CHICAGO – Sidley is pleased to announce that Joanna Rubin Travalini has joined the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Regulatory group as a partner in its Chicago office. Ms. Travalini’s practice focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement, internal investigations, securities litigation, and accountants and professional liability. She joins Sidley from Winston & Strawn, where she was a partner in the Securities Litigation Group.
In her practice, Ms. Travalini represents financial institutions, accounting firms, public companies, and their executives and employees in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and state regulatory agencies. Joanna also has represented clients in litigation adverse to these agencies. She is knowledgeable about SEC regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and PCAOB rules and auditing standards.
Previously, Ms. Travalini was a project manager at Deloitte, where she analyzed quality assurance reviews and assessed regulatory and risk issues for member firms. Earlier in her career, she was an audit senior in Deloitte’s audit and enterprise risk services practice, where she conducted audits and attestations for clients in the financial services and manufacturing industries and performed client risk assessments under Sarbanes-Oxley. She is also a CPA.
“We're thrilled to welcome Joanna to Sidley,” said Yvette Ostolaza, chair-elect of Sidley’s Management Committee and global co-leader of Sidley’s Litigation group. “Joanna’s depth of experience, including her CPA qualifications, as well as her formidable litigation and investigations knowledge, makes her a strong addition across multiple practice areas. She is a terrific complement to our outstanding team.”
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