Sergio is a senior executive officer, board member and trusted advisor.
Sergio has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for publicly traded medical technology companies and as a trusted advisor to privately held technology companies and their boards of directors. Sergio has also served as a partner and leader at international law firms, Fenwick & West LLP and ReedSmith LLP, where he advised technology businesses and investors on structuring and negotiating a broad range of strategic transactions, including M&A, technology transactions and patent licensing agreements.
Along with his career as a general counsel and law firm leader, Sergio has worked to advance equity and to promote civil rights through pro bono legal service and dedicated service on nonprofit boards, including the board of directors for Public Advocates, the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, California Bar Foundation, Bar Association of San Francisco, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Centro Legal de la Raza.
A hallmark of Sergio’s leadership has been his deep commitment to diversity, including developing strategies and programs for increasing the number of attorneys of color at major law firms. Sergio has been recognized for his leadership in the legal profession and the business community, including receiving the prestigious Maestro Award for Leadership by Latino Leaders Magazine, the Pro Bono Legal Services Award by MALDEF and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.
Sergio is a native of Los Angeles. Sergio received his JD from Berkeley Law School and his BA from Stanford University in International Relations. Sergio was a Fulbright Scholar, with a focus on teaching and research in the areas of comparative constitutional law and antitrust law.