Rene Ortega, Region I President

Day Pitney LLP
242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
T: 860.275.0100



Rene Alejandro Ortega is counsel in the Real Estate, Environmental, and Land Use department. Rene assists clients in matters involving complex land use, zoning, and environmental permitting and regulatory compliance issues. He also represents clients in matters concerning regulatory enforcement, environmental cost recovery, toxic tort, and land use litigation.


Boston College Law School, J.D., 2003
Yale University, M.P.H., 2000
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1996



Mr. Ortega is a Director of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, and chair of the Associates Advisory Committee of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section; the New York State Bar Association, Environmental Section; and the Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Section, where he is a member of the executive committee and co-chair of the programs committee. Outside of professional associations, Mr. Ortega is also a member of the Town of Wethersfield Economic Development and Improvement Commission, and serves on the board of directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid.


Mr. Ortega is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and New York, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

J. Corey Harris, Region I Deputy President

JC Harris PhotoProskauer Rose LLP
Boston Office
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 526-9692
Fax: (617) 526-9899

J. Corey Harris is an associate in the Corporate Department at Proskauer Rose LLP. He has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on private equity fund formations, private venture capital investment transactions, and junior capital transactions.

J. Corey received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and M.B.A. from Boston College Carroll School of Management, both in 2008. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Hampton University in 2004.

Corey is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and actively seeks to connect entrepreneurs with investors. He is actively involved in the Boston College Alumni Association and mentoring in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and Boston College Law School. His pro bono work includes, assisting entrepreneurs negotiate and structure operating agreements for their growing businesses.

Boston College Law School, J.D., 2008
Boston College, M.B.A., 2008
Hampton University, B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

Memberships and Affiliations
Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
Boston Lawyers Group, Member
Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
The Association for Corporate Growth, Member

Region III Leadership

Daniel Mateo, Region III President
ReedSmith LLP
Princeton Forrestal Village
136 Main Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08543-7839
T: 609.987.0050 | F: 609.951.0824

Carlos A. Lopez, Esq., Region III Deputy President
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey
P: 973.599.5933 | F: 973.599.597

John Rosero, Region III Deputy President
Prudential Financial, Law Department
213 Washington Street, 15th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
T: 973.802.4336 | F: 973.367.892

Region III Information

Recent news:

Oct. 28 | HBA-NJ Swears In President Daniel Mateo and 2011-2012 Officers and Trustees

Region II Leadership

Robert Maldonado, Region II President

Partner, Cooper & Dunham LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
T: (212) 278-0509
F: (212) 391-0525