How Sydney Helps Clients
Sydney assists clients with complex commercial litigation with a specialized concentration on antitrust, securities and energy matters. She has extensive experience at all stages of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including initial fact investigation and case strategy, discovery development and depositions, dispositive and Daubert motions and other pre and post-trial aspects.
Sydney was selected for inclusion in The National Black Lawyers' Top 40 under 40 in Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 Under 30, and is a 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder.
Sydney was a member of Buchanan’s 2014 Summer Associate Program. Prior to joining Buchanan, she was an intern at PPG Industries and a certified legal intern at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Securities Arbitration Clinic, where she contributed to an amicus brief on behalf of a petitioner to the Supreme Court of the United States. She received a Frédéric Eisemann Award Team Orals Honorable Mention in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Excellence in Arbitration Advocacy Award in the St. John’s Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon.
What Clients Can Expect
Sydney is a creative and solution-orientated partner who views her clients’ problems as her own.
- Obtained summary judgment for energy utility company in negligence suit which was affirmed at the appellate level
- Served as lead associate in Robinson-Patman Act case seeking damages for price discrimination against a competitor
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2015, International & Comparative Law Certificate; Pittsburgh Tax Review, Associate Editor; Conflict Resolution Fellow; CALI Awards for Excellence in Securities Regulation, Conflict of Laws and International Commercial Arbitration
Ithaca College, B.A., 2012, Dean’s List; Chawla/Ochoa Academic Achievement Award, Journalism
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder (2020)
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Board of Directors May 2020 - present
Scholarship Committee, Chuck Cooper Foundation
Young Professionals Heart Ball Committee, American Heart Association
Board Secretary, Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh 2015-2018