Fernando Montoya is an Associate in the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville healthcare practice group.

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, double majoring in Political Science and History.

Fernando joined Powers in November 2021, after working as a Legislative and Health Policy Intern for the firm.

Practice Areas


J.D., cum laude, American University, 2021

B.S., Illinois State University, 2014

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia


Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones To Watch 2024, Health Care Law

Memberships & Activities

American Health Law Association

Hispanic National Bar Association