FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2021
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) congratulates its Executive Board Member and Membership Secretary, Jessica Ortiz, on her appointment as Deputy Inspector General and Director of Investigations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. About Ms. Ortiz’s appointment, HBA-NJ President, Reynold Lambert, said: “We are so excited that Jessica was chosen for this incredibly important position. As Deputy Inspector General and Director of Investigations, she will be charged with investigating fraud and corruption within the Port Authority. This is one of the top positions within the agency, and Jessica is perfect for the job. She will excel in her new role and do it with honor and distinction. She is an all-star lawyer and decorated member of the Hispanic legal community. She has been an invaluable member of the HBA-NJ’s leadership team, and will bring those same leadership skills to her new position. We congratulate Jessica and look forward to her continued successes.”
Ms. Ortiz will join the Port Authority after 15 years of working as a gifted litigator and federal prosecutor. As a partner at MoloLamken LLP, Jessica focused on white collar crimes, government investigations, regulatory matters, and complex commercial litigation. Before becoming partner at MoloLamken, Ms. Ortiz worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She was lead counsel in numerous jury trials and served as co-chief of the Narcotics Unit, managing more than 40 federal prosecutors. Prior to becoming a star prosecutor and litigator, Ms. Ortiz clerked for the Honorable Julio Fuentes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School.
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101