Javier Ortega's practice focuses on antitrust and competition law, including assisting clients in government review of mergers, antitrust litigation, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings, and counseling clients regarding antitrust issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ortega worked in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau (“NYOAG”), where he assisted in all aspects of litigation while representing the State of New York in a merger dispute. Mr. Ortega’s litigation experience includes research and drafting of dispositive motions, responding to written discovery and discovery-related motions, issuing and negotiating Rule 45 subpoenas, assisting in preparing for and taking of depositions, and assisting trial teams in all aspects of trial preparation and execution.

Additionally, Mr. Ortega also focuses on global data protection and privacy matters. He is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and counsels clients in a wide array of industries on developing compliance programs, assessing and implementing privacy regimes, and litigating data privacy claims.

Mr. Ortega maintains an active pro-bono practice primarily focused on access to education, voting rights, and issues affecting minorities.


  • Major pharmaceutical company in litigation brought by putative classes of insurance benefits providers alleging, among others, price-fixing and monopolization of branded drug.
  • Global music company in $180 million acquisition of a record label.
  • Challenge to merger between two national telecommunication providers.*

*Prior to joining Arnold & Porter.


  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2018, cum laude
  • BA, Art History and Economics, Florida State University, 2010, cum laude
  • New York
Government & Military Service
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of the Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau
  • Volunteer Attorney, New York City Bar Association's Monday Night Law
  • Spanish

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