Alumni News

The summer 2016 issue included a feature about Amandeep Sidhu, L’05, and the Sikh Coalition, the civil rights organization he co-founded. The coalition and McDermott Will and Emery — the international law firm where Sidhu is now a partner — had helped a handful of Sikhs win accommodations to wear turbans and beards while serving in the military. Last year, the coalition landed a historic win when the restriction was removed for any religious person.

Sidhu has earned several other big wins for his corporate clients. The full-service litigator’s work ranges from compliance counseling to government investigations to litigation involving the Federal False Claims Act.

Recently named to Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List, Sidhu has received recognition for both his corporate work and pro bono service. 

“I work with very exciting and large companies that are facing tremendous challenges,” he says. “But I think I’m a better lawyer, a better advocate, and a better person for having had the opportunity to do this pro bono work as well.”