Ecija continues with its growth strategy reinforcing its Madrid office and expanding its services with the signing of Jorge González Cortade, State Attorney on leave of absence, who joins the firm as partner to lead the public and regulatory law area.
González Cortade, until now Director of the Legal Department of the Madrid City Council with a staff of more than eighty people, has a deep knowledge of the Spanish institutions, having held different positions within the public administration since he joined in 2011. Previously, he held the position of State Attorney in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, in the State Secretariat of Economy and Business Support of the (Ministry of Economy and Business), in the General Subdirectorate of the State Contentious Services, in the State Attorney General’s Office in Valladolid and in the State Attorney General’s Office in the Balearic Islands.
Within his extensive professional career, Jorge has been a rapporteur of the Central Administrative Court of Contractual Appeals since 2015 and a member of the Accounts Audit Committee of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing of Accounts.
He has also been coordinator of different legal assistance agreements signed by the State Attorney General’s Office with entities such as the FROB, RTVE, Hipódromo de la Zarzuela or the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, among others.
With a degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a senior leadership program for public management awarded by IESE, Jorge has also taught at various institutions, including the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Economy and Business, the Ministry of Justice, FEGA, the Center for Legal Studies and the National Institute of Statistics, and has collaborated with the University of the Balearic Islands and IE University.
Along with Jorge, two other professionals will join Ecija, who will join the new public and regulatory law team of the firm in the coming weeks.
For Alejandro Touriño, managing partner of the firm, Ecija has an active policy of attracting talent and the incorporation of Jorge González Cortade is a clear example of this: “The incorporation of Jorge to lead the Public and Regulatory Law area of the Madrid office is another step forward in our strategic commitment to multidisciplinary growth. His extensive experience in Public Administration will allow us to support our current clients in the public sector and expand our client portfolio in the public and regulatory areas”
For his part, Jorge González, said that his incorporation to the firm is an exciting challenge and a personal and professional challenge. “I feel enormously grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Ecija team and to be able to help from my experience and knowledge to consolidate the value and growth of the firm.”
With this latest move, Ecija not only adds 200 partners and more than 1000 professionals to its global structure, but also comes to expand the range of services and enhance the practice of public and regulatory law in Spain.