Senior AdvisorNew York
Victoria Suarez-Palomo is a senior advisor in Orrick’s Public Policy group. She has served as an executive in both the federal government and private sector and draws from this extensive experience to develop state legislative strategies on complex matters for technology and energy clients.
Most recently, Victoria was Vice President for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Renovate America, the leading provider of residential clean-energy financing, where she was responsible for the company’s policy and regulatory program.
Previously, Victoria spent more than ten years in public service in Washington, D.C., as a senior policy and strategic communications advisor. In 2009 she joined the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department as part of the transition team working to stem the financial crisis. Beginning as Assistant to Gene Sperling, then Counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Victoria eventually rose through a series of promotions to become Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Affairs and Public Liaison. In that role, she led the department that managed the Treasury’s engagement with the business community, labor leaders, civil rights organizations, and advocacy groups. She maintained this position for four years under both Secretaries Geithner and Jack Lew. Victoria also advised Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Education at the end of the Obama Administration.
Victoria began her career in Washington, D.C. at a variety of think tanks, including the Center for American Progress, Council on Foreign Relations, and Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In 2011, Victoria was named “Top 30 under 30” for policy by Forbes Magazine and in 2015 she was named one of the “101 Most Influential Latinos” in policy by Latino Leaders Magazine.
Victoria currently serves on the board of Young Invincibles, a national nonprofit organization committed to elevating the voices of young adults in the political process and expanding economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. Victoria also serves on the board of the Vanguard Classical School in Aurora, CO.