Victoria L. Steinberg

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Clients and Industries

Vicky represents companies, institutions, executives, employees and licensed professionals in a variety of industries, including technology, health care, industrial materials, telecommunications and retail. She also represents educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Practice Areas and Experience

Vicky represents clients in complex business disputes relating to commercial contracts, real estate and finance. Vicky also represents employers and employees in a range of employment matters involving severance and separation negotiations, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, discrimination issues and workplace investigations. She handles civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts, and she represents clients in proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Vicky is a certified Title IX investigator.

Vicky’s government investigation and white collar criminal defense practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in proceedings and investigations related to allegations of health care fraud and off-label marketing of drugs and devices. In addition, she represents physicians and other licensed medical professionals in disciplinary proceedings.

Professional Experience Outside of Collora LLP

Vicky served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Meade and the Honorable Susan Beck in the Massachusetts Appeals Court before joining Collora LLP in 2007. As a student attorney, she was selected to participate in the Rapapport Honors Program, through which she was a fellow at Jane Doe, Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. She represented low-income clients in administrative and probate proceedings through the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau.

Sample of Results in Practice *

  • Represents employers of all sizes in matters involving discrimination, contract and tort claims by employees, development and implementation of employment policies and practices, and employee separation.
  • Represented international law firm sued for FMLA retaliation by former associate.
  • Achieved complete dismissal of claims for company faced with employee litigation related to allegations of discrimination and harassment.
  • Represented a young engineer who had not been paid for wages and bonuses in accord with the Massachusetts Wage Act, ultimately obtaining a favorable settlement without necessity of trial.
  • Secured injunction on behalf of a company that prevented former employee from competing with the employer in violation of his employment agreement.
  • Advised a large company in the food and beverage industry that had lost at trial (with another attorney) regarding its options for appeal; ultimately negotiated a settlement after positioning the case for successful appeal and possible re-trial.
  • Represented president and chief executive of a health care institution, obtaining a separation settlement through mediation following an EEOC action.

* This sampling of cases represents a selected, small portion of this lawyer’s total experience, and past performance is not intended to be a representation of likely future results, which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Education

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, MA, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A., English and American Literature and Language, magna cum laude

Admissions to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation and Employment & Labor (2015)
  • Cornelius J. Moynihan Award, for academic excellence and community involvement, Boston College Law School

Continuing Education and Commitment to Excellence

  • Moderator, "Hidden Bias in Discrimination Cases," New England Regional Conference of the National Employment Lawyers' Association (2011)
  • Panelist, "Appellate Practice Seminar," Boston Bar Association (2009)
  • Speaker and Panelist, "The Economics of a Humanities Education," Harvard University (several years)

Publications and Press

  • Co-author, Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions, Chapter 5, Employment Discrimination, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2016 edition
  • Co-author/contributor, Chapter on "Employment Law," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2014 Edition
  • SJC Orders Employer to Pay Terminated Employee Earned Vacation Time
  • Appeals Court Orders Massachusetts Employer to Produce Payroll Records
  • Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in article entitled, "SJC Limits Tolling Based on Fraud - Concealment not Binding Against Co-defendants," January 2012
  • Author, "A Heat of Passion Offense," BC Third World Law Journal, 2005

Pro Bono and Community Service

  • Volunteer attorney, ABA Death Penalty Project, representing longest-serving man on death row in Connecticut
  • Former Co-President, National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Steering Committee member, American Civil Liberties Union Amicus Club

Learn More About Vicky

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, MA, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A., English and American Literature and Language, magna cum laude

Admissions to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation and Employment & Labor (2015)
  • Cornelius J. Moynihan Award, for academic excellence and community involvement, Boston College Law School

Continuing Education and Commitment to Excellence

  • Moderator, "Hidden Bias in Discrimination Cases," New England Regional Conference of the National Employment Lawyers' Association (2011)
  • Panelist, "Appellate Practice Seminar," Boston Bar Association (2009)
  • Speaker and Panelist, "The Economics of a Humanities Education," Harvard University (several years)

Publications and Press

  • Co-author, Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions, Chapter 5, Employment Discrimination, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2016 edition
  • Co-author/contributor, Chapter on "Employment Law," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2014 Edition
  • SJC Orders Employer to Pay Terminated Employee Earned Vacation Time
  • Appeals Court Orders Massachusetts Employer to Produce Payroll Records
  • Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in article entitled, "SJC Limits Tolling Based on Fraud - Concealment not Binding Against Co-defendants," January 2012
  • Author, "A Heat of Passion Offense," BC Third World Law Journal, 2005

Pro Bono and Community Service

  • Volunteer attorney, ABA Death Penalty Project, representing longest-serving man on death row in Connecticut
  • Former Co-President, National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Steering Committee member, American Civil Liberties Union Amicus Club

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