Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr. is a forward-thinking, problem-solving, innovative attorney who handles commercial, intellectual property (IP), privacy and bankruptcy litigation and business disputes. Currently serving as the New York Litigation Leader, Fernando has a deep knowledge and experience with all phases of civil litigation, managing large-scale cases in high-profile and high-pressure environments. He leverages these skills sets, as well as his networks inside and outside the firm, to serve as trusted adviser to a variety of technology and e-commerce companies on business law, litigation, intellectual property, online advertising, and privacy and data security. He is a frequent speaker on social media and digital marketing, privacy and data security, electronic discovery, and law firm diversity initiatives, and has published several articles and blogs on online advertising and marketing, internet-related intellectual property issues, and electronic discovery.
Fernando is very involved and invested in the startup community, representing and counseling clients in the ad tech and civic tech verticals. He serves as a leading member of the firm’s Emerging Company team, spearheading the firm’s sponsorship of the German Accelerator program in New York City as well as the New York office’s collaboration with Civic Hall, a leader in the civic tech space.
Fernando is also deeply committed to civic engagement, public service and the New York City community. Fernando was recently nominated by the President of the New York City Bar to serve as the City Bar’s representative on the board of the New York Community Trust, which is responsible for over $175 million in annual grants to over 5,000 NYC non—profits. The Mayor of New York City recently re-appointed Fernando to the Conflicts of Interest Board of New York, which oversees the ethics laws applicable to all New York City government officials and employees.
He serves and has served on several non-profit boards, focusing his time on pipeline efforts developing and mentoring the next generation of diverse civic leaders and the civil rights of the Latinx and immigrant community. Consistent with these commitments, Fernando is a member and former co-chair of the New York office’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee and serves as an Advisory Board member to the Firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council.