Carmen M. Ortiz

With over 30 years in the legal profession, former United States Attorney, Carmen M. Ortiz has
extensive experience as a trial lawyer, investigator and crisis manager. As the U.S. Attorney for
the District of Massachusetts from 2009 to 2017, Carmen led an office of more than 200
attorneys and support staff in Boston, Worcester and Springfield. She oversaw the investigation
and litigation of many significant and complex criminal and civil cases in matters involving
financial and securities fraud, healthcare fraud, public corruption, money laundering,
cybercrimes, national security, organized crime and violent crime. Among the many cases she
directed, she was personally involved with the high-profile prosecutions of Whitey Bulger and
the Boston Marathon bomber. Carmen also did considerable work in the healthcare fraud arena,
leading the District of Massachusetts to some of the largest civil settlements in U.S. history,
including those of healthcare giants, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Merck. Given her interest in
healthcare, Carmen served as Co-Chair of the Attorney General’s Healthcare Fraud Working
Group from 2010 through 2015. In other leadership positions within the Department of Justice,
Carmen was a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee from 2012 until 2014,
and she was also a member of the AGAC’s subcommittees on Civil Rights, White Collar Crime,
Terrorism and National Security and Cyber Crimes/Intellectual Property. Carmen was well
respected and known for collaborating with the leadership of the Department of Justice and her
colleagues from around the country on important and critical issues of the DOJ. Prior to
becoming U.S. Attorney, Carmen honed her litigation skills as both a federal and state
prosecutor, as well as a defense attorney, trying over 60 jury cases to verdict. In addition, she
participated in a number of independent investigations, including on behalf of the National
Football League, when she investigated allegations of sexual harassment made by a sportswriter
against the New England Patriots, and also on behalf of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
as a member of the team that investigated the “October Surprise,” the Congressional inquiry into
allegations that members of the 1980 Reagan-Bush presidential campaign delayed the release of
52 Americans held hostage by Iran. Carmen was also a Program Associate and Training
Coordinator at the Harvard Law School’s Center for Criminal Justice where she worked on the
Harvard/Guatemala Criminal Justice Project, collaborating with the judiciary of Guatemala and
other professionals to implement criminal justice reforms.

Carmen now focuses her practice at Anderson & Kreiger on sexual harassment investigations,
employment litigation, internal investigations, corporate compliance, civil litigation, and white
collar criminal defense.