Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr., a founding partner at Vasquez Segarra LLP and of Counsel to the Souder, Shabazz, and Woolridge law firm, specializes in government affairs, election law, marijuana law, civil rights, complex litigation, and real estate. Renowned nationally as a civil rights lawyer, policy influencer, and democracy expert, his career prior to Vasquez Segarra LLP included:

  • Leading the Power and Democracy Program at Advancement Project in D.C. and serving as Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
  • Focusing on critical issues like voting rights.
  • The 2020 Census.
  • Criminal justice reform, including marijuana legalization.

Jorge’s media presence is extensive, featured on networks like CNN, ABC Live, NPR, and contributions to USA Today and The Hill. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and various state and local entities, using his expertise to advocate for clients’ interests effectively.

Key in his legal portfolio is his role in Cabán Gonzalez v. Moore et al., influencing Georgia’s driver’s license policies and leading an amicus brief in U.S. Department of Commerce v. State of New York, impacting the 2020 Census. His leadership in voting rights litigation under the Voting Rights Act spans several states, including Pennsylvania and New York.

As Chair of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union and a member of the American Bar Association’s Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Jorge extends his impact beyond litigation. He actively contributes to the legal community as chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Voting Rights Section and co-chair of its Afro-Latinidad in the Legal Profession.

Recognized for his contributions, Jorge was a 2020 Harvard Institute of Politics Resident Fellow and Council of Urban Professionals fellow. He has received awards, including the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Social Service Award and the New York County Lawyers Association’s Rising Star of the Bar. He holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, an LL.M. from Temple University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany.