Jose Villarreal Named Chairman of U.S.-Mexico Foundation

(Washington, D.C.) – Jose Villarreal, consultant senior advisor in the public law and policy practice at Akin Gump, has been named chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Mr. Villarreal will be welcomed as the new chairman at a reception on November 30 hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta S. Jacobson, celebrating the achievements of the Foundation.

The U.S.-Mexico Foundation is a binational nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education and youth leadership for Mexicans on both sides of the border while fostering binational cooperation and understanding between the United States and Mexico. The Foundation is governed by a binational board of prominent business and civic leaders who believe that strengthening the binational relationship and supporting youth empowerment in Mexico and the United States is in the vital interest of both countries.

Mr. Villarreal, formerly a partner in the firm’s San Antonio office, provides strategic counseling to firm clients on a range of legal and policy issues affecting such clients. In November 2015, he received the Orden del Aguila Azteca (Order of the Aztec Eagle)—the most important decoration awarded by the Mexican government—for his endeavors that have benefited Mexico and Mexicans.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.