Victoria is Co-chair of the firm’s privacy and data security team and Chair of the Latin America Desk. Although her practice focuses on privacy and information security, she also represents U.S. and foreign companies in intellectual property, business, and cross border transactions. Victoria is a frequent speaker on issues of cybersecurity and data breach response.
A native of Colombia, Victoria spent years as a public defender in Arizona first assigned to capital habeas appeals and later trying major felony cases. Prior to practicing law, Victoria was an industrial engineer in the technology and automotive sectors and a competitive figure skater. View Victoria’s bio in Spanish.
A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Victoria regularly advises clients on privacy and data security issues. Not only does she assist clients with state, federal, and international compliance, but also with preparing strategies for responding to data breaches and other security incidents. Her experience includes facilitating the resolution of cases involving ransomware, assisting multi-global companies with recovery of losses after a breach, proactively reviewing existing policies for domestic and foreign companies to minimize risk of potential litigation, and supervising the transfer of data as an asset in the enforcement of judgments. Victoria also assists clients in designing the processes to comply with and respond to enforcement actions under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Victoria’s fluency in Spanish and her education and work experience in Latin America allow her to help U.S. and foreign companies navigate through transnational disputes and issues of foreign law. Victoria has helped American companies with interests in Latin countries as well as foreign entities litigating matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Victoria is well-versed in managing a case from its beginning phases to a judgment or settlement; taking responsibility for research, motion writing, trial preparation, mediation and arbitration. Recently, she has litigated copyright infringement cases in the construction and technology sectors, data security and privacy claims in the banking sector, and breach of contract disputes in the medical and industrial sectors.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2007
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2000
United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Finalist “Cybersecurity Woman of the Year Award,” Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, 2020
“Women Welding the Way 2020 Honoree,” Women for Economic Leadership and Development, 2019
Selected to the Ohio Rising Star list by Super Lawyers®, 2018
“40 Under 40 Award,” Columbus Business First, 2017
“Top Lawyers Under 40 Award,” Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
Selected to the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission 2016 Leadership Academy
“40 Under 40 Award,” Phoenix Business Journal, 2011
“Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona,” Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 2010
“Outstanding Young Lawyer,” State Bar of Arizona, 2009
“New Attorney of the Year,” Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County, 2009
“Outstanding Volunteer Award,” Arizona Justice Project, 2007
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Hispanic National Bar Association
Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property
Columbus Bar Association
Women Lawyers of Franklin County
Women for Economic and Leadership Development
Board of Directors Member, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
Board of Trustees Member, Community Refugee and Immigration Services
Board of Directors Chair, A Kid Again – Central Ohio Chapter, 2016-2018
Incremento en ataques de ciberseguridad. Cómo prepararse y cómo responder, ISACA Congreso Costa Rica, 2020.
Privacy, Data Protection, and Contact-Tracing Apps, OneTrust DataGuidance, 2020.
Health Apps, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Women in Cybersecurity Oregon Affiliate, 2020.
Facial Recognition Technology: Facts Over Fiction, Black Women in STEM 2.0, 2020
Derechos en el Ciberespacio y Protección de Datos, Ferrere Abogados & Cámara Ecu-Británica, 2020
Returning to the office in the Covid-19 era: Privacy considerations, PrivacyRules, 2020
Privacidad en Tiempos de COVID19, Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual, 2020
Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws in the U.S., GetGlobal International Webinars, 2020
The Current Landscape of Cybersecurity and Privacy Laws, ISACA CACS Conference, 2020
Data Breaches in Latin America, Privacy + Security Forum, 2020
Fintech, the Intersection of IP, Technology and Banking, Seminario Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual en Montevideo, 2020
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Customer and Employee Data, Frost Brown Todd and 5/3 Bank, 2020
Managing Technology Vendor Relationships in the New World (Dis)Order, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Technology Summit, 2020
Keeping Up with Privacy and Data Security, Association of Corporate Counsel- Central Ohio Chapter Meeting, 2019
Privacy Laws Deep Dive, Central Ohio ISSA, 2019
Data Privacy: Good Counseling and Good Advocacy, Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act – What You Need to Know Now, ARMA Cincinnati Chapter, 2019
The Tale of Multi-Jurisdictional Privacy Laws, Privacy + Security Forum, 2019
Data Protection & Privacy, Multilaw Annual Global Meeting, 2019
Developing, Implementing, and Executing an Incident Response Plan, Northern Kentucky International Trade and Affairs, 2019
Data Protection in Latin America Webcast, PrivacyRules, 2019
Legal Landscape For Privacy and Cybersecurity, Central Ohio InfoSec Summit, 2019
Personal Data Protection – Mexican, US, and EU Considerations, The Center for American and International Law – Mexico With a New Direction, 2019
GDPR: Considerations for Editors, Counsel of Science Editors Annual Meeting, 2019
Advertising Considerations, TRAC The Racing Attorney Conference, 2019
Knowledge is Power and Portable: An In-Depth Look at the Right of Data Portability, International Privacy + Security Forum, 2019
Cyber Attacks – How Do We React, Counsel?, Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property Seminar, 2019
The Life Cycle of a Data Breach, Continuity Professionals of Central Ohio Regional Meeting, 2018
What a Business Analyst Needs to Know About Data Breaches, BA-Con 2018 and SOBARC 2019
Incident Response Tools & Tactics, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference, 2018
Webinar, Hot Topics in the US for Universities – GDPR + Brexit, 2018
Panel, GDPR is Coming! Are You Ready?, 2018
Webinar, Civil Litigation in the U.S., 2016
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July 17, 2020