Sidley Taps Former SEC Counsel Sonia Barros as Partner in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, DC—Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Sonia Barros has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Formerly the Chief Corporate Governance Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Barros will be a member of the firm’s Global Capital Markets group, where she will be the chair of the group’s newly formed Public Company Advisory subgroup focused on advising clients in corporate disclosures and governance matters.

As outgoing Chief Corporate Governance Counsel, Ms. Barros is a leading authority on corporate governance matters that involve the agency’s rules and regulations.

Prior to her role as Chief Corporate Governance Counsel, Ms. Barros served as the Assistant Director in the SEC’s Office of Real Estate and Commodities, where she had oversight authority for thousands of transactions and reviews of corporate disclosures.

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