Victor M. Fortuno was appointed general counsel of the Legal Services Corporation in 1991 and has since been appointed to the offices of corporate secretary and vice president for legal affairs.
He served as LSC's president from January 1, 2010, to January 31, 2011, during a transition in the Corporation’s leadership.
Fortuno received his B.A. and J.D. from Columbia University and spent his first year after law school as a staff attorney with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. He 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.
In August 1983, 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.
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 Third, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits. Since 1980, he has also been a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
A native of New York City, he is married to the former Vicki Ann Clark and has five children. Among his civic activities, Fortuno has served on the boards of directors of Ayuda, Inc., the Philadelphia Health Plan and the Columbia College Alumni Association. He also was one of the founding directors and a board member of LSC's supporting foundation, Friends of Legal Services Corporation.