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Alejandro Agustin Ortiz

Senior Staff Attorney

American Civil Liberties Union


Alejandro Agustin Ortiz is a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program. Previously, he was a Senior Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in its Manhattan office, where he investigated and prosecuted companies and unions accused of violating workers’ free association rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Among other cases, Alejandro helped prosecute McDonald’s USA, LLC, and 29 of its franchises in a consolidated trial that was the longest in NLRB history.  Despite the serious allegations, Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar were spared from prosecution.  Alejandro clerked for Judges Christine M. Arguello and William J. Martínez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and Magistrate Judge Justo Arenas of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.  He obtained his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, where he captained a successful co-ed flag football team called The Estoppels, and his B.A. from Virginia Tech University.