Christopher P. Reynolds
Group Vice President and General Counsel
Corporate Secretary, Chief Environmental Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Christopher Reynolds is group vice president and general counsel for the Legal and Corporate Responsibility Group of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. He is also the corporate secretary, chief environmental officer and chief compliance officer of TMS.
Reynolds oversees the groups responsible for legal services, including product liability, advertising compliance, antitrust, business litigation, business transactions, dealer relations, environmental litigation, intellectual property and strategic initiatives. In addition, he oversees the groups responsible for corporate responsibility, including privacy, internal audit, risk management, environmental audit and environmental health and safety programs. As corporate secretary, Reynolds is responsible for the company's corporate governance.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2007, Reynolds was a partner and trial lawyer at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City. While at the law firm, Reynolds also worked as manager of the office's labor and employment law litigation group. He served as a member of the firm's advisory board and as chair of the firm's diversity committee.
Earlier, Reynolds served as an assistant United States attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York. Prior to that, he worked as a litigator at the firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and as a law clerk for Judge Damon J. Keith, 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Detroit, Mich.
Reynolds grew up amid the auto industry in Detroit as the son of a Ford River Rouge plant worker. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science with honors at Kalamazoo College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1986. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections.