Victoria H. Buter

(402) 231-8875
Partner
(402) 346-1148 Fax
vicki.buter@kutakrock.com

Ms. Buter, a partner, leads the Omaha Litigation Department’s Financial Services practice group. Ms. Buter represents clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels across the country as lead trial counsel in complex commercial and business litigation disputes, focusing her practice on securities and other financial services based litigation matters.  In addition, Ms. Buter represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, defamation, employment discrimination, non-compete clauses and trade practices violations. She also provides counsel to clients in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) enforcement actions and advises clients in the securities industry on compliance with various FINRA and other regulatory rules and guidelines.

Ms. Buter has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List for 2016-2018. The exclusive list honors the achievements of the nation’s “most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.”

Additionally Ms. Buter has been named a Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star for 2018. Previously Ms. Buter was a Benchmark Litigation Future Star for 2015-2018. Ms. Buter is also a top-rated business litigation attorney as determined by Super Lawyers, has been recognized for Commercial Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America and was selected by Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner in Commercial Litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to retail brokerage firm in putative class action involving allegations of securities fraud relating to high-frequency trading, payment for order flow, and best execution.
  • Lead trial counsel in successful defense of fraud case brought against lender.
  • Successfully defended FINRA Arbitration involving allegations of misrepresentation and securities fraud in connection with Reserve Yield Plus.
  • Successfully defended Registered Investment Advisor accused of breaching fiduciary duty in connection with recommendations of annuity products in bench trial.
  • Successfully defended Order granting Motion to Dismiss Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 claim before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Successfully argued appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in case involving breach of non-disclosure agreement.
  • Lead counsel in defense of matter pending in United States District Court for the Northern District of California involving civil RICO.
  • Trial counsel to independent brokerage firms in FINRA Arbitrations and other litigation matters.
  • Counsel in jury trial involving fraud in the execution of $23 million of corn forward contracts, resulting in desirable settlement following two week trial.
  • Lead trial counsel in fraudulent loan cases pending in California state court.
  • Successfully defended entry of summary judgment on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in large commercial dispute.
  • Successfully argued appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in case involving breach of non-disclosure agreement.
  • National counsel for more than 35 securities arbitrations filed against financial services firm.
  • Lead trial counsel in successful defense of fraud case brought against lender.
  • Co-trial counsel for plaintiff who obtained $3.7 million judgment against guarantors of commercial loan.
  • Primary responsibility in representation of national brokerage firm in commercial dispute involving contractual issues and privacy.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment in favor of helicopter operator that resulted in an $18.3 million settlement in favor of plaintiffs.