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Associate - Alfredo G. Fernández

Alfredo G. Fernández

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Alfredo Fernandez focuses his practice on International Trade Compliance and Enforcement Issues.  He counsels and represents clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other related U.S. laws, regulations and policies affecting international trade and business, including economic sanctions programs, multilateral trade agreements, anti-bribery programs, customs laws, and anti-boycott regulations.

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group, Alfredo’s practice also involves regulatory compliance and transactional due diligence with respect to a wide range of federal, state and international environmental, health and safety laws. For example, Alfredo regularly counsels clients regarding new and existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), biocides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), “Superfund” liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), chemical crises under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and workplace safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

He assists clients to design and conduct internal investigations, meet remediation/abatement requirements, prepare voluntary disclosures, evaluate transactions, and draft internal compliance policies and procedures. In addition, Alfredo advocates for clients in agency enforcement proceedings, manages facility health hazard evaluations and negotiates environmental insurance programs.

Prior to joining the firm, Alfredo worked as an aerospace engineer for a leading aircraft engine manufacturer.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: International (2016)
  • 2016 American Bar Association On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award

Teaching Positions

  • Western New England School of Law, International Business Transactions: Guest Lecturer

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association: President
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Society of International Affairs
  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division; The Young Lawyer, Associate Editor
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
  • Export Legal Assistance Network: Advisor

Community Involvement

  • Compass Youth Collaborative, Inc.: Board Secretary
  • Connecticut Invention Convention: Volunteer Judge
  • Special Olympics of Connecticut: Events Volunteer
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Security Deposit Clinic
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Practice Areas

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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 2008, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, District of CT

 

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