Damaris Hernández is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation related to securities, ERISA and antitrust, as well as shareholder demands, internal corporate investigations and government investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Hernández also devotes substantial time to pro bono work, currently representing juveniles sentenced to indeterminate life sentences with the possibility of parole in a suit seeking to reform the parole hearing process in New York, and acting as lead counsel in a lawsuit in Alabama federal court challenging Jefferson County, Alabama’s compliance with a consent decree after findings of discrimination in the hiring of firefighters and police. She is also representing sick children and their families in partnership with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Ms. Hernández serves as a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and as a mentor for students in New York University School of Law’s AnBryce Scholar program. In 2017, she was elected to serve as a member of The American Law Institute and the Litigation Advisory Board for Practical Law, and she also serves as a District Leader in New York County for the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Hernández received her A.B. degree magna cum laude in Literature from Harvard College in 2003, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2007, where she was an associate editor of the Review of Law and Social Change and an AnBryce Scholar.