John R. Fernandez

John R. Fernandez
US Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Dentons

Last Updated: 11/11/2017

Executive Summary

Taking bold action and disrupting the status quo to drive strategic innovation have defined Fernandez's career as a senior leader in government, the private sector and now as US Chief Innovation Officer and Partner for Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. He is also the Global Chair of NextLaw Labs, a global collaborative i

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • While attending Indiana University Bloomington, Fernandez was the a member of Dean’s Student Advisory Council, University Judicial Affairs Commission, and Chairman of Off-Campus Student Union.
  • He completed his Summer L

Current Focus

  • Responsibilities: As U.S. Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Fernandez collaborates with Dentons’ lawyers and professionals to drive the firm's innovation portfolio, including process, product and busine

Biographical Highlights

  • Fernandez earned a BS degree in policy administration, public personnel and labor relations in 1985 and a Master of Public Administration degree in urban management in 1989 both from School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Ind

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Bloomington Common Council, City of Bloomington
  • Former President, Bloomington Common Council, City of Bloomington

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