Reginald Skinner



Reggie grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond. In 2001, Reggie earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Master of Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Following law school, Reggie served as a judicial law clerk for two federal judges, the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Reggie then joined the litigation practice of Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Virginia, where his practice focused on complex commercial and appellate litigation. At Hunton & Williams, Reggie was recognized for his contributions to the firm’s efforts to provide free legal services to those in need. Reggie was also active in various community and public service programs, including the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) and the Carver Promise mentoring program.

From 2007 to 2009, Reggie taught appellate writing and advocacy as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. Since 2009, Reggie has enjoyed a vibrant litigation practice as a trial attorney on the Constitutional Torts Staff of the United States Department of Justice, where he specializes in defending constitutional tort claims against federal employees. In 2011, Reggie served as a detailee to the White House, where he worked as Deputy Associate Counsel for Presidential Personnel. In that capacity, Reggie was responsible for the confidential vetting of numerous individuals under consideration for Presidential nominations and appointments.