Robert A. Ortiz, Jr., the former New Jersey Republican State Committee Finance Chairman, joined the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader as Partner in April 2009. Rob works with the corporate and governmental affairs departments. His law practice is concentrated principally in the corporate area, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, partnership formations and business start-ups. He has also been involved in representing companies and organizations of all sizes in governmental affairs.
The New Jersey Law Journal recently selected Rob to its 2008 list of "40 under 40". According to the Law Journal's publisher, the 40 lawyers on the list are people under the age of 40 who are "worth watching not only for what they have achieved so far in their careers but more so for the potential they show to be among the leaders of the New Jersey bar in the next decade."
Rob is the former Chairman of the Bergen County Republican Organization. He is currently a Visiting Associate to the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Rob is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Boy Scouts of America, Northern New Jersey Council. Rob is also a member of the National Hispanic Advisory Committee to the Republican National Committee. He also served as Corporate Counsel for the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey from 2004 to 2006.
Rob is a former member to the Board of Directors of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides financial assistance to post-graduate students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and financial need and are pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
Prior to joining Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader, Rob was Counsel at Porzio Bromberg & Newman in Morristown, NJ. He was also formerly Of Counsel at Beattie Padovano in Montvale, NJ and Partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Wisler in Teaneck, NJ.
Rob's professional memberships include the Bergen County Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish.
Rob received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law 1997. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.