Anthony J. Cortez

Anthony J. Cortez: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • 1201 K Street, Suite 1100, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Anthony Cortez is on a leave of absence.

Anthony is a regulatory attorney and business litigator with a focus on the representation of national consumer product companies and other businesses in compliance, commercial litigation, and government enforcement matters. Throughout California and nationally, Anthony advises and defends clients in legal, regulatory, and administrative proceedings involving numerous industries including food and beverage, supplement, drug, cosmetic, apparel, and industrial products, among others.

He is regularly involved in complex and high-dollar value litigation involving federal and state consumer protection and environmental laws, including CA’s Proposition 65, false adverting law, FTC regulations, and other labeling or marketing laws. He has handled matters involving the FTC, FDA, the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

Anthony also has wide-ranging experience representing government contractors at the state and federal level. He has counseled service providers, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in both state and federal court and before numerous public agencies. His experience includes representing both contractors and vendors in public contract disputes, bid protests and, when necessary, litigation.


•California regulation and compliance
•Proposition 65
•Green chemistry
•Food and beverage
•Commercial litigation
•Construction/real estate litigation
•Public contracts/government litigation
•Government Litigation

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015-2018

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Proposition 65 & Green Chemistry
  • Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916.868.0679  Phone
916.448.1709  Fax
University Attended:
California State University, Sacramento, B.A., Government, Communications
Law School Attended:
Whittier Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; 2007, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, American Diabetes Association (ADA), Sacramento Chapter
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, California Bar Association
•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, Sacramento Bar Association
•Volunteer, Moot Court Competitions

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represents numerous manufacturers, distributors, and retailers and other Fortune 500 companies in litigation involving California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act ( Prop. 65 ).; Defended international resort developer in multi-plaintiff action related to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) and California Subdivided Lands Act.; Defended national product distributor in defense of government enforcement action involving alleged violations of California's false advertising law, and Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law.; Protested a public procurement involving environmental mitigation securing favorable result for client.; Secured, as an integral part of a litigation team, a $15 million arbitration award stemming from a major public works construction dispute.; Represented a Fortune 500 company in a complex multi-party construction dispute achieving a favorable result and early dismissal.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Cortez prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Hobbies & interests:
Culinary arts

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