Christopher P. Reynolds
As Managing Officer for Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) since April 2015, Christopher Reynolds functions at the global parent company as general counsel, chief legal officer and deputy chief officer for the General Administrative & Human Resources Group. In addition to his parent company assignment as Executive Vice President, Corporate Resources for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) since April 2017, Reynolds is responsible for the North American functions of Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Government Affairs, Corporate Communications, Corporate Strategy and Legal, among others. Reynolds also serves as Chief Diversity Officer for TMNA. Previously, Reynolds was General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of TMNA and Group Vice President, Chief Environmental Officer and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2007, Reynolds was a partner at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City, where Reynolds also worked as manager of the New York office's labor and employment law 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, and as a law clerk for Judge Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit in Detroit.
Reynolds grew up amid the auto industry in Detroit as the son of a Ford River Rouge plant worker and a registered nurse. 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.