Victoria Fishman Maroulis is a proud alumna of Ohlone College who graduated with an A.A. in Social Sciences in 1990. After graduating from Ohlone, she transferred to Stanford University where she received her B.A. in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1992 and went on to receive her J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1995. Victoria is the Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley Office of Quinn Emanuel, a business litigation law firm with over 700 attorneys around the world. Her practice focuses on complex intellectual property litigation and she has litigated and provided counseling for companies on a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets matters. In addition to her practice, Victoria regularly lectures on IP matters, judges regional mock trial and moot court student and young attorney competitions, and has taught trial practice at Stanford Law School and in low-income middle schools through the Citizen Schools program. She is also a member of the Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and has been, for over 10 years, leading her firm’s pro bono legal research program supporting ADL’s litigation of civil rights issues. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband, James Maroulis, and their three children ages 18, 16, and 12.
Victoria came to the United States with her family as a political refugee in the spring of 1988 and settled in Fremont. When she started school at Ohlone in the fall of 1988, she received full financial aid including a work-study job as a student counselor at the Career Services Center where she worked her freshman year. She also immediately got involved in student government and served on the ASOC for two years. Her other school activities included doing theater tech and costume shop for Ohlone theater productions and helping Florence Reynolds set up an exchange program for the Monitor’s student journalists with Russian student journalists. Her many fond memories of Ohlone include forging lasting friendships with fellow ASOC members (including recent Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison and his wife Jennifer Toy Harrison), the spellbinding history lectures of Stacy Cole, spirited classroom discussions in Alan Kirshner’s political sciences classes, and poetry-writing workshop with Karen Rosenbaum.