Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Wendy M. Lazerson is joining the firm’s Labor, Employment and Immigration practice as a partner in the Palo Alto office.

“Wendy has an exceptional reputation in Silicon Valley, where she has built one of the area’s most respected employment law practices,” said Tom DeFilipps, Managing Partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office. “Her addition continues our ongoing effort to grow our Palo Alto office, and expand the areas of experience we are able to offer our clients locally.”

Ms. Lazerson’s employment work includes both class actions and individual discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, investigations and counseling. She is also involved in assisting clients with the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence advice, drafting of agreements and strategically addressing both employee retention and reduction.

“Sidley’s growing presence in, and commitment to, the Silicon Valley, combined with its established national practices and vibrant global platform will be assets to all of my clients,” Ms. Lazerson said. “Sidley’s impressive national employment class action practice was key to my decision to join the firm.”


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