BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boston law firm Anderson & Kreiger LLP announces the hiring of former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz. Widely respected among colleagues and peers throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, Ms. Ortiz will bring a wealth of insight, experience, strong relationships and new opportunities to Anderson & Kreiger’s established and growing practice.
“We’re so fortunate to have Carmen join our team,” said David Mackey, Managing Partner at Anderson & Kreiger. “I’ve long admired Carmen and am now proud to call her a colleague. Carmen is joining our firm immediately, but will also continue in her role as the Rappaport visiting professor at Boston College Law School through this semester. Carmen will begin full-time work at Anderson & Kreiger at the beginning of the year. I am confident she will immediately strengthen our ability to serve our clients, and I can’t think of a better mentor to help guide and train our younger lawyers.”
Ms. Ortiz will focus on internal investigations, corporate compliance and litigation, as well as lead the development of the firm’s white collar criminal practice. She intends to continue to serve as a leader in the women’s bar and minority legal community.
“I chose Anderson & Kreiger because of its people, culture and commitment to practicing law with the highest professional standards,” said Ms. Ortiz. “The firm is involved in interesting, high-profile work done by top-notch lawyers who believe strongly in their cases and their clients. I love practicing law, and will bring the same passion and commitment to Anderson & Kreiger’s clients that I brought in my role as U.S. Attorney. I look forward to representing the firm’s clients and working with them to navigate successfully their legal issues."
Ms. Ortiz’s legal career spans more than 30 years with service at the U.S. Department of Justice, as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County and, for the prior 7 years, as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. She has been involved in some of Massachusetts’ most high-profile cases including prosecuting both Whitey Bulger and the Boston Marathon bomber. She is widely respected for her commitment to civil liberties. She established the first Civil Rights Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office dedicated to enforcing and promoting federal civil rights, and she broadened the Office’s outreach and engagement efforts, meeting regularly with many community groups on a variety of issues to promote public safety, community policing and civil rights.
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