ADRIANE PERALTA is a senior managing associate in Sidley’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Products Liability, Consumer Class Actions, and Supreme Court and Appellate practices.
Adriane’s practice includes defending companies in product liability, class action, and consumer fraud litigation. She has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutritional supplements, automotive, cable internet, music, and athletic apparel industries. Adriane has experience briefing and arguing successful dispositive and discovery motions in both state and federal court, and drafting appellate briefs and petitions before the Supreme Court of the United States, several Circuit Courts, and California Court of Appeal. Adriane also has experience in fact development and discovery including drafting and responding to written discovery, preparing fact and expert witnesses for depositions, taking depositions, and resolving various discovery disputes. She was part of the Sidley team in defense of a consumer class action that was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top Defense Verdicts” of 2020.
Prior to joining Sidley, she clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Adriane was also a legal intern for the Educational Opportunities Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Prior to law school, Adriane was a special education coordinator and summer school principal at Ánimo South LA Charter High School and a special education teacher at John Adams Middle School through Teach For America.
Adriane maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked on cases partnering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles Center of Law and Justice, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, National Veterans Legal Services Program, Public Counsel, and the Williams Institute.
Adriane earned her J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where she was a senior editor of the UCLA Law Review. She received an Ed.D. in educational leadership for social justice and an M.A. in special education from Loyola Marymount University School of Education. Adriane graduated with a B.A. in politics and international relations from Scripps College.