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Jennifer I. Reynoso

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Prior to her move to Wellspring Philanthropic Fund as General Counsel, Jennifer Reynoso was Counsel in the Simpson Thacher’s Exempt Organizations Practice. She advised 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 counseled charitable organization in connection with federal tax rules regarding lobbying, and she had also been involved in assisting governing bodies in internal investigations.  She frequently advised 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.

Jennifer I. Reynoso is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Compensation and Employment Issues for Nonprofit Organizations - Nonprofit Organizations 2017: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Compensation and Employment Issues for Nonprofit Organizations - Compensation and Employment Issues for Nonprofit Organizations, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nonprofit Organizations 2017: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, New York, NY
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