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Jose W. Fernandez '77

Jose FernandezPartner
Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, New York

Elected 2002 (Alumni Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
J.D. Columbia Law School

Jose Fernandez is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Latin America practice. Mr. Fernandez has handled some of Latin America's most complex acquisitions for corporations and private equity firms and has advised on financings, privatizations, securities offerings, arbitrations and joint ventures. He also represents banks in loans and restructurings in a cross-section of industries including mining, energy and telecommunications. Mr. Fernandez was named one of the "World's Leading Lawyers" by Chambers Global for his M&A and corporate expertise, an "Expert" in International Financial Law Review's "Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers", and one of the "World's Leading Privatization Lawyers" by Euromoney Publications. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Board of Directors of Accion International, the Council of the Americas, and the Middle East Institute, and is the founder and chairman of Teatrostagefest, an annual two-week festival of Latino and international theatre in New York City. He has been both chair of the American Bar Association's Inter-American Law Committee and chair of the Committee on Inter-American Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Fernandez is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Commissioner in the New York City Latin Media and Entertainment Commission. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 with a major in History and received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University in 1980.

Last Updated: 12/1/14