Roman Hernandez, of the Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt law firm, embarked on a three-year term on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco this month. His role will be to address economic issues confronting the U.S., according to a news release.
The San Francisco Fed is the 12th District of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank system, and encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Hernandez, who began his professional career in an Oregon onion field before going on to college, served as national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) from 2009-2010 and as president of the HNBA Legal Education fund, which he founded, from 2009-2012.
"The HNBA is proud that one of its own has received this appointment, and we hold it forth as symbolic of how under its own force the Latino community continuously and upwardly advances, including from America's migrant fields to its most important board rooms," Peter M. Reyes Jr., HNBA national president, said in a statement.
Hernandez is an equity shareholder in the Portland office of the Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt law firm. His recognitions include a Forty Under 40 nod from the Portland Business Journal and a spot on the 2009 HispanicBusiness 100 Influentials rankings.
Related: 2012 Hispanic Business Influentials
He took his juris doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, and is licensed to practice in various jurisdictions in Oregon and Washington, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization representing the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the U.S. and its territories.
The Hispanic National Bar Association contributed to this report.
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