Victoria E. Thornton
She said, “I don’t need a bio.” We said, “Nobody escapes.” Victoria Thornton, from Waldorf, Maryland, joined us almost a year ago following a year of clerking with the Honorable Barry G. Williams of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Because Victoria exceeded Judge Williams’ standards, we knew she would do well with us. We found that behind her disarming smile there was a very serious lawyer. She found there were few lawyers in the office due to Covid-19.
Many young lawyers we speak with tell us that their interests mesh with our practice, but in law school Victoria walked the walk, and we liked that. At the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she graduated cum laude, Victoria served with distinction on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business and Technology Law. She also worked for a distinguished law professor as her Research Assistant, and found the time to author Is it All or Nothing?: Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd. v. Apple Inc., 14 J. Bus. & Tech. L. Proxy 21 (2019). We like writers. And thinkers.
We knew that technology law, research and writing, and a year with a top-tier judge would benefit our practice and our clients; we were right. But please, don’t let Victoria know that we said so. We don’t want any of this to go to her head. And did we say, Victoria speaks and writes Japanese!