PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorney Selected As One Of "Connecticut's 50 Most Influential Latinos"

January 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., January 28, 2014:  Last week, Pullman & Comley attorney Alex V. Hernandez was honored by Latinos United for Professional Advancement (“LUPA”) at a special recognition event, “Here’s to You,” held at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport.

Nominated by his peers, Mr. Hernandez was one of 50 recipients to receive statewide recognition for making a tremendous impact as a Connecticut professional.  Formed last year, LUPA seeks to raise the profile of the Latino business community in Connecticut while offering ways for Latino professionals to interact, provide development and support to one another, and socialize in a professional environment.  A goal of last week’s event was to showcase to businesses the powerful Latino community that exists in Connecticut and gain visibility for these key individuals.

A member of the firm’s Litigation Department, Mr. Hernandez is also chair of its White Collar, Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations Section.  Additionally, his practice includes financial restructuring; appellate; cybersecurity and infrastructure protection; municipal law and community associations.  Prior to joining Pullman & Comley in 2007, Mr. Hernandez was the Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Fairfield County office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut where he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of criminal tax fraud, white collar crime, fraud, public corruption, computer related offenses, theft of trade secrets and violent felonies.  He also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice for 16 years where he handled and supervised hundreds of cases at all phases of litigation and served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Hernandez has served for years as an instructor and lecturer in trial advocacy at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina; a guest instructor and lecturer in trial advocacy at the Quinnipiac Law School; and an instructor in trial advocacy at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 

Mr. Hernandez serves on Pullman & Comley's Diversity Committee and on the board of directors of the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.  In 2011, he was appointed by Connecticut Governor Malloy to serve as a member of the Office of Policy and Management’s Crime Lab Working Group and in 2012 received the Multicultural Leadership Award of Connecticut.  Mr. Hernandez received his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

About Pullman & Comley:

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States.  The firm’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance, government finance, environmental and land use, health care, labor, employment law and employee benefits, litigation, property valuation, real estate, regulatory, energy and telecommunications, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms.  For more information, please visit:  

About LUPA:

Sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Latinos United for Professional Advancement is a networking group focused on bringing Latino Professional from all industries together for professional advancement and social networking.  For more information on LUPA, please visit: