Victoria Oguntoye has a national practice that focuses on creatively and efficiently resolving complex commercial disputes, with a critical emphasis on achieving her client’s ultimate business goals. Consistently working with teams in different locations across the country, Victoria utilizes the firm’s full-service national platform to counsel her clients. Her extensive litigation experience allows her to provide valuable legal counsel to help businesses avoid the pitfalls that frequently lead to costly and extenuated litigation. Victoria helps clients with the initial analysis, negotiation, and, where necessary, subsequent litigation of a wide variety of complex commercial matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts in different jurisdictions. She is a part of the firm’s complex commercial and financial services litigation groups.
Her commercial litigation experience includes resolving disputes involving commercial contracts, class actions, real estate, land use, consumer protection, technology services, partnership dissolution, digital crisis issues (i.e., data breach and online defamation), and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Victoria has experience in compliance issues under various consumer protection statutes, including state Deceptive Trade Practices Acts and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
While her financial services litigation experience involves representing financial institutions in various disputes, including commercial loan defaults, commercial foreclosures, consumer banking issues, wire fraud issues, and compliance issues involving fair lending, loan origination, loan servicing, affirmative marketing practices, and regulatory matters. She frequently counsels her clients and writes about areas of regulatory scrutiny impacting financial institutions under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAP or UDAAP), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Given her litigation experience, Victoria can offer clients a strategic and customized solution to successfully resolve any dispute—whether through trial, appeals, or a negotiated settlement. Sometimes leverage may be obtained through dispositive motion practice or limited discovery to posture disputes for early resolution, and other times, through alternative dispute resolution conferences, such as mediation or arbitration. She was selected to the Rising Stars list from 2017 through 2022.
Before joining the firm, Victoria practiced as an associate attorney at a national U.S. law firm after a summer associate internship during her first and second years in law school at the same firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Victoria worked as a bankruptcy counselor—providing comprehensive financial assessments for individuals in bankruptcy and educating them on using available resources to meet their short-term priority expenses and support their long-term financial goals.
She received her law degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She was an executive board member of the University’s Moot Court Team, Black Law Students Association, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society. During law school, she also served as a teaching assistant for legal writing, legal research, and appellate advocacy.
Victoria’s sophisticated oral advocacy skills have garnered her trial practice and mediation awards. She has also presented on several topics, including shifting the costs of discovery in litigation, focusing on federal and state court treatment of electronically stored information, and ethical considerations in social media.
As a zealous supporter of pro bono legal services, Victoria has spent numerous hours providing free legal and appellate services to the underprivileged through her participation in local and statewide legal aid organizations. She worked with the Florida Capital Resource Center, where she assisted attorneys defending capital cases, and has worked on pro bono appellate cases. For her service, Victoria received the pro bono service award.
- Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers in Texas by The National Black Lawyers
- Texas Rising Stars list (2021-2023)
- Florida Rising Stars list (2017-2020)
- Florida Supreme Court Pro Bono Award (2015-2018)
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
- Coaching Circle, Group Leader (2023)
- LCLD Alumni Symposium Committee (2023)
- Pathfinder Facilitator (2022)
- Member, Technology and Connectivity Committee (2020-2021)
- Member, Advocacy Group (2022)
- Pathfinder (2018)
- 1L Scholar (2012)
- Dallas Bar Association’s 2023 Class of Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession
- Dallas Bar Association Minority Participation Committee, Member (2023)
- Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation, Board Member (2023)
- Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association (2016-2018)
- Associate, Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court (2014-2016) - Won Best Program of the Year
- Presenter, The In-House Counsel’s Arbitration Playbook: Best Practices and Current Trends (2022)
- Panel Speaker, Technically Speaking: Boomers, Xers, and Millennials - Generational Diversity and Legal Technology Competence (2017)
- Presenter, Ethical Considerations in Social Media (2015)
- Presenter, Cost-shifting in E-Discovery (2012)
- "The Evolving Landscape of Business Email Compromise Litigation — A Focus on Texas," The Texas Lawbook, 16 March 2023
- "Banks Take Notice: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Continues Regulatory Scrutiny of Fees Charged to Consumers,” The Banking Law Journal, January 2023
- "Mortgage Lenders Must Prioritize Anti-Bias Compliance," Law360, 8 December 2022
- 11th Circ. Ruling May Mark Turning Point For TCPA Litigation, Law360, September 6, 2019
- Standing in Foreclosure Cases: Still a Recurring Issue, July 28, 2016
- Amended FRCP 26(b) in Action: Trio of Recent Northern District of California Cases Address Who Has the Burden of Establishing the Proportionality Requirement, March 8, 2016