John M. O'Hare



John M. O’Hare joined the Northwestern Law faculty as a Lecturer after practicing with Sidley Austin in Chicago for over 40 years.  He also practiced with the firm in Asia for several years, serving as Managing Partner of the Singapore office. His practice has covered a broad range of transactional matters for public and private, US and multi-national companies, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, advising companies and their boards of directors regarding disclosure and governance matters, as well as joint ventures and project finance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Securities Regulation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Joint Ventures
  • Executive Compensation


  • AB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • JD, Harvard Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP

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