Carmen M. Ortiz
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
THE HONORABLE CARMEN M. ORTIZ is United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts for the Department of Justice. She has dedicated much of her professional career to public service. Nominated by President Barack Obama as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. She is the first Hispanic and the first woman to represent Massachusetts as United States Attorney. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz supervises the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters, in which the federal government has an interest. Currently, Ms. Ortiz is the Chair of the Attorney General’s Healthcare Fraud Working Group and served from 2012 until January 2014 on Attorney General Eric Holder’s Advisory Committee. Ms. Ortiz has received numerous awards for her commitment to public service including Bostonian of the Year in 2012 from the Boston Globe and Latina of the Year in 2012 from El Mundo Newspaper. She earned her law degree from George Washington University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in New York.