Gary Hernandez

October 20, 2008 12:19:57 PM PDT
Gary Hernández is a partner with Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal, an international law firm with over 500 attorneys worldwide. Mr. Hernandez received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D from University of California, Davis in 1984. He currently practices insurance regulatory and administrative law.

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.