Nancy joins expanding Los Angeles team; brings 20 years of class action and investigations experience.
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has added highly regarded commercial litigator Nancy Nguyen Sims as a Partner in Los Angeles, as the Firm continues to expand its offerings in southern California.
Nancy brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial litigation with a focus on complex business disputes and investigations. Nancy has extensive experience defending class actions in the consumer, franchise, insurance and labor and employment spaces. She has successfully defended dozens of class actions in various sectors and defended companies in bet-the-company cases, including class and representative actions in the franchise arena. Nancy also brings experience in high-stakes litigation, having handled multiple matters involving an amount in controversy exceeding USD 100 million.
In addition, Nancy has deep experience conducting corporate internal investigations and government investigations, including those implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. She joins Baker McKenzie from DLA Piper and will be a member of the Firm's North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice and its Global Disputes Practice.
"Nancy is a leading litigator in southern California, trusted by clients across multiple sectors with handling their highest-stakes disputes," said Peter Tomczak, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice. "She is a highly respected practitioner who provides sound and practical business advice, and a great addition to our team in both Los Angeles and North America."
Added Perrie Weiner, Partner-in-Charge of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office, "We are so pleased to add Nancy to our thriving LA office. Nancy joins our deep bench of LA-based litigators with experience across all aspects of commercial litigation. I'm thrilled to once again team with Nancy after previously working together earlier in our careers."
Baker McKenzie opened its Los Angeles office in 2018 with four lawyers, and today has more than 40 lawyers and business professionals in the LA market providing notable expertise in Employment & Compensation, Securities Litigation and SEC enforcement, M&A, Capital Markets, Tax, Consumer and Privacy Class Actions, Products Liability, Privacy Compliance & Cybersecurity and Lease Litigation & Restructuring. The Firm was recently named among the "Most Admired Law Firms in Los Angeles" for the second year in a row by the LA Business Journal.
"Adding a practitioner of Nancy's caliber is a huge win for our Los Angeles office and for our Firm as a whole," said Melinda Phelan, a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee. "Nancy brings a stellar reputation in the legal community and her practice perfectly complements our existing white-collar, compliance and privacy offerings."
"Los Angeles is a major center for commercial litigation and clients trust our team to guide them through all aspects of major disputes," said Michael Brewer, Managing Partner for Baker McKenzie's California offices. "I look forward to working with Nancy as we help our clients navigate litigation risk and protect their business."Baker McKenzie's litigation practice is one of the most recognized and largest globally, with more than 1,000 dispute resolution practitioners in 46 countries. Our dispute resolution team comprises battle-tested litigators with deep roots in their home jurisdictions. Consistently top-ranked by leading market surveys, our commercial litigation practice represents clients in complex multijurisdictional litigation. Our cases frequently involve novel and precedent-setting issues in countries around the world, including markets where competing law firms do not have a local presence.
"I look forward to working with my new colleagues and joining a premier litigation practice," said Nancy. "I'm excited to add my knowledge and experience to the growing team."