Sydney helps individuals and companies navigate complex investigations and prosecutions for federal and local criminal violations brought by state attorneys general, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state agencies. Her work also involves guiding clients through internal investigations, helping to evaluate potential wrongdoing and develop solutions to remediate possible ethics and compliance violations.
Sydney brings a distinct perspective to her legal practice, having served as the sole judicial law clerk to the Office of Judge-in-Chambers (JIC) of the D.C. Superior Court. She advised rotating judges in complex civil cases, ensuring continuity in the cases, and supported the transition to virtual proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The role required flexibility, problem-solving skills, sound judgment and a keen understanding of judicial procedures.
During law school, Sydney held research-focused internships at the Federal Judicial Center, National Center for State Courts, and The Center for Water Security and Cooperation. She also served as editor-in-chief for The George Washington International Law Review and published an article for the journal entitled “Enabling Competition Through Cooperation: Combatting Cartelization in Europe with a More Cooperative Enforcement Program.”