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Vijay Sekhon focuses on mergers, purchases, sales and reorganizations of public and private corporations, public equity offerings, public debt issuances, private placements of debt and equity for public and private companies, and general corporate and securities law. Vijay has represented The Blackstone Group, L.P., Cerberus Capital Management, LP, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., Universal Studios Japan, Z Capital Partners, L.L.C., Pinnacle Foods Inc., Performance Food Group Company, Domino Printing Sciences plc, Tekelec, Siris Capital Group, LLC, Glendon Capital Management LP, Castle Creek Capital LLC and Holdco Asset Management. He also 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 University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Vijay received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where he was Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a Judicial Intern for former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in the the United States Supreme Court, and as an Intern for the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Vijay has published twenty-one 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.

Vijay is admitted to practice law in the States of California and New York and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California.


Practice areas


  1. Securities / Investment Fraud: 20%
    9 years
  2. Mergers / Acquisitions: 20%
    9 years
  3. Business: 20%
    9 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    9 years
  5. Securities Offerings: 20%
    9 years

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Sidley Austin LLP

1999 Avenue of the Stars, 17th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSidley Austin LLP2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Southern California Law School2014 - Present
PartnerKlee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern, LLP2013 - 2015
Senior AssociateSimpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP2011 - 2013
Senior CounselU. S. Securities & Exchange Commission2009 - 2011
AssociateSimpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Financial Lawyers ConferenceN/A2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acquisition of substantially all of the assets of MSD Performance Inc. for $75 millionClosed successfully
Acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Group, Inc. for $2.2 billionClosed successfully
Acquisition of Clubcorp, Inc. for $1.8 billionClosed successfully
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy LawEfficient Preservation of Net Operating Losses of Distressed Companies2015
Real Estate Finance JournalValuation of Sole Recourse Deposits in Real Property and Bankruptcy Asset Sales2014
Securities Regulation Law JournalEfficient Access to Public Capital2012
Stanford Journal of Law, Business and FinanceEnforcement of Material Non-Disclosure Under the Federal Securities Laws2011
Hastings Business Law JournalCan the Rich Fend for Themselves? Inconsistent Treatment of Wealthy Investors Under the Private Fund Investment Advisors Registration Act of 20102011
Berkeley Business Law JournalValuation of Reverse Termination Options in Mergers and Acquisitions2010
Securities Regulation Law JournalDisclosure of Disclosure Schedules, Commitment Papers and Guarantees in Mergers and Acquisitions2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A