Alfred Fraijo Jr.
The son of a Mexican immigrant and the first member of his family to attend college, Alfred Fraijo Jr. has come a long way from Boyle Heights, a majority Latino working-class community in east Los Angeles. Fraijo is an equity partner in the real estate, land use, and natural resources practice group of the global law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. The youngest attorney to achieve the status of equity partner, Fraijo also is chair of the firm’s Latin America practice and a leader of its diversity and inclusion group. His clients range from private and nonprofit developers to municipalities, government organizations, and multinational corporations. Fraijo founded Leadership for Urban Renewal Network Inc., a nonprofit innovation hub for young professionals engaged in land use policy and demonstration projects to improve the quality of housing in California. He is committed to micro-entrepreneurship and is currently working to legalize mobile vending in Los Angeles. He is president of the Friends of the Hollywood Freeway Central Park, an initiative to build a mile-long (1.6 km), 38-acre (15 ha) public park over one of the busiest highways in the United States, and advises several nonprofit housing development corporations.
Mr. Fraijo is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Bar Association, the Los Angeles Bar Association, and the Mexican American Bar Association. Mr. Fraijo received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2002, where he was a full tuition scholarship recipient and member of the nationally ranked National Hispanic Moot Court Team from 2001 to 2002. In 1999, he graduated cum laude from Harvard University and received a B.A. in Government. Prior to Loyola and Harvard, Mr. Fraijo participated in an accelerated engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and traveled as a student ambassador to Japan and South Korea.