Victoria J. Lee


Lee, Victoria J.

Victoria Lee's practice focuses on federal government and internal investigations, and complex civil and criminal litigation. She has represented multi-national companies and financial institutions in criminal and civil investigations before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other US and international agencies. She has experience in matters related to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) across Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, the implementation of effective anti-corruption programs, and insider trading.

Ms. Lee maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included First Amendment rights, election law, and providing pro bono counsel to nonprofit organizations regarding international law matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Lee served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She completed internships with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and with Judge Patrick Robinson in the Office of the President at The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. Ms. Lee also worked at Children's Rights, where she assisted with class action institutional reform lawsuits.

Prior to her legal education, Ms. Lee served as a Fulbright Fellow in East Java, Indonesia. She 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.

Publications & News


January 12, 2018

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2017 Developments and Predictions for 2018

This past year, which marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA"), demonstrated that the FCPA continues to be a powerful tool in combating corruption abroad and encouraging compliance at global companies.

February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

February 5, 2014

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2013 Developments and Predictions for 2014

The year 2013 witnessed several notable developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In 'Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2013 Developments and Predictions for 2014', WilmerHale Partners Roger M. Witten, Kimberly A. Parker, Jay Holtmeier and Erin G.H. Sloane discuss notable trends and developments in 2013 corporate settlements and individual prosecutions, key FCPA legal developments, notable collateral litigation developments, and significant developments in international anti-corruption law.

Speaking Engagements

November 6, 2017

NYU Law WoCC Women in Litigation Panel

New York, New York

March 23, 2016

NYU Law WoCC Women in Litigation Panel

New York, New York


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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, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2005

Bar Admissions

New York



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

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