New York associates Toi Carrion and Teri Peeples have been selected to participate in the fifth annual Associate Leadership Institute (ALI), an ABA award-winning leadership training and career advancement program run by the New York City Bar Association’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion. ALI brings together mid-level and senior associates for a series of intensive trainings, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, including curriculum on executive presence, business development, relationship building, and management skills.
Toi is an associate in the firm’s Investment Funds group. Her practice includes matters related to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. She has worked on a variety of transactions for private funds, open-end investment companies and collective investment funds. Toi is co-founder and co-chair of the Women of Color Initiative in the New York office, as well as a member of the Diversity Committee and the Associate Relations Committee. While attending New York University School of Law, Toi was a Student Articles Development Editor for the Review of Law & Social Change and recipient of the Christian Jarecki ‘98 Memorial Prize. Toi also served on the Boards of both the Black Allied Law Students Association and the Women of Color Collective and represented clients as a student attorney in the Community Reentry and Reintegration Clinic.
Teri Peeples in an associate in the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts group. Her practice focuses on representing clients in the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in federal and state courts, as well as in multi-district litigation and class actions. In 2020, Teri received the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Future Leader Award for piloting Sidley’s Women of Color Initiative. Teri is co-founder and co-chair of the Women of Color Initiative in the New York office. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and is the Vice Chair of Marketing for the DRI Drug & Medical Device Committee. She also volunteers as a mentor in the NJ LEEP program in Newark, NJ, which empowers youth from underserved neighborhoods to attend college and consider careers in the law.