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Victorien Wu

Assistant Counsel

Victorien Wu joined LDF as a LDF/Fried Frank Fellow in January of 2015. Since that time, Vic’s work has included Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, et al., v. Fayette County Board of Commissioners, et al., a challenge to the methods of election for the county commission and school board of Fayette County, Georgia, under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), and Terrebonne Parish Branch NAACP, et al. v. Jindal, et al., a challenge to the method of election for the 32nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana under Section 2 of the VRA and the U.S. Constitution.

Vic spent the first two years of his fellowship as a litigation associate in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he handled a variety of complex commercial and pro bono matters. While at Fried Frank, Vic contributed to an amicus brief on behalf of minority voters in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 2612 (2013), and an amicus brief on behalf of LDF and other civil rights organizations in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2247 (2013). Vic also successfully argued an appeal on behalf of an indigent defendant in People v. Marshall, 10 N.Y.S.3d 214 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015).

Prior to the fellowship, Vic served as a law clerk to the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Vic graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a recipient of the James Vorenberg Equal Justice Fellowship. He received his B.A. with honors and with distinction from Stanford University.

For more information about the LDF/Fried Frank Fellowship, click here.