Women We Admire names Sara Gilley, a vice president at Cornerstone Research, to its annual list of Women Leaders in Illinois.
Chicago—Women We Admire has named Sara Gilley to its list of Top 50 Women Leaders in Illinois. Published annually, the Women We Admire list recognizes “trailblazers in their fields [who] are sparking progress and change year after year.”
Ms. Gilley was honored for her extensive experience with securities and white-collar litigation. As the co-head of Cornerstone Research’s securities litigation group, she also plays a leading role in the firm’s research related to enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Our clients rely on the deep knowledge and meticulous attention Sara brings to the complex matters they face.
“Sara has long been a key contributor to our securities and finance practices,” said Alexander “Sasha” Aganin, who heads Cornerstone Research’s financial institutions practice. “Our clients rely on the deep knowledge and meticulous attention she brings to the complex matters they face. We welcome this well-deserved recognition of Sara’s exceptional leadership.”
Ms. Gilley consults on economic and financial issues related to federal and state class actions, corporate investigations, and government enforcement activity. She also has experience in matters brought under international securities laws. Her industry expertise includes automobiles, financial institutions, high tech, and life sciences. In addition, Ms. Gilley serves on Cornerstone Research’s pro bono committee and is a board member of Open Books, a Chicago-based literacy nonprofit.
I am grateful to have built my career at Cornerstone Research, which provides a superb environment for the next generation to learn, grow, and advance.
“I am delighted to be among this group of standout women doing important work, both in my home state and beyond,” Ms. Gilley noted. “I am also grateful to have built my career at Cornerstone Research, which was cofounded by women and continues to be led by women today. Our strong mentoring culture provides a superb environment for the next generation to learn, grow, and advance.”
Ms. Gilley earned an undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, and economics from Tulane University.