Teresa Wilton Harmon (2nd Vice-President, ALI)

Teresa Wilton Harmon is the managing partner of Sidley’s Chicago office and a partner in the firm’s Global Finance practice area, focusing on financial transactions and commercial law. Her financial transactions experience includes secured and unsecured loans, workouts and restructurings, structured finance and securitization. Teresa has honed her UCC knowledge as an active participant in UCC drafting committees, as a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC and as an adjunct professor teaching Secured Transactions at The University of Illinois College of Law. She is a nationally recognized speaker on UCC and other commercial law issues and is a co-author of a widely distributed annual Commercial Law Developments update. Teresa was recently named to the Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law list and a Trailblazer in Finance and Banking by The National Law Journal. Ms. Harmon received her J.D. degree from The University of Chicago Law School and an undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama, Ms. Harmon is a member of the Bar in Illinois.