Victoria Ortega

Biography

Victoria Ortega represents clients in a variety of complex civil cases before federal and state courts. Her practice, which covers all phases of litigation from inception through appeal, spans a wide array of subject areas, including:

  • commercial litigation matters
  • government contracts
  • government investigations
  • white collar defense
  • casino and internet gaming licensing
  • insurance recovery

Victoria has successfully first-chaired trials, preliminary injunction hearings, and arbitrations on behalf of large corporations and individuals in state (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) and federal courts. She also represents corporations and financial institutions in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters.

Victoria devotes her pro bono practice to asylum applicants and has won asylum for three unaccompanied minors.

She is a member of Blank Rome’s Recruitment, Associate’s, Pro Bono, and Diversity Committees.

Victoria is a member of the Board of Latin American Montessori Bilingual Charter School in Washington, D.C., and serves on AYUDA’s Advisory Council.

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Recognitions

  • 2017–2018, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Affiliations

Professional Activities

Victoria has experience with asylum and refugee pro bono matters. She also serves as a tutor in Blank Rome’s Thurgood Marshall Tutoring Program. In 2018, Victoria received the Human Rights First “Pro Bono Star Award” for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the cases for asylum or related forms of immigration protection that she took on a pro bono basis through Human Rights First’s program.

Her other affiliations include:

  • Steering Committee Member of Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law’s Washington, D.C. Chapter
  • Board Member of Latin-American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School
  • Advisory Council Member of AYUDA in Washington, D.C.
  • HBA-DC Board of Directors
  • LCLD Pathfinder 2018

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • Virginia

Education

  • University of Illinois, BA
  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • University of Maryland, MA