Roman Hernandez JD '00

Román D. Hernández JD ’00


Román Hernández JD ’00 recently received the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce’s “Building Diversity” Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals in the building industry for their leadership in diversity and inclusion efforts.


Román Hernández JD ’00, managing partner of Troutman Pepper’s Portland office, was named a 2021 Oregon Building Diversity honoree by the Daily Journal of Commerce. The award celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Portland-area building industry and environment.


Román Hernández JD ’00 has been named to the Lawyers of Color Nation’s Best List in recognition of his career accomplishments and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Hernández, an employment and commercial litigation partner at the national law firm Troutman Sanders LLP, is a noted civil rights advocate and is highly involved in several diverse organizations, including the Hispanic National Bar Association.


Román D. Hernández JD ’00 received the 2018 Civil Rights Champion Award from the League of Minority Voters, a nonprofit focused on issues affecting communities of color and minorities in Oregon. Hernández, an employment and commercial litigation attorney, joined Troutman Sanders LLP in March 2018. He was the national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, president of the Portland Hispanic Chamber, first Hispanic board member of the Oregon Community Foundation, and first Hispanic board member of the Oregon Health & Sciences University. Currently, Hernández is chair of the board of directors of the Portland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.


Román D. Hernández JD ’00 was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Portland branch board of directors for 2018. Hernández has served on the board since January 1, 2013. He is a partner with K&L Gates LLP and a member of the firm’s labor, employment, and workplace safety practice group. Hernández also has an extensive commercial litigation practice representing clients in state and federal courts. He serves as chair of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Board Committee and was named the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2017 Latino Lawyer of the Year.


Román Hernández JD ’00 joined K&L Gates as partner in Portland. With a focus on employment law, labor law, and business litigation, Hernández represents employers in the defense of discrimination, unfair labor practices, harassment, and wage abuse allegations and on international matters involving multinational contracts. He also acts as lead counsel in class action disputes at the state and federal level, in addition to arguing before the National Labor Relations Board.