Powers is pleased to announce that Fernando Montoya has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s healthcare practice.
Fernando previously worked as a Legislative and Health Policy Intern for Powers. As a Healthcare Associate for the firm, he will focus on the federal legal, regulatory and policy issues facing healthcare providers and other healthcare organizations.
Fernando received his J.D., cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2021. During law school, Fernando worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. He served as a research assistant for Professor Lindsay F. Wiley, where he focused on Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services standards concerning informed consent and end of life decision making. He also worked as a research assistant for Professor Robert Dinerstein, where he researched a variety of disability-related healthcare topics ranging from cognitive function in the digital space to genetic counseling after a Down syndrome diagnosis.
Fernando served as the Managing Editor of the American University Law Review where his article, Intergenerational Control: Why Genetic Modification of Embryos via CRISPR-Cas9 is Not a Fundamental Parental Right, was published. His coursework during law school concentrated on healthcare law and compliance, earning him a Health Care Compliance Certificate upon graduation.
Prior to law school, Fernando worked as a technical research associate for The Joint Commission. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Political Science and History.
Fernando can be reached at Fernando.Montoya@PowersLaw.com or 202-349-4244.