Alex CherinPartner

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    Alex heads EKA’s Transportation and Clean Tech practices, bringing with him a wealth of expertise cultivated over nearly two decades of active engagement across various echelons of both the public and private sectors. His extensive experience culminated in an executive role at the Port of Long Beach, the fifth-largest container port globally. Alex demonstrated a strategic leadership approach in this capacity, contributing significantly to the port’s operational excellence and prominence in the industry. His multifaceted background positioned him as a valuable leader in driving innovation and sustainability for clients in the transportation and clean tech area.

    While acting as the port’s managing director of trade and operations, Alex helped shape and implement some of the most cutting-edge policy initiatives in international goods movement, regional transportation, infrastructure development and clean technology. His successful development of the clean trucks program, oversight of the middle harbor redevelopment project and the Long Beach oil tax ballot initiative were transformative.

    He regularly speaks before decision-makers at all levels of the federal government, including Congress and the US Trade Representative, on competitive issues like global trade forecasts, regional infrastructure projects and pending World Trade Organization matters.

    A featured guest on CNN and Fox Business News, Alex’s insights on trade, international business and public policy have been sought after and featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.

    Before his career in public service, Alex practiced law as a senior associate at the firm of Flynn, Delich & Wise, specializing in international trade and maritime law. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and a JD from Loyola Law School.

    As the author of the occasional “Yesternow” column, Alex was awarded two “Los Angeles Press Club” Awards and was nominated in 2020 as “Journalist of the Year”. His work focused on the important confluence of Southern California history and popular culture trends.  Alex published a novel, “The Mighty 690 (Six-Ninety)”. The culmination of several years of trial and error, the book is a fictional account of an actual AM radio station contest that occurred in the summer of 1981.

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