Joseph J. Ortego, Deputy Chairman of Nixon Peabody LLP’s Litigation Department, the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer, a partner in the firm’s New York City office and team leader of the firm’s Aviation and NP Trial® practices, has approximately thirty years of litigation and business experience.
Mr. Ortego has tried over 100 cases to verdict for major corporations ranging from automotive to chemical companies, with trial experience in the trial of aviation, medical device, pharmaceutical, toxic tort, and complex commercial matters. As an example of his trial acumen, Mr. Ortego secured a unanimous defense verdict in a Broward County, Florida, state court aviation case that was featured as #4 in CVN’s Top10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2018.
Mr. Ortego focuses in the areas of commercial disputes, toxic tort, environmental, employment, intellectual property, aviation, and product liability matters. He serves as National Trial Counsel for a number of clients who desire a consistent approach to lawsuits filed in multiple states, and represents small, mid-size, and publicly traded companies. Affiliations include: Adults and Children with Learning and Development Disabilities (ACLD), President of the Board of Trustees and Member, and ABA ABOTA Trial Academy, Director and Faculty Member. He holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A., with honors, from Syracuse University.