photo of professor

 

Victor Olds
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Teaching

  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 2005-2012
  • Adjunct Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, 2009-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law (Appellate and Trial Advocacy), Brooklyn Law School, 1996-2009
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy ("NITA"), Trial Advocacy Instructor, 1998-2002
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Appellate Advocacy Instructor, 1996-2000
  • Wasserstein Public Interest Law Fellow, Harvard Law School, 1996-1997

 

Experience

  • First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Investigation, 2012 -- present
  • General Counsel, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, 2011-2012
  • Senior Counsel, Legal Services NYC, 2011
  • Managing Director & General Counsel, Bedford-Stuyvesant Legal Services Corporation, 2007-2011
  • Vice President & Senior Attorney, Morgan Stanley D.W., Inc., 2003-2007
  • Litigation Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, 2001-2003
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, SDNY, 1988-1992;  Criminal Division, 1992-2000
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney General In-Charge, NYS Attorney's General's Office, 1980-1988
  • Assistant Director, NY Legal Aid Society, 1979-1980
  • Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, Univ. of Pennsylavania and Howard Univ. Schools of Law, 1977-1979

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1977
         Moot Court Honor Society
  • New York University, B.A., 1973
         Dean's List

Publications

  • "Tips From the Bench," NYLJ Magazine (September 12, 2011)
  • "Appellate Division Settlement Programs," NYLJ Magazine (August 30, 2010)
  • “What Judges Want and Expect from Appellate Advocates," NYLJ Magazine (August 31, 2009)
  • “Preserving Objections to Jury Charges," NYLJ Litigation Magazine (October 6, 2008)
  • “Destination: Summer Jobs,” NYLJ Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 2007)
  • “Arbitration: Attractive, Although Generally Not ‘Appealing’,” NYLJ (April 25, 2005)
  • “Working to Stave Off the Crisis From Within,” GC New York Magazine (March 14, 2005)
  • “Is There a UFO In Your Future?,” NYLJ Magazine (April 2004)
  • “Prepare For Trial With a Possible Appeal in Mind,” NYLJ Magazine (October 15, 2002)
  • "NITA Commentaries for U.S. Code Service," Fed. R. App. Proc. 15-23 (2002)
  • “When Waivers Waver,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (1998)

Affiliations

Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association's Executive Committee, 2011-present
  • Appellate Division, First Department, NYS Supreme Court, Special Master, 2009-2011
  • Federal Bar Council, Assistant Secretary (FBF), Second Circuit Courts Committee, 2002-present
  • Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness (Judicial Appointments), 1994-1997
  • New York City Bar Center for CLE, Litigation Program Chair, 2005-2009
  • New York City Bar, Judiciary Committee:  1996-present; Litigation Committee:  2005-2008
  • New York Civilian Complaint Review Board, Commissioner, July 2003- December 2008
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Board Member and Chair of the Judiciary Committee, 2001-2004
  • Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee, (Appellate Division, 1st Dep't), 2005-2010