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“His white-collar defense practice demonstrates strength in a range of criminal tax proceedings and investigations, for which he has developed a leading reputation. He is described as ‘the dean of the tax defense practice area – he’s the go-to guy.’”

— Chambers USA

A seasoned trial attorney, recognized by Law360 as a “Legal Lion of the Week” and by AmLaw’s Litigation Daily as a “Litigator of the Week,” Carlos Ortiz focuses his practice on high-risk tax controversies, anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Foreign Extortion Protection Act (FEPA)), offshore tax issues, anti-money laundering, e-commerce fraud and healthcare fraud, as well as allegations of fraud against government agencies and financial institutions. He has extensive experience representing U.S.- and foreign-based corporations and individuals in the pharmaceutical, financial services, healthcare, aerospace, energy and telecommunications industries in connection with matters before enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various state attorneys general. Over his career in private practice, he has secured the declination of criminal charges for corporate and individual clients. On several occasions, he has prevented the referral of charges for the target of criminal tax investigations.

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