Fernando R. Laguarda is Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor for Time Warner Cable. In this position, Laguarda helps Time Warner Cable develop and advance its policy positions, focusing on consumer protection, competition issues, intellectual property and telecommunications regulation. Laguarda has primary responsibility for working with nongovernmental policy stakeholders such as civil rights and human rights organizations, think tanks, foundations, academic institutions and public interest groups. He also serves as Director of the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications, which seeks to expand scholarship in fields of interest to the cable and telecommunications industries.
Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Laguarda was a partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis and at Mintz Levin. In private practice, he represented a wide range of communications, entertainment industry, health care and technology clients in proceedings before trial and appellate courts and regulatory agencies.
Laguarda received his B.A. with honors from Harvard College and his J.D. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Women Empowered Against Violence Inc., the Harvard Alumni Association, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (past Chair), the Family Online Safety Institute, the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, and on the Corporate Advisory Board of the League of United Latin American Citizens (Vice President for Policy).