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Jose Walfredo Fernandez

Jose Walfredo Fernandez, American federal agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: New York 1981, New Jersey 1981, United States District Court New Jersey 1981, United States District Court (Southern district) New York 1984.

Background

  • Fernandez, Jose Walfredo was born on September 19, 1955 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Arrived in the United States, 1967. Son of Jose Rigoberto and Flora (Gomez) Fernandez.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1977. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1980. Master of Arts, Dartmouth College, 2002.

    Career

    • Associate Curtis, Mallet, Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York City, 1981-1984, Baker & McKenzie, New York City, 1984-1989, partner, 1989-1996, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, New York City, 1996—2006, managing partner New York office, 2002—2003, member policy committee, head international practice, chair Latin America practice, 2006. Partner, co-chair Latin America practice Latham & Watkins LLP, 2006—2009. Assistant secretary for economic, energy & business affairs United States Department State, Washington, since 2009.

      Adjunct professor New York Law School, 1984—1988. Member Council on Foreign Relations.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1981, New Jersey 1981, United States District Court New Jersey 1981, United States District Court (Southern district) New York 1984.

    Works

    • Contributor.

    Membership

    Member advisory board Council of Americas, since 2001. Board trustees Dartmouth College, since 2002, Mid.East Institute, since 2004. Director Ballet Hispanico, since 1994, WBGO-FM Newark Public Radio, 1997—2007, Accion International, since 2006.

    Board directors Columbia Law School Alumni Association, 1991—1994. Member of American Bar Association (chairman Inter-American law committee 1985-1988, Central American task force 1985-1989, presidential Latin America advisory commission 1986-1991, chairman Inter-American law committee 1991-1994), Association of the Bar of the City of New York (member com on foreign and comparative law 1984-1987, chairman Inter-American affairs committee 1996-1998, director city bar fund since 1999), Brazilian-United States Chamber of Commerce (director since 1995, secretary 2005-2006).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sports, non-fiction writing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Andrea Gabor, June 22, 1985.
    • father: Jose Rigoberto Fernandez
    • mother: Flora (Gomez) Fernandez
    • spouse: Andrea Gabor
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    Born September 19, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1977
      Dartmouth College
    • 1980
      Columbia University
    • 2002
      Dartmouth College
    • 1981 - 1984
      Associate, Curtis
      Mallet, Auvergne, France
    • 1996 - 2006
      Associate, Curtis
    • 2006 - 2009
      partner, Latham & Watkins Limited Liability Partnership
    • 2006 - 2009
      co-chair Latin America practice, Latham & Watkins Limited Liability Partnership
    • 2009
      assistant, secretary for economic
      Washington, United States
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