Melanie E. Walker '00 Promoted to Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Effective January 1, 2010, Melanie E. Walker has been promoted to partnership at Sidley Austin LLP.

Melanie E. Walker, 35, is a partner in the Securities Litigation and Accountants Liability practices.  Her practice focuses on the representation of corporations, banks, officers and directors, and accounting firms in federal securities class actions, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil RICO actions. Ms. Walker has also represented clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to joining Sidley, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milton I. Shadur of the Northern District of Illinois.