Victoria Dorfman

Victoria Dorfman

Partner, Jones Day

Victoria Dorfman is a partner at Jones Day, where she represents clients in appellate and complex commercial litigation in U.S. courts and in international arbitration. She recently rejoined the Washington Office of Jones Day after spending 10 years in the Firm's New York Office. While in New York she litigated in courts within the Second Circuit, where she continues to represent clients. She has successfully briefed cases at all stages of litigation and argued before federal and state courts of appeals.

Victoria's areas of in-depth experience include jurisdiction and civil procedure, arbitration, bankruptcy, antitrust, and general commercial litigation. She maintains an active First Amendment Establishment and Free Exercise practice and represents religious institutions. Victoria's representations include obtaining unanimous victories in intergovernmental tax immunity and forum non conveniens cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; bankruptcy confirmations, including in appellate and Supreme Court proceedings, of Chrysler, the City of Detroit, Caesar's, Adelphia, and Relativity Media; UNCITRAL and BIT arbitrations; victories for Bayer in antitrust patent challenges to agreements regarding a blockbuster drug's production; and a damages award for Chevron against the government, including a sanction for bad faith litigation conduct.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Victoria clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Michael J. Luttig of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Victoria received her A.B. from Harvard College (cum laude) and J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where she was Articles, Books and Commentaries editor on Harvard Law Review.

Victoria is a native speaker of Russian, and is proficient in French and Portuguese. She published articles on Religion Clauses, bankruptcy, federal jurisdiction and statutory interpretation, and is a contributing author and editor of The Practitioner's Guide to Appellate Advocacy.


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