, and with Antonio’s expertise in technology, financial services, enforcement, and litigation, he is well-positioned to make significant contributions from day one.”

Mr. Reynolds has advised clients in matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the FTC, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, state banking regulators, and state attorneys general. He has also represented clients in responding to investigations and other inquiries by the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Offices, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and matters before investigative arms of intergovernmental organizations, including the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank.

Prior to joining Wiley Rein, Mr. Reynolds was a partner in the Washington, DC office of an Am Law 200 law firm, where he was recognized by The Legal 500 US in Cyber Law (Data Protection and Privacy). He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes. He also clerked for the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Duke University.

The arrival of Mr. Reynolds follows several other recent additions to Wiley Rein’s TMT Practice, including Duane C. Pozza, former Assistant Director in the Division of Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection; Kevin G. Rupy, former Vice President of Law and Policy at the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom); Scott B. Wilkens, a seasoned litigator who has represented leading broadcast and entertainment companies in high-profile copyright infringement disputes; and Jacquelynn Ruff, former Vice President of International Government Relations and Policy at Verizon Communications.

Wiley Rein’s TMT Practice is the largest in the country, with more than 60 attorneys and engineers engaged full time in matters that encompass virtually all aspects of the federal, state, and international laws governing the telecommunications, media, and technology industries. The team is committed to understanding the implications of technology and industry changes for clients, as evidenced by a team of engineers who are integrated into our legal and policy capabilities. In addition, our TMT attorneys are actively engaged in FTC rulemakings, policy, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.