Sharon Doherty Sirott

Sharon Doherty SirottPartner

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Sharon Doherty Sirott is an experienced litigator and trusted advisor whose practice has been focused on complex commercial litigation, trade secrets, and business tort litigation. Having acted as both outside counsel and in-house counsel, Sharon brings a unique perspective to her practice and works closely with her clients to understand their goals and best protect their legal interests.

Sharon’s broad experience includes cases in federal and state courts, as well as numerous arbitrations and mediations, representing both corporations and individual clients in class actions, contractual disputes, and trade secret and restrictive covenant claims. Sharon has gained extensive experience and skills both in large law firm practice and as corporate counsel. 

Sharon has represented major corporations, individuals and executive employees, with clients from a vast array of industries, including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, media, and energy. Her cases have been just as varied, with claims involving general commercial matters, contractual disputes, fraud, consumer fraud and environmental class actions, misappropriation of trade secret claims, false advertising claims, as well as internal investigations and qui tam actions. Sharon has also counseled executive employees in connection with claims made by or against former employees relating to employment contracts and restrictive covenants. In each matter, Sharon works to find forward-looking solutions, to know her client’s legal and business interests, and to identify the best strategy to employ from day one.  

Sharon received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, with high honors, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a senior associate for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and a member of the Kent Justice Foundation. She graduated from the University of Illinois, and spent a year of study at the University of Manchester, England. Sharon currently serves on the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation, and is co-chair of its Judiciary Subcommittee.  Previously, Sharon clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 


American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association



Speaking Engagements

Civic & Professional

Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Judiciary Subcommittee (2013-2017)


Sharon Doherty Sirott's recent or notable engagements and experience includes:

Lead trial counsel in putative statewide class action representing major energy client, and successfully defeated class certification after full certification hearing, and thereafter obtaining summary judgment in client’s favor as to all individual claims against corporation.  Henke v. ARCO Midcon, et al., Case No. 4:10-CV-86 (E.D. Mo. 2014).    

Successful defense of major manufacturing corporation against request for emergency injunctive relief and subsequent representation in suit involving claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of executive employee non-compete agreement.

Represented large corporation and its executive employee against trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims, resulting in favorable settlement to client pending summary judgment ruling.

Successful defense of large real estate developer against claims for breach of contract, where client was awarded its legal fees following evidentiary hearing.

Representing national steel company in connection with claims arising out of a failed real estate deal, resolving case prior to trial on very favorable terms to client.