Victoria Long Toensing
Victoria graduated with a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1962, and Cum Laude from University of Detroit Law School, LLD in 1975. She is one of the founding partners of the Washington, D.C. law firm Digenova & Toensing, LLP.
She’s an internationally-known expert on white collar crime, national security and intelligence matters. She was the Assistant U.S. Attorney E.D. Michigan from 1976 to 1981, where she developed the argument used before the U.S. Supreme Court to support profile airport searches of suspected drug couriers.
Victoria was Chief Counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence under Chairman Barry Goldwater from 1981 to 1984, where she was instrumental in winning passage of two significant bills to protect the identity of intelligence agents and to protect certain classified information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
She was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Justice Department from 1984 to 1988, where she established the Terrorism Unit and directed investigations of terrorists responsible for hijacking TWA 847, bombing PAN AM 830, and taking over the cruise ship, Achille Lauro.
Victoria was honored by being on the cover of the “New York Times Magazine,” on April 21, 1991, for her leadership in the aggressive pursuit of terrorist Mohammed Rashid. She’s been a frequent guest on national television, discussing politics, criminal justice, national security, and terrorism, including C-SPAN, FOX News, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, 20/20, CNN, Lehrer News Hour, the Today Show, NPR, and Nightline. She was the legal analyst for MSNBC for the impeachment and Senate trail of President Bill Clinton.
She represents government whistleblowers, including Greg Hicks, Diplomatic Chief of Mission, Libya regarding Benghazi attacks, and Douglas Campbell, FBI undercover informant for uranium one.