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HBA-DC Member Spotlight: Jason Ortega

Jason Ortega is a government relations professional at Lobbyit, a boutique lobbying firm situated on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Jason initially joined Lobbyit as an Intern in the fall of 2014, and though he spent the following year away from Lobbyit to serve as a Policy Assistant at Monument Advocacy, he returned to Lobbyit in 2015 to direct resource management activities and assist with client engagement. In addition to his advocacy experience, Jason practiced law with a real estate due diligence law firm in Columbia, Maryland and served as a senior aide to a candidate running for an open seat on the D.C. City Council.


Jason has risen through the ranks at Lobbyit and is now a Vice President, providing expert counsel and professional advocacy services to a diverse grouping of organizations. He is currently responsible for a broad portfolio of clients, including industry associations, institutions of higher education, and corporations, directing their government relations strategies on a range of domestic and international priorities. Working collaboratively with his clients, Jason engages our nation’s leaders in Washington to address policy shortcomings affecting his clients and their respective constituencies. His efforts have resulted in the passage of legislation and alterations to Executive Branch regulation and administrative policy and have established strong bipartisan relationships throughout Capitol Hill. In addition to his legislative and regulatory responsibilities, Jason provides a strong presence within the firm’s business operations hierarchy, working in every aspect of the firm’s management from business development activities to managing strategic partnerships.


For the past three years, Jason has been an engaged and proud member of HBA-DC. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of HBA-DC’s Legislative and Policy Issues Committee.

Jason hails from Chattanooga, TN, and earned his BS in Business from Southern Adventist University, and his JD/MBA from The Ohio State University. He currently resides in Southeast D.C. and is an avid world traveler and photographer.


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The Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC) is eager to recognize the achievements, contributions, and experiences of its membership. HBA-DC's Member Spotlight program highlights members in the legal community, their experiences, and how they have benefited from HBA-DC membership. The HBA-DC's Membership Committee will evaluate nominations for Member Spotlight according to its criteria and will identify and author the featured article with the support of the member selected for the Member Spotlight. The Member Spotlight will be published on a regular basis.


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