Sydney Hargrove

Associate Washington, D.C.


Sydney Hargrove
Sydney Hargrove is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where she focuses on complex, high-stakes trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, as well as government investigations and disputes in arbitration tribunals.

Sydney practices and advises clients in federal and state courts across the country on their most sensitive issues including class actions, complex torts, securities and financial services litigation, consumer deception claims, antitrust matters, state and federal false claims acts, and post-conviction criminal matters. She counsels and represents individual and corporate clients through all stages of complex civil litigation, including motions practice, discovery management, depositions, trial strategy and appeals.


  • Representing a major social technology company in civil litigation, including a federal bench trial and FTC administrative proceeding, related to the proposed acquisition of a virtual reality studio
  • Representing a global digital payment technology company in civil litigation alleging RICO and TVPRA violations related to the electronic payments industry
  • Representing a regional health system in a class action asserting invasion of privacy and wiretapping claims related to website analytics
  • Representing a national sports association in multi-plaintiff actions seeking to impose tort liability for CTE, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries sustained in college sports
  • Representing an international financial institution in a class action asserting Commodities Exchange Act and Sherman Act claims related to cotton futures
  • Representing a leading online home delivery service in a government investigation and related litigation alleging consumer fraud and deception
  • Representing a multinational technology company in multiple actions asserting federal and state anti-corruption claims related to an online video game
  • Representing a biopharmaceutical company in False Claims Act litigation related to marketing practices

Sydney previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Anna Blackburne Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Prior to joining Weil, she practiced at another international law firm. Sydney received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law where she was an Articles Editor for the UCLA Law Review.

Prior to law school, Sydney spent five years at Morgan Stanley supporting its Fixed Income Trading Desk and Operations team in trade support, risk management, and business management, serving as a liaison between the business unit and regulators, such as FINRA and the Federal Reserve.


* includes matters handled prior to joining Weil

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