SAXON CROPPER-SYKES is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice where he focuses on defending corporate and individual clients in state and federal government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation matters. Saxon also defends clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation and product liability matters.
Prior to joining Sidley, Saxon participated in Sidley’s summer associate program in 2019. He sits on the Board of Directors for the East Bay Community Law Center and previously served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jim Humes of the California Court of Appeal, First District.
Saxon earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he was a writing and oral advocacy teaching assistant and a research assistant for Berkeley Law Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. Saxon was also a student attorney in the Housing Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center. While at Berkeley Law he earned Pro Bono Honors for working over 75 pro bono hours. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.
Saxon earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Feminist Studies and Sociology.