Williams Mullen partner Jimmie Reyna is scheduled to get a Senate vote today on his nomination for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
President Barack Obama nominated Reyna in September for a seat on the Washington-based appeals court, which specializes in cases about intellectual property, international trade and claims against the federal government. The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its backing to him on a voice vote last month.
Reyna is the head of Williams Mullen’s international trade and customs practice, and he previously worked in an array of areas, including injury cases, civil rights and insurance subrogation, according to information he supplied to the Senate.
He was national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2006-2007, and the association recommended him for a judgeship. No Hispanic judge has ever served on the Federal Circuit, according to the Federal Judicial Center’s database of federal judges.
His vote is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Update (6:20 p.m.): Reyna was confirmed unanimously.