Nicholas Ortiz is a partner in the Firm's Miami office. Nick's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and health care litigation. He represents businesses and individuals in high stakes lawsuits/appeals, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Sherman Act, fraud, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, and class actions.
In addition, Nick has extensive experience representing hospitals and other healthcare providers in a range of litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters as both outside and in-house counsel. A significant portion of his practice includes the representation of large healthcare systems and providers in managed care disputes with payers, both in court and arbitration. He has successfully obtained recoveries on behalf of providers from large health insurers for nonpayment and underpayment of claims in both contractual and out-of-network contexts. Nick’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating managed care agreements.
Nick recently served as Senior Associate General Counsel of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public hospital systems in the country, where, among other roles, he was Broward Health’s primary managed care attorney. Nick previously worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Washington, DC, where his practice focused on antitrust litigation, class actions, and DOJ criminal investigations.
Following law school, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, he served as an extern to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Nick earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Economics and History.