Mala Malhotra-Ortiz

Adjunct Professor


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Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq. (she/her) leads Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.. She is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law and Penn State, Dickinson Law where she teaches Gender/Sexuality and the Law, Counseling & Negotiations, and Mediation. Mala serves as an ADR Advisor for FEMA’s Office of Chief Counsel during national disasters. Formerly, she was the head of dispute resolution with the U.S. Air Force and a founding Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Division of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She was also an executive appointment in the U.S. Departments of Interior, Justice, and Transportation as a Presidential Management Fellow. She has owned and managed a law practice specializing in immigration litigation, small business and family law, particularly focused on providing services to immigrant and LGBTQ+ communities in Baltimore. She has settled over 800 disputes in a variety of cases, including but not limited to business, contracts, domestic, employment, environmental, estates, fiduciary duty, insurance, medical malpractice, products liability, real property, workers’ compensation and zoning. She has served as counsel in over 250 matters in both state and federal jurisdiction.

Ms. Malhotra-Ortiz is a Carey Law Alum; cum laude graduate of global economics and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park; and studied at the American School of International Business in Vevey, Switzerland and at the University of North London, U.K.. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps, Paraguay, and is fluent in English, Guarani, Hindi, Punjabi, and Spanish.