Victoria is a partner in Reed Smith's Financial Industry Group. Victoria has a nationwide practice representing financial services institutions and other corporate and individual clients in high-stakes civil litigation and government enforcement matters. Victoria represents clients in a broad range of cases before state and federal courts, including those involving lending, loan servicing, and securitization practices, insurance, securities sales, corporate fiduciary duties, and other business litigation matters. Victoria also has extensive experience with litigation relating to distressed and failed banks. Victoria’s client representations frequently involve concurrent government enforcement and civil litigation, congressional investigations, and/or multiple class actions.
In the enforcement arena, Victoria represents companies and executives in investigations and actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, federal bank regulators, state attorneys general, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Victoria also has significant experience handling maritime law matters relating to ocean shipping, including cargo and casualty litigation and arbitration, Shipping Act litigation, vessel chartering and financing, marine insurance disputes, and representation of maritime clients before the Federal Maritime Commission and other agencies. She is a graduate of Tulane Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review and specialized in admiralty and maritime law.
Before becoming a lawyer, Victoria was a fashion designer for several years in Paris and London.