Richard S. Ortiz focuses his practice on securities litigation.
Prior to joining Pomerantz, Mr. Ortiz worked as an Attorney Consultant in the Legal and Compliance Department of the asset management business of BNP Paribas. While there, he focused on identifying legal and compliance risks within BNPP IP North America and ensured that such risks were effectively mitigated with appropriate controls.
Mr. Ortiz received a Bachelors of Arts in English in 1998 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his Masters of Law in Financial Services Law from New York Law School, with a thesis on the cross-border application of Dodd-Frank and the external and internal business conduct rules for SWAP dealers and major SWAP participants. Mr. Ortiz received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Buffalo Law School, with honors in American Jurisprudence; Environmental Law and Technology; and Future Interests. He also received the Kenneth A. Gomez Memorial Award, which is presented to the law student who contributed most to the goals of equality and justice for all minorities. Mr. Ortiz was a Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Semifinalist; was on the staff of the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal; and was an active contributor for Legal Services for the Elderly of Western New York.
Mr. Ortiz is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Ortiz is bilingual in English and Spanish.