Before entering private practice, he served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner and Chief of Enforcement in charge of insurer enforcement and market conduct, fraud investigations and management of all failed insurers in California. Prior to that, he served as deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.
Among several honors and awards, Mr. Hernández was named a "California Attorney of the Year" by California Lawyer magazine and a "Latino Business Leader" by the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Business Times, October 2005. Most recently, he was named one of the 50 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal in May of this year.
Mr. Hernández maintains a great level of commitment to the Bay Area community as he currently serves on the board of the California Coastal Conservancy and is a trustee with the University of California at Merced Foundation.