Fernando Bohorquez handles business and commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes and white collar investigations. Fernando has represented various corporate and institutional clients, including media and telecommunications companies, health and beauty care industry corporations, pharmaceutical companies and other businesses. He also advises startup and digital media companies regarding intellectual property, social media and internet liability issues.
He has deep knowledge and experience with all procedural phases of civil litigation, from pre-trial litigation—in particular e-discovery—to mediation, arbitration, trial and appeals. He manages and leads complex commercial and intellectual property litigation teams including contract, partnership, and fiduciary duty disputes, business tort litigations, false advertising, unfair competition and deceptive practice cases. Currently, Fernando leads various litigation teams on behalf of the SIPA Trustee in Securities Investor Protection Corporation v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He has represented and counseled individuals, former corporate executives and non-profit board members in state and federal regulatory and criminal investigations and former government officials in Bivens actions, including in the landmark Supreme Court case Iqbal v. Ashcroft.
Prior to joining the firm, Fernando clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before clerking, Fernando was a fellow at the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center where he represented various civil rights and consumer rights groups before the FCC, FTC and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on public interest media law issues.
Fernando is an active member of the legal and non-profit community. He has represented immigrants pro-bono through the NY City Bar and organized Spanish-speaking attorneys to volunteer for deferred action relief and Latino voter protection efforts nationwide. Fernando has held and continues to hold leadership positions in various civic organizations, including:
Fernando is a frequent speaker on panels concerning electronic discovery and law firm diversity initiatives and has published articles on electronic discovery. He is a contributor to the firm’s Data Privacy Monitor and IP Intelligence blogs.
Fernando’s publications include:
Fernando is conversant in Spanish.
12/6/2013 - New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio Names Fernando A. Bohorquez Jr. to Inaugural Committee
9/30/2013 - Bohorquez and Pate Discuss Areas of Law Affecting User Generated Content in Social Media and Online Marketing; Final Blog Post in Four-Part Series
9/11/2013 - Bohorquez and Pate Provide Tips for Use of Third-Party Content in Social Media Marketing; Third Blog Post in Four-Part Series