YOLANDA CORNEJO GARCIA, co-leader of the firm’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice group and co-chair of the firm’s diversity committee, represents corporations, corporate officers, and directors in matters including national class actions, multi-jurisdictional cases, domestic and international arbitrations, securities cases, and internal investigations. Prior to joining Sidley, Yolanda’s representations have included MGM Resorts Intl., American Airlines, Halliburton Corporation, Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, SemGroup Corp., The Williams Companies, Inc., Zale Corporation, ALFA, S.A.B. de C.V., HealthMarkets, Inc., and BearingPoint, Inc.
Chambers USA ranked Yolanda among the leading lawyers for her work in Litigation: General Commercial in Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds (2022–2023) and Litigation: Securities in Texas (2023). Yolanda was selected to appear in Latino Leaders Magazine 2021 as a “Top Latino Lawyer.” She has consistently been listed as a “Litigation Star” for Securities work by Benchmark Litigation, most recently in its 2023 edition. Benchmark Litigation also recognized her as one of its "Top 250 Women in Litigation" in the United States in 2022 and 2020. Additionally, Yolanda was recognized by the American Lawyer as Litigator of the Week on September 18, 2020 for her representation in a confidential representation. Texas Super Lawyers recognized Yolanda as a “Super Lawyer” in 2013 and as a “Texas Rising Star” every year from 2006 to 2012. In 2009, the Dallas Business Journal honored Yolanda, naming her to their “40 under 40” list.