Adriano M. Hernandez ’91 was an attorney, author, and executive specializing in infrastructure and natural-resource projects in the Philippines. He passed away on April 15, 2011, at the age of 44.
Hernandez was a partner at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles in Makati City, Philippines, where he represented clients in dealings with state-owned corporations and financial institutions, and with government agencies.
Hernandez also served as assistant corporate secretary at Alcorn Gold Resources Corp., a publicly listed firm involved in oil-and-gas exploration, development, and production, as well as developing metallic and non-metallic reserves. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics from Duke University and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar during his time at the Law School.
Hernandez was the co-author of two books: Landowners’ Rights Under the Agrarian Reform Program and Philippine Admiralty and Maritime Law.