Sidley partners Nilofer Umar and Andrew Vouziers have been recognized by Crain’s Chicago in its 2021 list of “Notable Rising Stars in Law.” The highly competitive inaugural list recognizes lawyers who are “making an impact” on the legal profession.
Nilofer was recognized for her representation of corporations, boards of directors, and directors and officers in federal securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, M&A litigation, proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in connection with shareholder demands and special committee investigations. Nilofer has argued critical motions and appeals in high-profile matters around the country, and is a gifted leader and consensus builder who often spearheads multi-firm teams. Nilofer is a mentor to diverse and women lawyers across Sidley.
Andrew was highlighted for his representation of investment banks, direct lenders, private equity and financial sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks, insurance companies, and private and public companies in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and administering all phases of complex financial transactions. He is actively involved in structuring and negotiating debt facilities with environmental, social, and governance incentives for companies across all industries, including “green” and sustainability-linked loans. Andrew is a leader among Hispanic lawyers at Sidley and in his community.
Both lawyers are based in Sidley’s office in Chicago.