Sidley partner Marissa Alter-Nelson has been named to Business Insider’s 2022 “Rising Stars of the Courtroom” list. The list celebrates the achievements of 15 up-and-coming litigators in the United States.
Marissa is a partner and star litigator in Sidley’s nationally prominent litigation practice. Her practice emphasizes complex, high-stakes litigation in connection with a range of business, commercial, and financial disputes. She has represented a wide array of clients in state and federal court actions, including Accor, Cargill, VTB Capital, CIBC, Citibank, Bank of America, AT&T, and Endo International, among others. Marissa was the first African-American associate in Sidley’s New York office to rise through the ranks to partner. She has an active pro bono practice and is a member of the Associates Committee for Prep for Prep, a leadership development and gifted education program that offers promising students of color access to a private school education. Marissa is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.