NANCY CHUNG is the managing partner of Sidley’s New York office, head of the Litigation group in New York, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is also co-head of Sidley’s international Investment Funds Litigation practice. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience handling crisis management situations and other high-stakes commercial litigation and investigations with cross-border implications. Nancy’s matters often involve significant, sensitive reputational matters for global asset management firms, sovereign wealth funds, and other multi-national companies across a wide range of industry sectors. Her matters are multidisciplinary and cross the spectrum of commercial, white collar criminal defense, securities, and bankruptcy litigation.
Nancy is a trusted advisor and “go-to” litigator for her clients and their founders, boards and/or other senior professionals in managing and assessing their litigation risks and developing value-oriented litigation avoidance solutions. Her matters involve disputes and/or other risk management issues in the United States and in various foreign jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, Asia and emerging markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In that capacity, she has also handled high-profile multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitrations and internal and other regulatory investigations.
Nancy’s experience and strong performance have earned her recognition in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA, where clients noted she is “a superb tactician as well as a highly commercial adviser who routinely helps clients navigate the thorniest of matters to excellent effect” and that she “demonstrates extraordinary command of the law with great attention to detail and concern for the client.” She has also been recognized as one of Crain’s 2019 “Annual Notable Women in Law”, as well as a 2018 “Rainmaker” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Nancy received her B.A. in political science and English with honors from Vassar College in 1991 and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995. Nancy was a Fulbright Scholar from 1991 to 1992 in Seoul, Korea.