We are pleased to introduce the HNBF’s 2022 Law Firm Leadership awardee. Please join us as we honor Yvette Ostolaza for her outstanding achievements and her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Yvette Ostolaza is Chair of Sidley’s Management Committee. She is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, former global Litigation co-leader, and former managing partner of the Dallas office. Yvette is one of the world’s foremost business litigators, delivering winning results for clients at each stage of complex multijurisdictional commercial disputes and corporate investigations. Yvette’s litigation work and ability to solve her clients’ most difficult litigation problems has garnered her numerous accolades and recognitions, including 2021-2022 Band 1 Chambers USA recognition and Benchmark Litigation 2021 and 2022 National Commercial Litigation Star. Her clients include leading companies in the aviation, retail, hospitality, financial/insurance, energy, and manufacturing industries including Aspen Insurance, MGM Resorts, Celanese, Deutsche Bank, Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Best Buy, SAExploration, JPMorgan, McAfee, Inc., and Hunt Oil.
Yvette is also highly experienced in providing on-point guidance to boards and senior level executives during periods of corporate turbulence. Chambers 2021 Crisis & Risk Management recognized Yvette as a leader of the firm’s Band 1 Nationwide USA Crisis Management practice and as one of a very small number of notable practitioners nationwide in the area of crisis management. She routinely leads complex internal investigations on behalf of companies, board committees, and individual directors and defends companies/directors in shareholder and securities class actions. Yvette currently serves on the board of directors of Lionsgate and has previously served on several nonprofit boards as well as the Board of the State Bar of Texas.