Sidley’s incoming Management Committee chair Yvette Ostolaza has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 “South Trailblazers.” The special supplement honors lawyers in the U.S. South who have made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancements in their sector.
Yvette’s historic appointment this year to chair Sidley’s Management Committee follows a decades-long career of trailblazing accomplishments. Her vision as managing partner of the Dallas office was to establish a large, elite, full-service office, and she quickly accomplished her goal. Sidley’s office in Dallas now has more than 100 lawyers and serves clients in intellectual property, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, aviation, energy and infrastructure, global finance, regulatory and enforcement, tax, capital markets, employment, bankruptcy, white collar, investigations, employee benefits and executive compensation, and commercial litigation and disputes. Yvette also empowers diverse lawyers to assume leadership roles within the office, and as a result of her hard work and advocacy, more than 50 percent of the partners in Dallas are diverse.
Yvette is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and global co-leader of Sidley’s global Litigation practice with over 650 lawyers. Yvette is a Band 1 Chambers-ranked lawyer who is one of the world’s foremost business litigators, with an extensive track record of delivering winning results in her clients’ most difficult litigation. She regularly advises boards in crisis situations and serves on public/private boards.
Yvette is fluent in Spanish and an active leader in the Latino community.