Vicki Chou represents individuals and companies in high stakes business disputes and criminal matters, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property matters, SEC enforcement actions, and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California where she represented the United States in hundreds of criminal cases, including computer and internet fraud, intellectual property, money laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, drug trafficking, and racketeering offenses. Many of her matters involved high level, international coordination. As lead counsel, she prevailed at trial in numerous cases. She also argued many appeals before the Ninth Circuit, securing affirmances in every case she argued. During her time at the Office, Vicki served as a
Deputy Chief in the General Crimes Section, where she supervised and trained the Office’s newest prosecutors. Vicki is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She clerked for the
Honorable Robert E. Payne, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is on the Board of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.
She has two children and can sometimes be found on her Peloton under username crabpersimmon.