Sidley Austin LLP Adds Three Lawyers to the Firm’s Executive Committee – The Law Firm Newswire Service

Chicago and New York – Sidley Austin LLP has added three partners to its Executive Committee, the Committee that exercises general authority over the affairs of the firm.
The new appointments to the Executive Committee, which bring the current count to 45 members, are:
Samir A. Gandhi (New York) – Mr. Gandhi, a partner since 2002, focuses his practice on private equity transactions and capital markets offerings. He represents domestic and foreign fund sponsors, investment banks and other private investors in their private equity and venture capital activities and regularly represents investors, including private investment funds, in foreign direct investment transactions oriented towards Asia. Additionally, Mr. Gandhi has extensive experience in advising private equity investors and sellers in a broad range of asset classes, including infrastructure, sports, retail, entertainment and financial institutions. He represents a number of Asian investors, particularly Indian funds active abroad.
Michael P. Goldman (Chicago) – Mr. Goldman, a global coordinator of the firm’s insurance practice and a partner since 2000, focuses his practice on the corporate representation of insurance companies and other insurance entities, with a focus on acquisitions, divestitures and corporate reorganizations (including demutualization and mutual holding company conversions); the formation, capitalization and corporate financing of insurance companies and related ventures; the regulation of insurance holding company systems; the regulation of insurance company investment practices, including the use of derivative instruments and strategies; the structure and regulation of alternative risk financing mechanisms and complex reinsurance arrangements, including insurance securitization and derivatives, loss portfolio transfers and commutations; the structure of unique marketing and insurance distribution systems; and captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative market mechanisms.
Myles C. Pollin (New York) – A partner since 1991, Mr. Pollin focuses his practice on capital markets and corporate transactions, including structured finance, funds, corporate finance and restructurings. Mr. Pollin is co-head of the firm’s New York structured finance and securitization practice and one of the coordinators of the firm’s task force on restructurings and distressed investing activities. Mr. Pollin’s structured finance practice includes CLOs, other repackagings and asset backed commercial paper financings. Mr. Pollin’s funds practice includes representing managers of hedge funds and private equity-style funds and lenders to funds. Mr. Pollin’s experience also includes a broad variety of corporate transactions, and his practice includes mergers and acquisitions, securities issuances, lending transactions and corporate restructuring transactions.
“Each of these partners has demonstrated the leadership and talent that is essential to serving the firm in a governance capacity,” said Thomas A. Cole, Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. “I am pleased to welcome them to the Committee.”
“Sam, Mike and Myles have each shown a strong commitment to the success of the firm, in addition to their individual practices,” said Charles W. Douglas, Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “I am confident that they will make significant contributions to the firm’s leadership.”
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 17 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Every year since 2003, Sidley has been named to Legal Business’ Global Elite, its designation for the 18 firms “that define the pinnacle of the legal profession.” Sidley is recognized for service and responsiveness—BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only two firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and was number one in three of those years.
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