The Hon. Luis Fortuno
The Honorable Luis Fortuno is the former Governor of Puerto Rico. He is also a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson, where he is a member of the Corporate, Securities & Finance Group and the Government Affairs and Public Policy Group. He is also involved in Steptoe's Latin American practice. In private practice, Mr. Fortuno has represented Fortune 500 companies in regulatory, financial, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters throughout Latin America. Under Mr. Fortuno's leadership as governor, between 2008 and 2012, Puerto Rico implemented the largest tax cut in the territory's history, right-sized its government, reined in deficit spending, and developed new sources of government revenue. As a result, in the last year of his term, Puerto Rico experienced economic growth for the first time in six years. Additionally, Mr. Fortuno's signature public-private partnerships law paved the way for two of the largest recent infrastructure investments in the U.S., one in Puerto Rico's highway system and the island's main international airport.