Bruno Ortega-Toledo handles the day-to-day operations of the office, including talking to clients, following leads, and drafting case investigations that are posted on the firm’s blog and social media. Mr. Ortega’s first experience in the law field was as a Legal Assistant with Hogar Immigrant Services, a Virginia non-profit that offers ESOL classes, citizenship assistance, and immigration legal assistance. Providing paralegal services at Hogar’s monthly citizenship workshops put Mr. Ortega in touch with the aspirations and struggles of the local Hispanic community and motivated him to further involve himself in the study of law.
Mr. Ortega graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University in 2016 (B.A. with honors in Global Affairs with a Concentration in Global Governance). While a student, he was elected the Administration Officer of Agora, a student-run conflict resolution club that facilitated group discussions on a number of difficult cultural and societal topics; researched and completed an independent thesis entitled Poor, Dirty, and Weak: Poverty Levels and Support for Global Environment Norms in Developing Nations; and earned the Peter N. Stearns Award for Global Citizenship. Following graduation, Mr. Ortega spent a year in China as an English teacher at Nanjing Foreign Language School. He plans to attend law school.
- George Mason University, B.A. 2016
- Northern Virginia Community College, A.A. 2014
- Global Politics Fellow: Outstanding Fellow Award, GMU 2015
- Peter N. Stearns Award for Global Citizenship, GMU 2016