John R. Fernandez

John R. Fernandez
Global Chief Innovation Officer, Dentons

Last Updated: 05/30/2018

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 Global 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 collaborativ

Personal Attributes and Interests

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

Current Focus

  • Firm Snapshot: Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is commit

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 Indiana

Other Boards and Organizations

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

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