Vijay Sekhon


Vijay Sekhon is a partner in Sidley Austin LLP’s Century City office and a member of the M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice groups. His practice focuses on mergers, purchases, sales and reorganizations of businesses for companies and private equity and hedge funds. Vijay 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, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., The Blackstone Group, L.P., TPG Capital, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., Franklin Templeton Investments, Pine River Capital Management, L.P., The Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., Universal Studios Japan, Z Capital Partners, L.L.C., Siris Capital Group, LLC, QVT Financial, JHL Capital Group, Glendon Capital Management LP, Tribune Publishing Company and Castle Creek Capital LLC. 

Vijay is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and served as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2009 to 2011, and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law from 2014 to 2017. 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 LawBusiness & Finance, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Securities Regulation Law Journal, the Real Estate Finance Journal, and Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. He has been recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for Private Equity Buyouts by The Legal 500 and a “Rising Star” for Private Equity by Law360

Vijay earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California at Berkeley. Vijay is also a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference.

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J.D., Stanford Law School (2006)
B.A., UC Berkeley (2003)