Victoria Toensing Wiki
Victoria Toensing is an American lawyer from Colón, Panama currently working as an attorney, Republican Party operative for various TV stations.
Victoria Toensing Biography
She graduated from Indiana University in 1962, matriculating in education. Later, she taught high school English until she entered law school. She earned a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1975.
She is also a founding partner of the Washington D.C. law firm diGenova & Toensing, LLP. Toensing has extensive experience in all three branches of government solving problems for individuals, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations.
Internationally, she is known as an expert on white-collar crime, terrorism, and national security and intelligence matters. She was the Chief Counsel, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice.
She is a frequent guest on national television programs discussing politics, criminal justice, national security, and terrorism. These programs include C-Span, Fox News, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, 20/20, FOX, CNN, Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, NPR, and Nightline.
Toensing was a legal analyst for America’s Talking for the O.J. Simpson trial. She has hosted CNBC’s Equal Time and Rivera Live! She was also a legal analyst for MSNBC for the impeachment and Senate trial of President Clinton.
She has successfully litigated both civil and criminal cases for three decades. She has also represented Gregory N. Hicks, former DCM in Libya and one of the Benghazi Whistleblowers since April 2013.
She represented “Jane Doe Thompson” in a successful lawsuit against the CIA. Doe was the first woman Chief of Station in Latin America. She reported her male deputy for wife-beating and disciplined other subordinates for misconduct ranging from public drunkenness to threatening to kill security guards. Toensing was named Special Counsel by the U.S. House of Representatives to probe the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1997. She was retained by the New York State Senate to investigate then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the Troopergate matter in 2007.
Toensing was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department from 1984 to 1988. In her tenure, she established Justice’s Terrorism Unit. She then managed the federal government’s efforts to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the hijacking of TWA 847, the bombing of Pan Am 830, and the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.
Toensing’s aggressive pursuit of terrorist Mohammed Rashid she was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine (April 21, 1991). She also supervised the Defense Procurement Fraud Unit, savings and loan industry fraud, cases dealing with nuclear industry regulation, securities fraud, and fraud and bribery in the banking industry. Victoria testified frequently before Congressional Committees.
She was the Chief Counsel for Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1981 to 1984. In her tenure, she was instrumental in winning passage of two important bills. The first one was to protect the identities of intelligence agents, and the second to protect certain classified information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
Between 1976 and 1981, she was Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit. There, she developed the argument used before the Supreme Court to support profile searches at airports of suspected drug couriers.
Victoria Toensing Age
Victoria Ann Long was born on 16 October 1941 in Colón, Panama.
Victoria Toensing Family
Toensing has not yet disclosed any information regarding her father, mother, and siblings.
Victoria Toensing Husband
Victoria has been married twice. She was first married to Trent Toensing whom she married in 1962. She then married Joseph diGenova a lawyer and political commentator. The couple is partners in the eponymous Washington, D.C. law firm.
Victoria Toensing Children
She has three children from her first marriage. Her daughter Amy Toensing is a successful photojournalist and Brady Toensing, a high profile and controversial Vermont lawyer, and partner in his mother’s and step-father’s law firm. Brady once won $10,000 from Geraldo Rivera, which he said he donated to charity.
Victoria Toensing Net Worth
Being an accomplished attorney, Toensing earns much from her law career. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.
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