Damaris Hernández is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Ms. Hernández was born in Brooklyn, New York. She 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. Ms. Hernández joined Cravath in 2007 and became a partner in 2016.
Ms. Hernández also devotes substantial time to pro bono and community work, representing sick children and their families in partnership with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She is 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. Ms. Hernández also 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.
Ms. Hernández was named to Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” list in 2017 and was recognized as a “CUP Catalyst in Law” by the Council of Urban Professionals in 2016. She was honored with the 2017 Flor de Maga award by the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the 2017 Recent Graduate Award from NYU, the 2016 Latina Trailblazer Award from LatinoJustice and the 2016 Mujeres Destacadas Award from El Diario.