MONIQUE CANDIFF is an associate in Sidley’s Downtown Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice. She completed a fellowship with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles prior to joining Sidley, where she had hands-on involvement in the expungement of her clients’ criminal records.
During law school, Monique was a development editor for the Stanford Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Journal and served as co-president of the Women of Color Collective. She was a full-time active clinical student in the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, where she conducted research related to asylum and detention proceedings, abortion rights, and organized criminal groups. She also represented clients as a student volunteer in the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project.
Prior to law school, Monique worked as a legal assistant for a boutique law firm specializing in estate planning and corporate retirement plans. She assisted in preparing real estate documents for transfers of real property, executing wills and trusts, drafting health directives, and revising corporate retirement plans.