José David Ortiz-Custodio

Director

Director

Jose David Ortiz - PBP Law
PBP Law

José David Ortiz-Custodio

Director

Dispute Resolution, Education

José David is a constitutional law expert. He has represented clients in some of the most significant constitutional cases in Ecuador

Experience

José David leads the firm’s constitutional practice. He specializes in advocating for clients in complex constitutional, administrative, commercial and civil litigation cases. He has represented clients at the Constitutional Court of Ecuador in proceedings at the Reconsideration Division, public unconstitutionality actions, actions to enforce constitutional rights and actions for failure to comply with judgments. He has also represented clients in courts and tribunals across the country in actions to enforce constitutional rights, provisional remedies, habeas data and access to public information.

José David has successfully defended clients in some of the most significant constitutional cases in Ecuador, including defending media companies in freedom of speech disputes; private health insurance companies in disputes for health and social security rights; pharmaceutical companies in cases regarding access to medicine; clinics and hospitals in disputes concerning the availability of health services; and financial institutions in litigation concerning the rights to freedom of enterprise and freedom of association. He is experienced in complex litigation relating to rights to equality, freedom of religion and due process.

José David also has significant dispute resolution experience in the construction, mining, port and airport, press, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, health, private health insurance, food & beverage, and education sectors.

Recognitions

Professional Background

  • Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (2010 – present)
  • Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (2011 – 2016)
  • Associate Professor of General Theory of the State and Society, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (2014 – 2016)
  • Professor of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Master of Laws with a minor in Constitutional, Human and Environmental Rights, Universidad de los Hemisferios, Quito, Ecuador (2019)
  • Professor of Constitutional Procedure, Master of Laws with a minor in Constitutional, Human and Environmental Rights, Universidad de los Hemisferios, Quito, Ecuador (2020 – present)
  • Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad de los Hemisferios, Quito, Ecuador (2021 – present)

Education

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (Lawyer, 2010)
  • Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador (Advanced Specialization in Constitutional Law, 2011)
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Business and Law Certificate, 2014)
  • University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Master’s Degree in Law, LLM, 2014)

Languages

Spanish, English

Admissions

Ecuador

Memberships

  • Ecuador Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Ibero-American Institute of Constitutional Law, Ecuador Chapter

Publications

PBP Insights – José David Ortiz-Custodio

AutoresAndrés BrownBelén JaramilloJosé OrtizMaría AillónNicolás Maldonado
January 4, 2021

Five New Directors at PBP

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) has appointed five new directors: Andrés Brown (Corporate and M&A), Belén Jaramillo (Labor), David Ortiz (Dispute Resolution), María Isabel Aillón (Mining) and Nicolás Maldonado (Tax…
PBP Law Javier SalvadorJosé Ortiz
October 16, 2018

WEBINAR PBP | El despido discriminatorio en la ley ecuatoriana

El despido discriminatorio en la ley ecuatoriana   Tratamiento del despido por enfermedad catastrófica. Tratamiento del despido por “categorías sospechosas”. Qué ha dicho la Corte Constitucional sobre la discriminación en…
Slider PBP Law José Ortiz
October 31, 2014

Freedom of Speech – Part III: Personal autonomy

We continue our series on freedom of speech. 3. Personal Autonomy. On the basis of the personal autonomy theory, individuals cannot be forced to communicate or not communicate, to believe…
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