|Born||San Diego, California|
|Other names||Victoria Pike|
|Alma mater||University of California, San Diego] (A.B.)
UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) (J.D.)
Pepperdine University (LL.M)
|Occupation||Lawyer, mediator, author|
|Known for||"She Negotiates" blog|
|Settle It Now|
Pynchon, the daughter of the late superior court Judge Donald Pike, grew up in La Mesa in San Diego County and graduated in 1970 from Helix High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in literature from the University of California, San Diego, and in 1980 she received her Jurist Doctor from UC Davis School of Law (King Hall). In 2006, she received her Master of Laws degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
She was admitted in 1980 to the State Bar of California, and, in 1985, to the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California and to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. In the mid 1980s, she was a business law professor at California State University at Northridge. She practiced law as a commercial litigator for 25 years before starting a mediation practice.
In 2004, she founded Settle It Now Dispute Resolution Services as well as practicing mediation with ADR Services in Los Angeles. She also is on the faculty of Solo Practice University and taught at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute in 2007 as an adjunct professor. She is on the faculty of the American Institute of Mediation.
In 2010, Pynchon authored a book titled The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution, released by Reason Press. Her second book, Success as a Mediator For Dummies, was released by John Wiley & Sons in April 2012.
Pynchon's articles have been published by CNN, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Law Practice Today, the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution site, and Washington, D.C.'s Women's Weekly. In May 2010, she became a regular contributor on Forbes.com's "On the Docket" blog and, a year later, a contributor at ForbesWoman's She Negotiates blog.
She was editor and founder of the online quarterly literary journal, R-KV-R-Y, which was included in the Best of the Web 2009 anthology series of literature.
- "Pynchon's State Bar listing".
- "When you don't fit in at work (scroll down)". CNN.com. February 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
- Faculty member, Solo Practice University
- ADR Services bio
- American Bar Association Journal, Law News Now: Author bio
- American Institute of Mediation faculty
- Marketplace Morning Report, "Women lawyers still hit glass ceiling", August 26, 2013
- Newsday, "Money Fix: The ABC's of negotiating a deal," January 2, 2011
- San Diego Union-Tribune, "Book launch at Helix on Friday," April 12, 2012
- Victoria Pynchon (November 14, 2012). "Opinion: Why it's ok to flirt your way to the top". Edition.CNN.com. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
- "Every Case Is a Winding Road" by Victoria Pynchon, Los Angeles Daily Journal
- List of articles
- "Negotiating Gender: Why So Few Women Neutrals?" by Victoria Pynchon Law Practice Today April 2010
- Featured mediation article by Victoria Pynchon
- Women's Weekly, "The Best Kept Secret for Boosting Your Creative Power," June 25, 2012
- Blogger, "On the Docket," Forbes.com
- ForbesWoman, She Negotiates blog
- NPR "All Things Considered," "Ask For A Raise? Most Women Hesitate," February 14, 2011
- Lee K. Abbott; Nathan Leslie (2009). Best of the Web 2009. Dzanc Books. p. 332.
- She Negotiates official site
- Parade magazine, quoted in article about workplace bullying, July 18, 2010
- Quoted in the Wall Street Journal: "Are You Hard-Wired to Boil Over From Stress?" February 12, 2013
- Quoted by San Diego Union-Tribune: "President in Command, Local Democrats Say", October 2012
- Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, November 21, 2012
- Victoria Pynchon at the Internet Movie Database