SERENA PATEL is an associate in Sidley’s Century City office and a member of the Real Estate practice. Prior to joining Sidley, Serena was a supervisor and clinical law student at the USC Law Small Business Clinic, where she provided corporate legal assistance with transactional issues to small business owners. She also participated in Sidley’s summer associate program in 2016. Serena earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was a senior editor of the Southern California Law Review. She received a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.