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Victoria H. Buter

Partner

As head of the Omaha Financial Services Litigation Practice, Vicki regularly defends financial institutions and other corporations in complex litigation matters, including shareholder disputes and securities litigation matters.

Vicki advises clients in securities litigation matters, shareholder disputes and derivative litigation, and other complex commercial litigation cases. She has represented clients in cases involving involving securities fraud, directors and officer liability and fiduciary duties, shareholder litigation, breach of contract, unfair competition and trade secret theft.   Vicki also defends securities class action litigation and has significant appellate experience. In addition to litigation services,  Vicki 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.

Government Service
  • The Hon. Jerry J. Larson, Iowa Supreme Court, 2005-2006 (law clerk)

  • 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
  • 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 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 in California state court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Co-trial counsel for plaintiff who obtained $3.7 million judgment against guarantors of commercial loan.

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, 2019-2020
  • Chambers USA, Nebraska, Litigation: General Commercial, 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List, 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers®, Business and Securities Litigation, 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Great Plains Edition, 2013-2017
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2015-2016