Atanasio Fernandez - Associate

Atanasio “Tacho” Fernandez began his career in New York City, focusing on sophisticated commercial matters with English and Spanish-speaking clients of all sizes, from individuals to multi-national corporations. Born in Mexico, he immigrated to El Paso, Texas, at a young age and later attended Texas A&M University, where he served as the Memorial Student Center’s Vice President of Services and Facilities and as a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Fernandez then transitioned to Virginia for law school, attending Washington & Lee University School of Law. During this time, he spent a summer clerking in Houston at the First Court of Appeals of Texas. He also received experience abroad, presenting at a United Nation’s conference for the Office of Drugs and Crime expert workshop in Tirana, Albania, in relation to the UN Convention against Corruption.

Presently, Mr. Fernandez handles complex, high profile commercial litigations across multiple different industries, guiding his clients through each phase of the litigation process. Where possible, Mr. Fernandez assists clients in resolving disputes before litigation to avoid needless legal expenses.

In addition to marshaling clients through their commercial disputes, Mr. Fernandez helps clients navigate the negotiation and execution of various commercial agreements, including those for financing, supply and distribution, and professional services.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (pending)
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 2017 – Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • 2014 – Texas A&M University, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science.

Mr. Fernandez was Lead Articles Editor on the international law journal, the German Law Journal, and served as an assistant coach of W&L University’s undergraduate mock trial team.

  • Vice Chair for Region II (New York City) of the Hispanic National Bar Association (2018–2020)
  • Member of New York City Bar Association’s Energy Committee (2017–2019)
  • Member of ABA’s Renewable, Alternative, and Distributive Energy Resources Committee (2020–2021)
  • Member of Regnum Christi (2020–2021)