Victor M Fortuno was appointed General Counsel of Legal Services Corporation in 1991 and has since been appointed to the offices of Corporate Secretary and Vice President for Legal Affairs.
In August 1983, Mr. Fortuno joined LSC as an attorney in its Office of Compliance and Review. During his LSC tenure, he has also served as Acting Director of Compliance and Review, Assistant General Counsel, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel.
Mr. Fortuno received his B.A. in economics and his J.D. from Columbia University. He spent his first year after law school as a staff attorney with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia and then served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of Philadelphia. His work in the District Attorney's Office included assignments to its Trial and Appellate Divisions and its Organized Crime Unit.
Mr. Fortuno is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, and he is a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Arizona, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th and D.C. Circuits. Since 1980, he also has been a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.