Biography

Jennifer Reynoso is General Counsel at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a private foundation that supports the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.  Prior to joining Wellspring, she spent over 20 years as a member of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Exempt Organizations Practice. While at Simpson Thacher, she advised a variety of public charities and private foundations on structural and operating issues, including formation, governance, reorganizations, domestic and international grantmaking and internal investigations.  She also advised donors on charitable-giving techniques.

Jennifer is a frequent author and speaker on topics relevant to public charities and private foundations. 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 Organizations 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.

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.

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