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Litigation: Securities - Illinois
Up and Coming
"She is a tremendous securities and derivatives lawyer.""She has a very calming presence, is extremely professional and is a really strong advocate."
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Nilofer Umar regularly leads winning teams in defense of corporations, boards of directors and individual directors and officers in federal securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and M&A litigation. She has argued and won dispositive motions and appeals in high-stakes matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, including in the Delaware Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit. Nilofer is experienced in conducting internal investigations, including special committee investigations, and in matters relating to shareholder demands. She also handles a range of regulatory investigations, including proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nilofer has been recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star in the area of Securities Litigation, by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer in the area of M&A Litigation, and has been named by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Directors & Officers Liability Law and Commercial Litigation.
Nilofer is a member of Sidley’s Diversity Committee and is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono work. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Kohl Children’s Museum and CARPLS.