Ladner & Associates, PC

A law firm of Customs, Export and Anticorruption Compliance Attorneys specializing in providing solutions to import, export and global anticorruption problems.

Victoria N. Matthews is an associate in the firm's Houston office, where she focuses on U.S. trade law and regulatory compliance as it relates to import and export requirements.

Ms. Matthews:

  • Assists clients in complex regulatory trade compliance requirements
  • Researches and prepares binding-ruling requests
  • Participates in on-site client audits and import compliance reviews
  • Researches and prepares opinion letters on dutiability of assists and transfer pricing issues
  • Assists clients in the development and implementation of internal compliance programs addressing export controls, "deemed" exports, economic sanctions, Antiboycott issues, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Prior to beginning her international trade law practice, Ms. Matthews worked for Jones McClure Publishing, which publishes the O'Connor’s series of legal practitioner's guides. She was an assistant managing editor for O'Connor’s Texas Rules * Civil Trials and O'Connor’s Texas Civil Forms and was part of the intern management team. Ms. Matthews began her legal career as an associate at Doyle Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, where she advised insurance companies on coverage issues resulting from both commercial and personal policies.

While at The University of Texas, Ms. Matthews was a manuscript editor for the American Journal of Criminal Law, studied international law at Queen Mary, University of London in England, and was honored as a recipient of the Co-Op Public Interest Award. She continues to be active with the School of Law, serving as permanent class officer, reunion co-chair, and as a past Keeton Fellow.











Practice Areas

Business Law
  International Trade
  Customs Compliance and
  Consumer Product and
    Safety Compliance
  Export Compliance and


J.D., The University of
    Texas School of Law, 2002
B.A., with high honors,
    The University of Texas at
    Austin, 1997

Bar Admissions

Texas (2003)
Colorado (2002)


State Bar of Texas


Joel W. Mohrman, et al.,
    Recent Developments in
    Business Litigation
, 41 Tort
    Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 265
    (2006) (co-author)

Recent Development:
Dickerson v. United States
, 27
Am. J. Crim. L. 421 (2000)

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