Mr. Ortega presently practices primarily in the area of complex commercial litigation. In addition, he has experience in general tort and product liability defense, civil rights defense, employment litigation, insurance coverage litigation and the defense of complex environmental litigation, both civil and criminal. Mr. Ortega also has broad experience in the handling of complex white collar criminal litigation.
A.B., Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
Mr. Ortega has broad and varied experience representing major corporate clients such as:
Southern Union Company
El Paso Natural Gas Company
Halliburton Services, Inc.
Arvin Industries, Inc.
Honeywell International, Inc.
Ideal Basic Industries, Inc. (now Holnam Inc.)
Figgie International, Inc.
Bank of America
Professional Memberships and Activities
State Bar of New Mexico, Antitrust and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association
Former Member of the New Mexico Supreme Court Standing Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure
Chairman of Federal Magistrate Selection Panel from inception until 1994
Member, American Law Institute
United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, 1969-1978
Assistant District Attorney, Second Judicial District, State of New Mexico 1959-1960
New Mexico Constitutional Revision Commission, 1968-1969
National Association of Former United States Attorneys (Founding Member)
Member, 1973-1978 and Chairman, 1977-1978 Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys
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