Angela Fontana and Elizabeth Shea Fries were honored at the Women in Business Law Americas Awards. Angela received the “Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year” and “Outstanding Achievement” awards and Liz was named “Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year.”
Angela is one of the nation’s foremost financial services lawyers. As global co-leader of Sidley's Global Finance practice, she leads a team of nearly 200 global finance lawyers who handle some of the highest profile banking and finance transactions in the world. Angela’s practice focuses on major financing transactions and debt restructurings for both borrowers and financial institutions across the U.S. and abroad.
Liz is the global leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice, managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. As head of the firm’s Investment Funds practice, she leads one of the largest and deepest funds teams in the world, with over 130 corporate, securities, and derivatives lawyers around the globe who are focused on structuring and advising investment funds and their advisers. Liz's practice focuses on creating and structuring asset management and other financial businesses, financial services mergers and acquisitions, innovative investment services and products, alternative investments, fiduciary issues and compliance matters.