Core Values in Action

“Having worked my entire career in client-driven businesses, first in consulting and then as an attorney, I recognize the importance of understanding the business objectives that drive a client’s litigation strategy.  It is with this focus that I can best shepherd a case to a resolution that is in alignment with the client’s business strategy.”

Verona "Missy" Sandberg is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group.  

Missy has worked on a wide range of cases dealing with Antitrust, Class Action, Breach of Contract, Employment Disputes, and other Complex Litigation.

Her experience includes working as part of the Freeborn trial team to successfully defend a global mining company against allegations of price-fixing and output restriction in a large multi-district litigation class action, as well as counseling a client on a potential merger with one of its competitors. Missy also has assisted various clients with breach of contract disputes in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. She has drafted separation agreements and has defended companies against discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

Prior to joining the Firm, Missy was a consultant at Arthur Andersen LLP involved in providing financial consulting services and damages analyses to attorneys and corporate clients.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - 2016 (cited in multiple years)
  • Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers - 2018 (cited in multiple years)


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Editor, Journal of International Law and Business
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with honors

State Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois