Victoria Ortega

Biography

Victoria Ortega's litigation practice is focused on advising clients on a wide variety of issues and advocating for them in complex business disputes, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense 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 and federal court. 

Victoria has been 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.

Victoria is experienced in traditional healthcare regulatory compliance, including fraud and abuse analysis, licensure, and reimbursement advice. She works alongside Blank Rome’s government relations professionals and other attorneys to assist clients in developing strategies to address both regulatory compliance requirements as well as public policy issues.

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, Pro Bono, and Diversity Committees.

Victoria is a Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. Board Member 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