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Associate - Alfredo G. Fernández

Alfredo G. Fernández

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Alfredo Fernandez focuses his practice in two areas: International Trade Compliance and Environmental matters. His international trade practice involves representation of clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other laws, regulations and policies affecting international trade and business, including economic sanctions programs, multilateral trade agreements, foreign investment, foreign employment, anti-bribery programs, customs, and anti-boycott regulations.

As a member of the firm’s national Environmental Practice, Alfredo’s practice 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), workplace safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and unique remediation issues associated with state “Brownfields” programs and the “Connecticut Transfer Act.” Alfredo also counsels private and public entities regarding abatement of hazardous building materials/conditions (e.g., asbestos, lead, PCBs, radon, mold).

In both practice areas, Alfredo assists clients to design and conduct internal investigations, prepare voluntary disclosures and licenses/permits, evaluate transactions and business opportunities, draft internal compliance policies and navigate agency inspection and enforcement proceedings.

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 (2016-2019)
  • 2016 American Bar Association On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award
  • UConn Law Alumni Association - Graduate of the Last Decade Impact Award (2019)

Teaching Positions

  • Western New England School of Law, International Business Transactions: Guest Lecturer
  • Connecticut College, Law, Science and the Environment: Guest Lecturer

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association: Board Member and Past President
  • Connecticut District Export Council
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Environmental Law Section
  • Prospanica Connecticut
  • 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

  • Leadership Greater Hartford: Quest Class of 2020
  • Compass Youth Collaborative, Inc.: Board Member 2014-2018
  • 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
  • Hartford Public Library: Pro Bono Naturalization Clinic

Publications

March 27, 2020  COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use And Importation
March 23, 2020  Executive Order No. 7J: New DECD Guidance and Rules of the Road for "Stay Safe, Stay Home"
March 21, 2020  COVID-19 Update: Connecticut's "Stay Safe – Stay at Home Order"
March 21, 2020  Current "Essential Services and Goods" Under Executive Order 7H
March 12, 2020  Coronavirus Causing Disruptions Along Global Supply Chains
February 4, 2020  Pay Attention to PFAS
February 3, 2020  Recent Amendments to the CT Transfer Act: A Small Step in the Right Direction for Manufacturers
January 28, 2020  The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: What's New and What's Next for Manufacturers?
December 12, 2019  Governor Lamont Releases PFAS Task Force Action Plan
October 24, 2019  Considering Artificial Turf? Pause for PFAS First
September 9, 2019  PFAS: What's All the PFUSS?
June 10, 2019  Legislature Passes Key Amendments to the Connecticut Transfer Act
January 31, 2019  EPA Finalizes Rule Addressing Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals - But is it Helpful?
December 11, 2018  Expansion of CFIUS Oversight of Certain Non-Controlling Foreign Investments
July 23, 2018  Picking The Better Bad Option: EU Proposes New Blocking Statute in Response to US Withdrawal from JCPOA
October 4, 2017  New Sanctions Against North Korea Issued by the United States
August 29, 2016  Compliance Conundrum -- Unauthorized Exports v. Discrimination: Find a Win in a Lose-Lose Scenario
July 11, 2016  Chemical Industry: Significant Changes to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Require Attention
February 8, 2016  Changes to Iran Sanctions Provide a Few Business Opportunities, but Many Hurdles
August 4, 2015  Doing Business With the State of Connecticut: A Guide to Data Privacy and Security Requirements

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Events

June 9, 2020  Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures
June 2, 2020  Webinar: Exporter Readiness Requirements for CMMC/NIST
May 12, 2020  Webinar: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
March 26, 2020  POSTPONED: Manufacturing Summit: The Future of Supply Chain
July 17, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: General Counsel Briefing: Your Controlled Information and the "Insider Threat"
May 29, 2019  Leading the Way
May 1, 2019  Taking Your Business Global: A Series of Six Export Training Workshops
April 29, 2019  Connecticut Export Week 2019: Executive Export Forum
September 18, 2018  USA-Australia Defense Trade Summit
June 15, 2018  U.S. Commercial Service Procurement Conference
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

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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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