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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.

Alfredo also counsels private and public entities regarding abatement of hazardous building materials (e.g., asbestos, lead, PCBs). 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 (2016-2017)
  • 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: Immediate Past President
  • Connecticut District Export Council
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Environmental Law Section
  • Society of International Affairs
  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division; The Young Lawyer, Associate Editor
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut
  • 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

Events

June 13, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Export Controls in the Cloud
March 22, 2018  Connecticut Export Week 2018: Doing Business with NATO - Shipman & Goodwin Hartford Office
March 21, 2018  Connecticut Export Week 2018: Doing Business with NATO - Shipman & Goodwin Stamford Office
March 20, 2018  Connecticut Export Week 2018: CEOs and Managers Export Forum
August 17, 2017  Webinar: Export Controls in the Cloud
August 10, 2017  Webinar: Deemed Exports and Utilizing Research Universities
August 1, 2017  Webinar: Considerations for Exporting to China
July 27, 2017  Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures
July 20, 2017  Webinar: Destination Control Statements
June 8, 2017  Webinar: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
November 8, 2016  Webinar: Update your Destination Control Statement (DCS)
October 11, 2016  Webinar: Compliance Conundrum--Unauthorized Exports v. Discrimination
June 12-14, 2016  Legal Aspects of Trade: What is at Risk, Why Do We Care, What are We Doing About it?
March 17, 2016  The International Concerns of Global Business in Aerospace and Defense
June 15, 2015  CBA 2015 Connecticut Legal Conference
May 13, 2015   Webinar: Considerations for Exporting to China - 051315
May 12, 2015   Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures - 051215
April 30, 2015  Webinar: Legal Consideration and Best Practices for Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy
April 7, 2015   Webinar: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - 040715
February 26, 2015  CBA: The Perils of Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter - Legal Considerations of Social Media
September 21-23, 2014  Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit

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Practice Areas

Industries & Featured Services

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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