Alfredo G. Fernández focuses his practice on International Trade Compliance and Enforcement Issues. In addition, Alfredo advocates for clients in agency enforcement proceedings, manages facility health hazard evaluations and negotiates environmental insurance programs.
He counsels and represents clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other related U.S. laws, regulations and policies affecting international trade and business, including economic sanctions programs, multilateral trade agreements, anti-bribery programs, customs laws, and anti-boycott regulations.
As a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group, Alfredo’s practice also 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) and workplace safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Alfredo also counsels private and public entities regarding abatement of hazardous building materials (e.g., asbestos, lead, PCBs). He assists clients to design and conduct internal investigations, meet remediation/abatement requirements, prepare voluntary disclosures, evaluate transactions, and draft internal compliance policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the firm, Alfredo worked as an aerospace engineer for a leading aircraft engine manufacturer.
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