Lecturer in Law
Victoria A. Cundiff is a partner at Paul Hastings, LLP resident in New York. She leads the Firm’s nationally ranked trade secrets litigation practice. She works with clients in a wide variety of industries to protect and obtain value from their intellectual property and to defend against claims of encroachment. She has litigated trade secrets, intellectual property ownership, copyright, licensing, patent and other intellectual property and commercial disputes in state and Federal courts throughout the United States and before a variety of arbitration and mediation tribunals. Ms. Cundiff’s articles on intellectual property issues have appeared in publications including the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal; IDEA ®: The Intellectual Property Law Review; The New York Business Law Journal; The Computer Lawyer; The New York Law Journal; The Employee Relations Law Journal and a variety of course handbooks published by the Practising Law Institute. She is a frequent speaker on the implications of recent IP developments. She has been quoted on best practices in a variety of legal and industry publications and has served as an instructor in programs sponsored by the USPTO on trade secrets law and practice for, among others, representatives of a variety of US trading partners. She has contributed to amicus curiae briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court on copyright and intellectual property licensing issues.
Ms. Cundiff has served as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, teaching intellectual property law.
Ms. Cundiff is a Member of the American Law Institute, serving as an Adviser on the Restatement, Third, Conflict of Laws. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s 2000 member Intellectual Property Section and is the past Chair of that section. She chairs the Trade Secrets Litigation Sub-Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She was an invited civilian guest at the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar. She has completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Teacher Training Program and the CPR Institute’s Mediator Training Program. She is a fellow of the New York and American Bar Foundations and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers; Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer, Trade Secrets, Nationally); and New York Super Lawyers (which has frequently named her one of the New York Metro Area’s top 50 women attorneys), among other directories.
Ms. Cundiff received her B.A. degree from the University of Denver, where she was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar, and her J.D. degree from Yale Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, Colorado, the District of Columbia, various Federal District and Circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court. She is on the advisory board of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. She was a founding member of the Print Club of the City of New York and serves as Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the United States Senate Youth Program Alumni Association and a member of the board of the York Theatre Company in New York, which is dedicated to providing support for musical theatre and theatre education.