Victoria Nicole Argeroplos
Victoria Argeroplos is a litigation associate in Jackson Walker’s Houston office with a practice focused on bankruptcy, restructuring, and the resolution of related disputes, and business litigation. Victoria has experience guiding secured and unsecured creditors through bankruptcy proceedings, as well as litigating against borrowers, guarantors, and commercial tenants in federal and state courts. Victoria has also represented a variety of business entities in resolution of commercial litigation outside of a bankruptcy context.
Victoria’s litigation experience includes serving as second-chair in a trial of an adversary proceeding, giving opening statements, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing hearings on discovery matters. She is well-versed in taking Rule 2004 Examinations and depositions, and regularly drafts and argues motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss under Rule 12. Victoria has represented a range of clients, including freight forwarders, contractors, commercial landlords, real estate investment trusts, loan servicers, homeowners, business partners, and financial institutions, in various commercial contract disputes.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Victoria served as a judicial intern to the Hon. John Schmude of the Harris County 247th Family District Court. Victoria also completed the University of Houston Mediation Clinic, where she gained dispute resolution experience observing and conducting eleven volunteer mediations through the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. Victoria was previously an associate at a Houston-based law firm where she developed her practice in business litigation, real estate matters, and bankruptcy.
Victoria has bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy. Before attending law school, Victoria taught Algebra I and II in Spring Branch ISD.
B.A., Mathematics & Philosophy, University of Washington
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
- Editor in Chief, Houston Journal of International Law
- Chief Presenter, Honor Board
- Order of the Barons
- United States District Court for the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
- United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Represented a retailer in obtaining approval of a prepackaged reorganization plan within 24 hours of filing its Chapter 11 cases, setting a national record for the fastest-ever prepackaged case from filing to emergence. As a result of the restructuring, the retailer eliminated $450 million of debt, received $225 million of new capital for growth initiatives, and was able to maintain all 291 of its store locations across 16 states.
- Represents a manufacturer in its chapter 11 case to address products liability claims and an FDA recall arising from distribution of faulty hand sanitizer and related products and to wind up the business.
- Argued and prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in favor of lender in a deficiency suit where borrower counterclaimed for fraud and promissory estoppel.
- Second-chaired a trial involving recovery of a lender’s collateral from a transferee of a bankruptcy debtor.
- Argued and won a motion for summary judgment on the key issue in a case seeking recovery of lender’s collateral from a transferee of a bankruptcy debtor, contributing to a favorable settlement in lieu of trial.
- Won a motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2), (3), and (6) in favor of a defendant depositary bank in an adversary proceeding brought by a chapter 13 debtor.
- Won a motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) in favor of a subcontractor in a construction defect case.
- Argued and won a motion to dismiss in state court on behalf of managing partners in an action by minority partners to appoint a receiver over a limited partnership.
- Negotiated a favorable settlement of an insurance claim on behalf of the policyholder.
- Best Candidate, Houston Journal of International Law, 2015-2016
- Antroy Arreola Award for an Outstanding Comment in International Law, Houston Journal of International Law, 2016
- “Bankruptcy / Foreclosure,” SWABC Annual Convention and TBA Bankers Legal Conference (October 2021)
- Volunteer to prepare and serve food and perform in the dance show at the Original Greek Festival every year
- Coach 5th to 8th grade girls basketball for yearly basketball tournament sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Arthur L. Moller-David B. Foltz American Inn of Court
- Bankruptcy Section of the Texas Bar
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
October 13, 2021Speaking Engagements
At The Legal Conference hosted by the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel and the Texas Bankers Association, Bruce Ruzinsky and Victoria Argeroplos spoke about the effect of the automatic stay under the Bankruptcy Code on lenders’ collection efforts, adequate protection of secured lenders’ interests in collateral when a bankruptcy case is filed, setoff/recoupment, and section 363 sales.
March 1, 2021Client Results
The Charlotte, North Carolina-based retailer filed its Chapter 11 cases at 5 p.m. The prepackaged reorganization plan was approved by 10 a.m. the following day and went effective just four hours later—setting a national record for the fastest-ever prepackaged case from filing to emergence.
February 23, 2021Client Results
Jackson Walker is partnering with Kirkland & Ellis in representing Frontera Holdings, LLC, the owner and operator of the only U.S.-based power plant that sells all of its power to Mexico, in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 3, 2021.