Diego Ortega helps clients achieve favorable outcomes in international trade and national security matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and import compliance. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other cross-border transactions and compliance initiatives in diverse industries, including aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, energy, logistics, and advanced manufacturing.
Diego assists clients in complying with laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He advises clients on determining and obtaining licenses, implementing compliance policies and procedures, conducting internal investigations, and preparing disclosures to relevant government agencies. Diego also counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and foreign investment matters, including reviews before CFIUS.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Diego was an associate at an international law firm in their international trade and national security group.
- Howard University (J.D. 2014; Senior Articles Editor, Howard Law Journal); University of Virginia (B.A. 2008)
- District of Columbia and Virginia