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Victoria P. Lane

Partner

Vickie is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Government Enforcement & White Collar Defense Practice Groups. She represents and advises corporate, individual and not-for-profit clients in a variety of federal and state criminal and civil litigation matters, regulatory proceedings, government investigations and corporate internal investigations. Vickie specializes in complex civil litigation, internal investigations and the defense of corporations and individuals against claims of financial fraud. She represents executives and corporations in a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical and medical device, biotechnology, medical, construction, energy, telecommunications and securities industries. Vickie also counsels clients on e-discovery and compliance issues.

Experience

Representative Cases

  • Former senior officer of Magyar Telekom in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and civil prosecution by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • International energy corporation in ongoing investigation by U.S. Attorney’s Office into alleged bid-rigging
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and machinery manufacturers in federal and state government investigations and in individual, class action and multi-district product liability and consumer fraud actions
  • Former executive of renewable energy company in multi-district securities fraud litigation in the Southern District of New York
  • Physicians in investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office into alleged violations of the anti-kickback statute by pharmaceutical company
  • The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption in connection with matters being investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Investor owned utility in New York State Moreland Commission investigation related to Hurricane Sandy
  • Project manager for a major construction company who was criminally charged in the Southern District of New York with fraud related to the use of an alleged sham minority owned business in order to satisfy bidding requirements for government contracts
  • A nationally-known thoroughbred trainer in a licensing revocation hearing before the New York State Racing and Wagering Board
  • The largest upstate New York privately-owned waste and recycling company in a False Claims Act investigation by the New York State Attorney General and related qui tam litigation
  • Co-founder of a business proprietary school under indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York for fraud and theft of public money relating to Pell and TAP grants
  • The former outside financial consultant to the NBA Players’ Association in financial fraud prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Lobbying firm in investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s into pension fraud by the New York State Comptroller
  • The former Chief Operating Officer of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in a legislative inquiry regarding not-for-profit executive compensation and related civil lawsuit regarding the exercise of his authority
  • Former executive of an international logistics service provider under federal indictment in the Northern District of New York for alleged violations of immigration laws
  • The owner of an early intervention service provider for children with special needs under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
  • New York State health plans in contract disputes with providers, ERISA actions brought by plan members, and in government investigations relating to data protection and prompt pay laws
  • International semiconductor manufacturer in taxpayer lawsuit upholding the constitutionality of New York State grants to private entities for economic development purposes
  • National health plan in obtaining dismissal of purported nationwide class action
  • National biotechnology company in U.S. Attorney’s False Claims Act investigation
  • National electronic voting systems service provider in bid protest litigation against the City of New York
  • International digital imaging manufacturer in bid protest litigation against the City of New York
  • Licensed medical professionals in Medicaid fraud investigations conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Academic research institution in investigations conducted by the NYS Commission on Public Integrity, New York State Inspector General and New York State Comptroller’s offices
  • A national car rental agency against allegations of discrimination and violation of federal and state disability acts
  • Title/settlement agent in a federal mortgage and bank fraud investigation and prosecution in the Northern District of New York
  • A number of Vickie’s cases are successfully resolved or closed before any action is taken, and therefore remain confidential

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2015-Present)
    • Of Counsel (2012-2015)
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
    • Litigation Practice Group
    • Of Counsel (2011-2012)
    • Associate (2006-2010)
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    • Product Liability and Litigation Practice Groups
    • Associate (2002-2005)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2020) Recognized for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Brigid Nolan Memorial Award for Pro Bono Service to Victims of Domestic Violence (2011)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • The Legal Project, Board President
  • Town of Clifton Park Environmental Conservation Committee, Past Board Member

Professional Affiliations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • New York, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

News & Insight

Publication

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Nominee Promises to Focus on False Claims Act Enforcement in Combating the Opioid Epidemic

March 20, 2018

For organizations and individuals in the health care and life sciences sectors, fraud-related exposure is one of the most significant risks to be managed because it can have a profound detrimental impact on legal standing, finances, and reputation. Among t…

Publication

Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Prompt, Thorough and Coordinated Response and Prevention Strategies Are Critical

December 21, 2017

In today’s environment, following the almost daily allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct in media, government, academia, and the private sector, it is clear that no industry, and no company or organization, is immune from these incidents.  Th…

Firm News

56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Promotes Victoria Lane and John Pariseault to Partner

January 8, 2015

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that Victoria P. Lane and John R. Pariseault have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.“Vickie and John have made tremendous contributions to their clients, their practice groups, and the firm,…

Pro Bono

  • The Legal Project, Volunteer Attorney; representing victims of domestic violence in family court proceedings
  • Represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining permanent residency under the Violence Against Women Act
  • Represented families of uniformed rescuers killed in the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center before the federal Victim’s Compensation Fund