Victoria Ortega


Victoria Ortega represents clients in investigations and complex civil cases before federal and state courts.

Victoria has acted as lead associate on various investigations involving money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), bid-rigging, bribery, and fraud. She also represents businesses in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters.

She has successfully first-chaired and supported teams in trials, preliminary injunction hearings, and arbitrations on behalf of large corporations and individuals in state (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) and federal courts. 

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


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



  • 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


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