ELISHA MARQUEZ advises clients at all stages of their growth on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general formation, and venture capital.
Elisha earned her J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and graduated with a certificate in business law. In law school, she led the Berkeley Law Pilipino American Law Society and was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals, and Women of Color Collective. She also served as an articles editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Elisha did substantial pro bono work on immigration matters as a Co-Chair of the East Bay Dreamers Project. She specifically focused on helping clients with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) applications and partnered with the East Bay Community Law Center to provide legal services to undocumented community members. Prior to joining Sidley full-time, Elisha worked as a corporate summer associate for Sidley in Palo Alto and worked in-house with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Elisha was a 1L LCLD scholar and a Law in Technology Diversity Collaborative scholar.
Before starting her legal career, Elisha worked as a management consultant, advising business strategy for senior-level executives in top-10 leading pharmaceuticals and prominent technology firms. She helped implement new business processes, advised on organizational changes, and conducted complex statistical analyses for strategic plans. She also worked in operational management, where she managed a team of over 50 direct reports to ensure operational efficiency. Before that, she interned at NASA JPL, where she conducted climate change research for the Water and Carbon Cycles group and worked with Mission Environments.
Elisha graduated with Distinction from Stanford University in 2016 with degrees in international relations and Italian.