Victoria Phillips specializes in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability, toxic exposures, and class actions.
At Phillips & Paolicelli, she manages the firm's appellate practice, which includes briefing and arguing civil appeals to federal circuit courts as well as to state intermediate and highest courts. Phillips handles complex motion practice at the trial court level, including class certification motions and dispositive motions.
Before becoming a civil litigator, Phillips was an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. As an assistant district attorney, she spent two years as a member of the appeals bureau, where she prepared appellate briefs and represented the district attorney at oral arguments before the Appellate Division, First Department and the New York State Court of Appeals. Phillips was then assigned to the special prosecutions bureau, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of white collar crimes including grand larceny, forgery, and elder abuse.
Phillips is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Phillips served as law clerk to the Honorable Barry Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
She earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, articles editor for the Human Rights Law Review, and president of the Columbia Law Women’s Association. She graduated from Williams College in 2001.