Carlos F. Ortiz is a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, where he focuses on white collar representations.  Before entering private practice, Mr. Ortiz had a distinguished prosecutorial career, most recently as Deputy and Acting Chief of the Criminal Division the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.  While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he also served in the Special Prosecution Division where he tried a number of high-profile corruption cases.  

Mr. Ortiz has received a number of notable awards, including the Department of Justice’s Special Achievement Award, the Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award, and an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and has been honored at the White House by President Bush.

Mr. Ortiz served as president of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association in 2004, and is a Co-founder and former Vice-President of the National Hispanic Prosecutor's Association.

Mr. Ortiz previously served on Governor Corzine's Homeland Security Advisory Transition Committee.