Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor of Arts, 1976). Louisiana State University (Juris Doctor, 1978). New York University (Master of Laws in Taxation, 1980).
Order of the Coif.
Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Louisiana Law Review, 1977-1978.
Oreck holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, as well as a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. He became a partner in a New Orleans law firm representing the oil and gas industry. In 1992 he founded his own firm, Oreck, Crighton, Adams & Chase.
Oreck has authored several books on taxation.
He was one of the major contributors to Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008. Idriss J. Aberkane and Eirin B. Haug at East-International Relations cited Oreck as a "vanguard green diplomat" advocating noopolitik and the Blue Economy:
"Here comes green diplomacy, here comes Noopolitik, here comes Oreck"s advice of turning a significant piece of the Department of Defense"s gargantuan budget into a global investment for peace, prosperity, exemplarity and the Blue Economy rather than for destruction, just as Jimmy Carter had advised.".
New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations. Board Certified Tax Attorney, Louisiana State Bar Association Specialization Board (Taxation).