Seattle, WA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 2, 2007–Joaquin Hernandez, an associate in the Seattle office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently named one of 19 regional presidents serving the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). Hernandez will oversee the northwest region comprised of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.
“Having served as a deputy regional president for the HNBA, I have seen how much the association does for the community of Hispanic legal professionals and Hispanics in general,” said Hernández. “It’s an honor to be a part of this organization.”
In his practice, Hernandez focuses on matters concerning government contracts, procurement regulations, public and private development projects, and other business-related issues for clients in the Northwest and abroad.
“Joaquin is a talented young attorney and an involved member of the community,” said Mark Long, managing partner at Schwabe. “We are delighted that the HNBA views him in the same light as we do.”
A fellowship participant in the nationally-recognized Washington State Bar Association (WBA) Leadership Institute in 2006, Hernandez has been called upon as a presenter at the WBA Continuing Legal Education seminars. He is also a recipient of the “Random Act of Professionalism” award given by the WBA Professionalism Committee and he serves as a volunteer for the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Trial program.
Hernandez received his juris doctor degree cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Washington State University.
ABOUT THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a nonprofit, national association representing the interests of over 38,000 Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, law graduates, law students, legal administrators, and legal assistants or paralegals in the United States and Puerto Rico. The continuing mission of HNBA is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all Americans by ensuring the meaningful participation of Hispanic Americans in the legal profession. http://www.hnba.com
ABOUT SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a regional, multiservice law firm with more than 160 attorneys in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Ore., and Seattle, Stevenson, and Vancouver, Wash., and in Washington, D.C. Schwabe attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders, to emerging and small, family-owned businesses. Schwabe has consistently ranked among Oregon Business magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” for the past four consecutive years, and was recently named one of “Oregon’s Most Admired Companies” in a survey completed by Oregon CEOs in The Business Journal of Portland. http://www.schwabe.com.