New York State
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001
Harvard University, A.B. (B.A.), cum laude, 1997
Harvard Law School Women's Alliance of NYC, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association (NYLCA), Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Victoria Kennedy's practice includes commercial insurance litigation, intellectual property disputes, employment discrimination, securities defense, and government regulatory compliance. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, condo boards and owners, small businesses, franchises, and national banks.
Prior to joining French & Casey, Victoria served as Vice President and Senior Trial Counsel for Fidelity National Title Insurance, where she successfully defended national banks and private lenders in real estate disputes as well as representing individuals in real estate inheritance and probate contests.
Victoria began her career with Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP defending public banks and companies including UBS f/k/a UBS Painewebber and The New York Times against securities class actions and antitrust claims. In 2004, she joined the flagship New York office of international law firm, White & Case LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation in addition to representing national and global companies in connection with investigations by federal regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2007-2008 Victoria took a short hiatus from New York to spend a year in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana serving as Special Counsel to Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, LLP. There, she advised the City of New Orleans on municipal bonds and CDS litigation against a New York-based insurer, while representing local condo and co-op boards in D&O and liability insurance disputes.
Victoria was recently included in the prestigious National Black Lawyers: Top 100.
Ramirez v. Town of Hempstead, (Nassau Sup. Ct.) Sept. 12, 2017, Motion for Summary Judgment Granted dismissing negligence and wrongful death claims brought against clients the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid Energy Services LLC.
In re N.J.H., (NYS Div. Human Rights) Mar. 13, 2017, obtained dismissal of all employment discrimination claims brought against client
Bell v. Stan Deutsche (Queens Sup. Ct.) Dec. 10, 2016, prevailed on motion to quash subpoena seeking financial disclosures and testimony from non-party client in shareholder/unfair competition dispute
J. Petrocelli v. The Morganti Group Inc. (Suffolk County) - April 4, 2014 Decision granting motion to dismiss plaintiff's breach of contract claims for $4.25 Million in construction delay damages, affirmed by Second Department on Mar. 23, 2016, 137 A.D.3d 1082 (2d Dep’t 2016)
Coleman-Yarborough v. Betances Community Center, Inc. (Bronx County) - February 24, 2014 Motion for summary judgement granted dismissing complaint for fractured ankle arising out of ice-skating collision.
Rembert v. Navillus Tile Inc. (Kings County) - November 25, 2013 Order granting motion for summary judgment dismissing claims and cross-claims related to head injury/fall from sidewalk shed.