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Carlos Ortiz Joins Blank Rome as Partner

Former Federal Prosecutor and veteran Litigator, Carlos Ortiz, has joined Blank Rome as Partner in the White Collar Defense and Investigations group. He is based in the international law firm’s New York and Princeton, NJ offices.

Previously, Ortiz served for five years at the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and ten years at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Before coming over to Blank Rome, Ortiz served as Partner in the white collar and litigation practices at Edwards Wildman.

Oritz was responsible for leading a global financial investigation resulting in one of the most important DOJ successes—the breakup of a huge international network of Internet-based commercial money laundering and child pornography rings. For his role in leading this groundbreaking investigation, he was recognized by President Bush in May 2005, and received an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at a Congressional breakfast.

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Ortiz’s background as a federal prosecutor and experienced litigator makes him an expert in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); allegations of fraud against government agencies and financial institutions; securities and health care fraud; and high-risk tax controversies.

Ortiz has conducted numerous domestic and international internal investigations on behalf of companies across a range of industries and has represented corporations and individuals in connection with matters before enforcement and regulatory agencies like the U.S. DOJ, the SEC, and many State Attorney General’s Offices.

Speaking on Ortiz joining the law firm, Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner of Blank Rome said, “We are pleased to welcome Carlos to Blank Rome. He is an esteemed practitioner who has tried numerous jury trials in federal court. Carlos’ unrivaled record and impressive experience will further strengthen our White Collar Defense and Investigations group.”

Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, Ortiz earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, his LL.M., Taxation, from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law, and his B.A. from the College of William & Mary.

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