Christopher P. Reynolds

Title: Group Vice President and General Counsel
Christopher P. Reynolds
Group Vice President, Chief Environmental Officer; Corporate Secretary
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc
 
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

 
Chris Reynolds is general counsel and chief legal officer of Toyota Motor North America and group vice president, chief environmental officer and corporate secretary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA (TMS), Inc.
 
In his role, Reynolds oversees Toyota Legal One, the legal services function for Toyota’s operations in North America. The function is responsible for 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, compliance and environmental health and safety programs for TMS.  As corporate secretary to the TMS Board of Directors, 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. 
 
 
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