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Vijay Sekhon

Vijay Sekhon

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Vijay Sekhon is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and a member of the M & A, Private Equity and Securities practice groups. His practice focuses on mergers, purchases, sales and reorganizations of businesses for companies and private equity and hedge funds. Sekhon also focuses on public debt and equity offerings, private placements and purchases and sales of debt and equity, and general corporate and securities law, including advising companies and private equity and hedge funds on their disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws.

He has represented Goldman Sachs, The Blackstone Group, LP, Cerberus Capital Management, LP, Franklin Templeton Investments, Pine River Capital Management, LP, The Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., Universal Studios Japan, Z Capital Partners, LLC, Siris Capital Group, LLC, QVT Financial, JHL Capital Group, Glendon Capital Management LP, Tribune Publishing Company and Castle Creek Capital LLC.

Sekhon served as senior counsel in the office of the general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2009 to 2011, and is an adjunct professor at the USC Gould School of Law. He was a judicial intern for former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in the United States Supreme Court and the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Vijay has published numerous articles related to law, business and finance in respected academic and practitioner journals, including the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Securities Regulation Law Journal, the Real Estate Finance Journal, and Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2013.

Sekhon earned his JD from Stanford Law School, and received his BA, summa cum laude, from the UC Berkeley. Sekhon is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference.


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June 27, 2017
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