Román D. Hernández Receives Boy Scouts of America Award

Mar. 26 | Portland, OR – [via Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt] Román D. Hernández, a shareholder in the Portland office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award next month from the Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States.  The Distinguished Citizen Award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in both their professional and personal lives.

“Román is an extraordinarily passionate attorney who truly devotes himself to his community service work, in addition to serving our clients’ needs,” said Mark Long, Schwabe’s managing partner.  “We are very excited for Román to receive the Distinguished Citizen Award and could not be more proud of his accomplishments.”

Hernández is a past National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), a voluntary, national membership organization which represents the interests of 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors and law students.  Currently, Hernández serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund, the HNBA’s IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.

In 2009, Hernández was recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.  In 2009 and 2010 Latino Leaders Magazine named him among its “Top 101 Latino Leaders” from across the country.  And in January of 2010, he was recognized by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber with its Outstanding Member Award for his significant contributions to the Hispanic community and commitment to civic and community involvement.  In May of 2010, Hernández joined the board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation, and currently serves on the 10-member board of directors of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a position to which he was appointed in 2006 by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.

Hernández focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, labor law, and business litigation.  He provides general employment and labor advice related to employment policies and practices to employers of all sizes, and represents firm clients in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington.  He graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, with a juris doctor degree.