María Hernández is Partner of the Compliance Department at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea and Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Latin American Alliance of Eversheds Sutherland International.
She has won several awards in the legal & compliance field including being named as one of the Top 50 Inspiring Women Lawyers Spain & Portugal 2018 , The Corporate Compliance Lawyer of the Year (Spain & Portugal) at the 2014 Golden Awards Iberian Lawyer and winning the Outstanding Award as Best Business lawyer under 40 in 2011 (Awards 40 under 40).
María is President of the Compliance Section of the Madrid Bar Association and Vice President of the Association of Regulatory Compliance Professionals (CUMPLEN). In 2016, she was elected to the Women Leaders of the Americas Committee.
She is the Academic Director of the LLM Global Corporate Compliance at IE Law School in collaboration with New York University and Director of Corporate Compliance at the International Business Law LLM and the Master in Transnational Business Law at IE. María participates as a speaker in Compliance and Ethics in business at international conferences, including the European Annual Conference of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), among others. In 2016 she was invited by the Harvard Law School as a speaker at her Center on the Legal Profession. She is the author of several publications on Business Ethics & Compliance.