LAURIN BLUMENTHAL KLEIMAN is a partner in Sidley Austin LLP’s New York office and is a global co-leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice team. Laurie advises a wide range of domestic and international investment funds and managers on regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues. Strong advocacy on behalf of her clients has earned Laurie acknowledgment in numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, U.S. News & World Report and Crain’s New York Business. Laurie was named to Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City” list, where she was lauded as being among the 100 “trailblazing women” who have “found multiple paths to excellence” and have displayed “fierce determination, passion for the law, keen intelligence, and inspiring achievement.” Laurie also was named one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by the Hedge Fund Journal.
Laurie is an active proponent of advancement of women in the legal profession. She is firmwide co-chair of Sidley’s Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women, oversees the SidleyWomen initiative, and is chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee Task Force. She is a frequent speaker on women’s issues, is a member of the advisory board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and was named “2016 Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers.