Victoria R. Carradero is a partner in the Menlo Park, CA office of Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud specializing in employment defense litigation.

Ms. Carradero is a litigator with extensive federal and state court employment law experience. Her litigation experience includes, among other matters, complex discrimination, harassment and retaliation suits, whistleblower cases, and contract and tort claims. She also 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, performance management and disciplinary issues.

Previously, Ms. Carradero practiced civil defensive litigation as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California and before that practiced employment defense litigation on behalf of employers in a broad range of industries with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP.  She has substantial litigation experience in a diverse set of industries, including technology, financial services, retail, transportation, telecommunications and emerging new businesses. She has both arbitration and trial experience, including as first-chair, as well as appellate experience. 

Ms. Carradero is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California – Berkeley. 

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.

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