Sidney McClung represents clients in government enforcement actions and conducts cross-border internal investigations for multinational companies. She has conducted internal investigations throughout Latin America related to alleged accounting fraud, self-dealing, and bribery, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Sidney also counsels clients on implementing effective corporate compliance programs. Additionally, she has significant experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and appellate matters. Her experience covers all aspects of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motions practice, settlement negotiations, and appeals.
Currently, Sidney is conducting a significant investigation for a Fortune 500 company in Latin America and is defending a global pharmaceutical manufacturer in a federal securities class action alleging violations of Section 10(b) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Sidney also has acted as lead counsel for one of the three national credit reporting agencies in the United States in individual consumer litigation brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Sidney has an active pro bono practice, including a recent successful Fifth Circuit appellate representation of a client seeking the return of her child in an international child abduction case under the Hague Convention. She is author of the note "Forum Non Conveniens and Foreign Policy: Time for Congressional Intervention?" 90 Tex. L. Rev. 743 (2012).
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with high honors 2012; Order of the Coif; Chancellor at Large; Chief Notes Editor, Texas Law Review); University of Oklahoma (B.A. in Spanish and in Psychology summa cum laude 2009; National Merit Scholar)
- Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2012-2013)