40 under 40: Blank Rome's Tori Guilfoyle
Victoria A. Guilfoyle
Tori Guilfoyle is a partner focusing on finance, restructuring and bankruptcy for Blank Rome LLP. Her clients include PNC Bank, who she regularly represents in bankruptcy cases across the nation. Guilfoyle represented the bank in 2017 as the lead associate on a case with Central Grocers Inc., where the agent for secured lenders owed more than $205 million.
Education: JD, Rutgers Law School, Camden; BA, Washington College, Chestertown, Md.
Residence: Kennett Square
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
What else do you want to accomplish by 40: Payoff my remaining debt and build up my client base
First job: Movie store (babysitting too)
Favorite Stress Relief: Taking my kids and dogs for a walk
Biggest Whoops: Backing my own car into my mom’s parked car
Career Theme Song: Rococo by Arcade Fire
Proudest Professional Achievement: Making partner at Blank Rome my first year up
Best Advice Received: Treat everyone like a potential client
Fantasy Career: Fiction writer
Favorite Job Perk: Meeting interesting people
Most surprising fact: Visited over 40 countries
What is your weirdest/coolest hobby: Seeing live music
What is one thing you have crossed off your bucket list: African safari
What’s your coolest celebrity encounter: Related to George Clooney, Nick Clooney, Rosemary Clooney and Miguel Ferrer
In one word describe Greater Philadelphia’s future: Bright
What one word do you think best describes you: Diligent
What one word would your coworkers use to describe you: Hard-working
Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching Game of Thrones, Shameless, Homeland, Billions, The Wire, etc.