Sidley Elects Partnership Class of 29 and Promotes 12 to Counsel Across Asia Pacific, Europe, and U.S.

NATIONAL—Sidley is pleased to announce the names of its 29 newly elected partners and 12 lawyers newly promoted to counsel, listed below by office and area of practice. These individuals will become partners and counsel in the firm effective January 1, 2024.

The new Sidley partners are as follows:
Century City
Feifei Bian, M&A, focuses her practice on representing private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, venture capital investors, and strategic companies and other individual buyers, sellers, and investors in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic investments and transactions, across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

Evie Whiting, Global Finance, counsels clients in a variety of matters related to film slate financing, single picture financing, television financing, production and distribution of motion pictures, television, and digital content, as well as a variety of financing-related issues in the sports and music businesses.

Natalie C. Chan, Labor, Employment and Immigration, focuses her practice on employment and labor law and commercial disputes.

John Grothaus, Insurance, represents insurance, financial, and private equity clients in a variety of corporate and securities matters, including M&A, capital investments, private and public securities offerings, and complex insurance financings.

Teresa A. Napoli, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation matters, providing counsel to public and private companies of all types, including private equity clients and their portfolio companies.

Zach Paterick, Investment Funds, regularly advises and represents alternative asset managers in the organization and operation of private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, co-investment funds, hybrid funds, credit funds, special opportunity funds, single investor funds, separately managed accounts, and other alternative asset investment vehicles.

Leif E. Peterson II, IP Litigation, represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent litigation, including infringement, validity, damages, FRAND licensing, breach of contract, and antitrust issues.

Jennifer M. Wheeler, Commercial Litigation and Disputes, focuses her practice on white collar and regulatory enforcement matters, professional liability actions, and complex commercial disputes.

Sean Damm, Global Finance, focuses his practice on financing transactions, including private equity-backed financings, acquisition financings, syndicated financings, cash flow-based lending, asset-based lending, investment grade lending, and direct lending transactions.

Courtney J. Gilberg, M&A, represents public and private clients, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex corporate and transactional matters, such as acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and investments.

Jeremy B. Pettit, Energy and Infrastructure, focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other energy transactions, as well as private equity investments.

David A. Silva, White Collar Defense and Investigations, defends companies and their directors, officers, and employees in complex criminal and civil investigations, environmental government enforcement actions, and white collar matters.

Los Angeles
Lauren M. De Lilly, Commercial Litigation and Disputes, works on a variety of commercial litigation and disputes cases, with her primary focus in trademark, advertising, and copyright law, where she assists clients to defend against class actions and to protect intellectual property rights.

Adriane Peralta, Products Liability, focuses her practice on defending companies in product liability, class action, and consumer fraud litigation.

New York
Mark G. Adler, Global Finance, focuses his practice on all aspects of debt financing.

Chuck Daly, Investment Funds, has extensive experience working with traditional and alternative investment advisers on regulatory compliance requirements, structures and programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, testing protocols, and the management and coordinating of regulatory exams and reviews.

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