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J.D., Stanford Law School, 2001

B.A., University of California, 1998

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Victoria R. Carradero


Victoria Carradero is an employment defense litigator with substantial federal and state court experience.  Her litigation experience includes, among other matters, complex discrimination, harassment and retaliation suits, whistleblower cases, and contract and tort claims.  As a partner, Ms. Carradero advises clients on the full range of issues impacting the employment relationship, from litigation avoidance and risk assessment, and investigation strategy to employer policies, employee classifications (e.g., exempt/non-exempt and independent contractor/employee) and FOIA matters.

Ms. Carradero joined the firm from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, where for the prior six years she worked as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) handling employment defense and other civil litigation matters on behalf of the federal government and its various agencies.  There, she gained substantial federal court litigation experience in a broad and diverse set of matters, a number of which attracted attention from the press.  Ms. Carradero has deep experience leading the defense of such matters and managing the risk of adverse publicity.

Prior to Ms. Carradero’s work as an AUSA, she practiced employment defense litigation at the Orrick firm in its Menlo Park office for six-and-a-half years.  There, she handled a broad and diverse set of employment litigation matters in a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, retail, telecommunications and emerging new businesses.  She also handled various types of matters in the arbitration arena and counseled clients on a wide range of employment law issues.  In addition to her employment law practice, Ms. Carradero served on Orrick’s pro bono, recruiting, and diversity committees. 

Ms. Carradero is admitted to practice in California, all federal district courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit.  She received her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2001.  While in law school, she continued her long-standing commitment of giving back to the community, leading the Stanford StreetLaw Program, a program dedicated to educating youth in the Bay Area.  She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California – Berkeley in 1998, graduating with High Distinction and High Honors.  While at Cal,  she interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington D. C., and lead tutoring and mentoring programs for at-risk youth.

Ms. Carradero is proud of her pro bono work assisting children, the elderly and various non-profit organizations.  She is a past recipient of the Pro Bono Advocate Award from Legal Services for Children and was a member of the legal teams for which Orrick received the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley’s Founder’s Award and the Pro Bono Partnership's Law Firm Volunteer of the Year Award.                                                       

Ms. Carradero resides in San Francisco with her husband, two sons, and two rescue dogs.  Outside of spending quality time with her family, she enjoys reading, wine tasting, and traveling when leisure time permits.