William Hernandez

William Hernandez

Continuing Lecturer

SB1 4402



JD, Georgetown University Law Center
MA in Spanish, UC Irvine
BA in Political Science, UC Irvine

Mr. William Hernández has a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C., and a Masters Degree in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Hernández is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Leadership at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. He also consults in the areas of international management, international business development, international negotiations and organizational development. Over the past 21 years, he has worked with several multinational corporations, including: Boeing, Conexant, Fluor Daniel, Banco Santander, Wal-Mart, Dupont, MicroAge International, and McDonnell Douglas. His projects range from highly sensitive international transactional negotiations to multibillion-dollar energy projects on three continents. Hernández designs and implements turnkey international divisions for companies seeking to expand internationally. His specific areas of expertise include strategic alliances, joint ventures, international team development and overall international expansion strategy. 

Hernández has taught or is presently teaching at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business and the Instituto de la Empresa (IE) School of Law in Madrid, Spain. His courses include Advanced Negotiations, International Business Negotiations, International Trade Regulation and the WTO, International Expansion and International Marketing. In addition to teaching, Hernández also was the founding Director of the Asturias Business School, a joint venture between the Spanish government and California State University, San Francisco. As a result of his efforts, a degree from ABS is recognized in the U.S. and Europe. Recently, Hernández was named an international expert by the United Nations Development Program in Cuba in the area of Foreign Investment Negotiations.

Additionally, Hernández is on the Board of Directors of various international and charitable organizations. He has led various trade delegations in California and abroad, including Spain, Italy, Korea, Argentina, and Japan, which have resulted in current ongoing trade and business relations.