A Conversation with Agustin D. Orozco, Partner – Crowell & Moring, LLP, and Board Member – For People of Color, Inc.

Mr. Agustin D. Orozco attended an FPOC admissions conference while he was an undergraduate student and assisted us in organizing our events at Loyola Law School. He is well-regarded for his active involvement in assisting current law students.  La Raza de Loyola Law School’s 2014 graduating class honored Agustin for his ongoing support.

Agustin is the son of Mexican immigrants and is the first in his family to go to law school. As such, Agustin puts great value on giving back to the community. He is involved in various pipeline and mentoring programs, where he provides guidance to high school students in their pursuit of undergraduate and graduate degrees. He also has an active pro bono practice. As part of these efforts, he has helped obtain asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for unaccompanied minors.

Agustin is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Government Contracts groups. As a former federal prosecutor, Agustin is a skilled trial lawyer focused on directing complex white collar cases and investigations, handling contentious and sophisticated pretrial litigation, and successfully proving highly difficult cases at trial. Agustin’s background as a federal prosecutor and government contracts attorney leaves him uniquely situated to help clients where government contracts and white collar intersect.

Agustin represents clients in criminal and civil government investigations and enforcement actions. He also represents and counsels clients on matters involving federal, state, and local government contracts. Agustin has litigated civil False Claims Act (FCA) matters and other government contracts issues, such as disputes, claims, and terminations. He is also experienced in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including conducting investigations abroad and counseling clients on compliance issues.

Prior to rejoining the firm as a partner, Agustin was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Public Corruption & Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. While serving in this role, Agustin represented the United States in criminal investigations, prosecutions, and/or appeals of public corruption, bribery (both domestic and abroad), conflicts of interest, honest services fraud, procurement fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, tax, and civil rights crimes. He worked on hundreds of criminal cases, served as lead counsel in six federal trials, examined dozens of witnesses on direct and cross-examination and delivering opening and closing arguments, and briefed and argued multiple cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Agustin was an extern for the Honorable Barry Russell at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California. Agustin also interned at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles while still attending law school. During law school, Agustin served as the co-chair of La Raza de Loyola and as chief justice of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board.

Agustin is active in the community and serves as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission of the State Bar of California, on the steering committee of Just the Beginning—Los Angeles, and as a board member in For People of Color, Inc. He previously served on Project LEAD, were he helped teach elementary school children about the criminal justice system, and as vice chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Diversity in the Profession Committee. He was selected to the Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in 2016. He is also a member of the National Contract Management Association.

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When: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PST)

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A Conversation with Willie D. Brown, Jr., Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary – San Jose Water, and Founding Board Member – For People of Color, Inc.

Willie D. Brown, Jr. is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the San Jose Water Company. His practice focuses on general corporate matters, corporate finance, regulatory compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to attending law school, Willie served with the United States Air Force, was employed as a financial analyst with Applied Materials, Inc., and worked as a cost accountant with IBM. During law school, he served as an extern for the Honorable Anthony W. Ishi, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and authored the note, “The Forgotten Type of Capital: Addressing the Social Capital Deficiency in the Inner City,” Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, Vol. 11, Nov. 3, 2004.

Willie is the first lawyer in his family and obtained his juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center where he served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a Senator in student government. He also attended Mission Community College located in Santa Clara, California, where he served as a Student Trustee.

Willie was raised in Hanford, California, and is the proud son of a Filipina mother and African-American father.

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When: Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PST)

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