Victoria J. Lee, a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, focuses her practice on complex civil and criminal government and internal investigations, and other enforcement matters. She has represented global companies and financial institutions in investigations before the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York State Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) and international regulatory agencies. Ms. Lee has experience on matters related to securities fraud, insider trading, money laundering and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) across South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Lee also has experience with conducting sensitive anti-discrimination investigations involving allegations of racial and gender discrimination, and assessing company culture. 

Pro Bono

Ms. Lee maintains an active pro bono practice. She has provided counsel to nonprofit organizations on matters involving international law, election law and anti-discrimination. She worked with a team to obtain a million-dollar settlement of a civil litigation involving alleged violations of the First Amendment.

Past Experience 

Ms. Lee served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard M. Berman of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Lee was a legal intern in the Office of the President at The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and in the Antitrust Division of the DOJ in Washington DC. 

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Lee served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia, and later worked with The William J. Clinton Foundation's Health Access Initiative in Jakarta, which partners with the Sub-directorate of AIDS in the Indonesian Ministry of Health to scale-up access to antiretrovirals in Indonesia.


  • Ms. Lee’s recent criminal, regulatory and internal investigations experience includes:

    • Represented an aviation company in investigations by the New York Attorney General’s Office and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey into allegations of bribery and corruption.
    • Represented a major financial services company in an SEC investigation involving alleged violations of securities laws.
    • Conducted multiple FCPA investigations for multinational technology and communications companies involving conduct in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
    • Conducted a global due diligence review of third parties in North and South America in connection with a criminal investigation of a large defense contractor and manufacturer by the DOJ and the UK Serious Fraud Office.
    • Represented a global financial services company in an SEC investigation involving allegations of insider trading.


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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2011

      Senior Submissions and Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, Certificate of Specialization in International Law
    • MA, Yale University, 2009

    • BA, History and Sociology, Dartmouth College, 2005

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Massachusetts

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Richard M. Berman, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014 - 2015