Victoria focuses on technology transactions, data privacy and security, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Jones & Spross, PLLC, Victoria worked for the commercial transactions group of Dell, where she advised contract negotiators on ongoing technology transactions with enterprise customers. She also provided advice on compliance with various state, federal, and international privacy and data security laws and regulations. Prior to Dell, Victoria worked for the Global IT department of Hewlett-Packard (HP) as a member of the planning, administration & governance group, where she drove the analysis, development, and execution of various data governance processes that rolled up into the responsibilities of the Office of the HP CIO. While at HP, Victoria acted as the global data governance expert and primary negotiator of the company’s data security requirements. Victoria also advised the global procurement and global contracts groups on ongoing negotiations with vendors of hardware, software, and services.
Before joining HP, Victoria worked for an Austin-based litigation, mediation, and arbitration practice focused on resolving intellectual property, healthcare, and environmental disputes. She drafted recommendations on claim construction to assist courts in determining the legal meaning of certain patents. Victoria began her legal career practicing corporate litigation at a boutique firm in Austin.
Victoria earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Texas State University, a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University, and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, a certified information privacy professional regarding U.S. (CIPP/US) and European laws (CIPP/E) and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.