Victoria Degtyareva is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, and appeals.
- Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation and appeals arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- The Regents of the University of California in litigation accusing the University of negligently releasing patients’ medical records in violation of California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
- The J. Paul Getty Trust in litigation over the ownership of illuminated pages from a medieval gospel manuscript.
- A major defense contractor in a criminal and civil investigation into fraud allegations.
Ms. Degtyareva also maintains an active pro bono practice. She represented the ACLU of Missouri in obtaining a permanent injunction against law enforcement practices that violated protesters’ First Amendment and Due Process rights in Ferguson, Missouri, filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, and prepared an immigration appeal in the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Degtyareva clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Michael A. Ponsor of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Ms. Degtyareva received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was an editor on the Yale Law Journal. She is the co-author of “Justices Resist Unchecked Growth of Federal Criminal Law,” Daily Journal, July 1, 2014.