Victoria B. Bjorklund is a Retired Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she founded and headed the Firm’s Exempt Organizations Group.
Since 1989, Victoria has served as a director, pro bono legal counsel, and currently chairs the Board of Advisors for Doctors Without Borders. She is also a director of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Friends of Fondation de France, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Until recently, she was a trustee of the American Friends of the Louvre, the Louvre Endowment, and Princeton University.
Victoria is a former chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Exempt Organizations and of its sub-committee on International Philanthropy. She is the co-author of New York Nonprofit Law and Practice (LexisNexis, 3d Ed. 2015) and annual supplements. She also taught The Law of Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard Law School for 8 years ending in 2017.
She earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Princeton University, where she graduated in three years and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.