The Alumni in Residence program connects current HLS students with accomplished HLS alumni for one-on-one career mentoring and advice. You’re invited to meet with Juanita Hernandez JD’85 during her virtual office hours. Sign up for a 20-minute Zoom appointment.
Juanita Hernandez JD’85
Juanita C. Hernández is a Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C, focusing her practice on litigation matters. Juanita received her law degree and undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard University. She is licensed to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; all four U.S. District Courts in Texas and for the District of Columbia. Juanita is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Previously, she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, served in the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division and was a litigator practicing in major law firms in San Antonio. She clerked for the Hon. William Wayne Justice, then Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Juanita is also a seasoned speaker on litigation, employment law, and securities law as well as diversity issues.
Juanita is an experienced leader and organizer in various bar associations, professional and alumni groups. Within the American Bar Association (ABA), Juanita serves on the Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel. She has also contributed to ABA publications on issues affecting women in the law and diversity and inclusion. At Harvard, Juanita is a dedicated leader through her many alumni activities. She was awarded the Harvard Alumni Association Award in 2016 for her outstanding service to the University.
View our calendar for upcoming AIR events and more information on visiting alumni. Students must reserve appointments in advance, and space is limited.
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