Victor Celis 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6024
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Victor Celis is an associate in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group. He advises clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes, before both state and federal court, including securities, derivative and other shareholder actions; M&A litigation; internal investigations and white collar criminal defense; sophisticated contractual disputes; litigation involving complex financial instruments and structured products; and bankruptcy litigation. Victor also has experience advising clients on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and shareholder activism matters.

Victor also maintains an active pro bono practice in which he represents immigration clients seeking asylum, U-Visas, T-Visas, adjustments of status, and naturalization. Victor serves as a member of the leadership committee for the CBLA Immigration Clinic and is a member of the Volunteers of Legal Service (“VOLS”) Pro Bono Advisory Council.

Victor earned his J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers University Law Review, was a member of the Rutgers Law Minority Student Program, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the 2019 Faculty Scholarship and Leadership Award. During law school, he interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Esther Salas of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Victor received his B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University.



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Victor Celis 


  • New York


  • Rutgers Law School
  • Western Washington University