Fernando Verdin focuses his practice on energy, administrative law, and anti-money laundering, advising clients on the intersection between the private aspects of a business matter with public sector regulations.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Fernando was an advisor to the Mexican federal fiscal deputy attorney for financial affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MoF) and a director of electrical regulation at the Energy Regulatory Commission. During this time he participated in the mutual evaluation report (MER) conducted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to Mexico regarding money laundering prevention. He also participated in the review and preparation of the general administrative provisions for the operation of the Certificate Management System and Compliance with Clean Energy Obligations, the methodology used to determine the calculation and adjustment of the final tariffs, as well as the operating rates, which are applied to the Federal Electric Commission's subsidiary productive company, CFE, which is the supplier of basic services. In addition, he worked on the agreement between the companies participating in the open season for reserves process, the transmission capacity, and transformation of electric power for development in the state of Tamaulipas.
Fernando also participates in Jones Day's pro bono projects assisting nonprofit organizations and immigrants with their legal needs.
- Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas (Postgraduate Diploma in Regulation 2017); University of California, Berkeley (Postgraduate Diploma in Fundamentals of U.S. Law 2014); Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (J.D. 2011)
- Director of Electrical Regulation, Energy Regulatory Commission (2016-2018); Advisor to the Federal Fiscal Deputy Attorney for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (2015-2016)
- Spanish and English