Victoria Mery

Background

Victoria Mery joined the firm in 2016 as an associate in the Houston office. She focuses on civil litigation, including complex commercial disputes and qui tam cases, white collar criminal defense, and pro bono criminal defense.

Victoria graduated from Harvard Law School in 2012. In law school, Victoria served on the executive board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and as an editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She was also an active member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, where she represented indigent clients in disciplinary proceedings at state prisons. After law school, Victoria served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo in the Southern District of Texas.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented privately held natural gas company in dispute between members at bench trial, avoiding $18 million damage request.
  • On team that won full acquittal for defendant NASA contractor in eight-count false statements case.
  • On team that represented vodka company to win a jury verdict on trade dress infringement claim with a nationwide injunction and disgorgement of profits.
  • Argued and defeated summary judgment in case representing family members in dispute over partnership dissolution and a valuable ranch.
  • Representing whistleblower in a False Claims Act case alleging millions of dollars of false invoices paid by the Government to defense contractors.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with High Honors

Clerkship

Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas