Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley’s Management Committee chair and Executive Committee member, and Chicago partner Byron F. Taylor have both been named to the 2023 class of “Rainmakers” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). Each year, MCCA honors 15 talented diverse lawyers who have “achieved success through innovative, consistent, and proactive business development.” We are proud to have two at Sidley.
Yvette and Byron will be honored at MCCA’s 2023 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference on October 10, 2023.
Yvette’s historic appointment to chair Sidley’s Management Committee follows a decades-long career of trailblazing accomplishments. She is the firm’s first woman Management Committee chair, and also the first woman to lead any top seven AmLaw revenue firm. Yvette is also one of the country’s leading business litigators. She is a Band 1 Chambers-ranked litigator who also leads complex internal investigations on behalf of companies, board committees, and individual directors. She regularly represents companies/directors in shareholder and securities class actions.
Byron is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and co-leader of Sidley’s Environmental practice group. His practice includes civil litigation, crisis response, compliance counseling, internal investigations, regulatory advocacy, and environmental aspects of transactions. He is also a co-chair of Sidley’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and serves on the firm’s Lawyer Training and Professional Development Committee and the Counsel Committee.