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Sidley Austin LLP

Appellate Law

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What the team is known for

Renowned as one of the first dedicated practices in the area, with a highly skilled and well-supported bench of litigators able to handle cases ranging from the most technical business cases to high-profile public interest matters. Demonstrates outstanding credentials appearing before the Supreme Court, alongside significant abilities in state and wider federal appellate work. Counts a number of household names in the financial services, life sciences and industrial sectors among its clients, alongside an active practice representing individuals in civil rights disputes.

Strengths

Clients say: "Sidley is a top-flight firm and a go-to choice for high-stakes appellate litigation."

A source adds: "In this case it was like we had an army; we had all the resources we required and they were all outstanding and collaborative - there was no such thing as a weak link. Whatever was needed, it was done."

Work highlights

Appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of William Baroni, a former director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to overturn a fraud conviction surrounding his role in the 'Bridgegate' scandal, successfully arguing that reallocating lanes of traffic on the George Washington Bridge did not constitute federal property fraud.

Notable practitioners

Carter Phillips has a broad appellate practice and is regarded as a go-to for high-profile appeals, counting almost 90 Supreme Court arguments to his name.
"Carter is one of the most brilliant, affable and unassuming lawyers you will ever meet. He has this rare combination of legal skill and humility which serves his clients very well." "He has an incredible amount of experience arguing cases before the US Supreme Court. His oral argument and analytical skills are excellent."

Peter Keisler has broad experience acting for clients in the US Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and the district courts.
"His oral arguments are beautiful, it's like watching Picasso paint. He is an amazing person and a great lawyer." "He's a phenomenal lawyer."

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Appellate Law

Sidley Austin LLP

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Location

One South Dearborn

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60603

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Appellate Law


Carter Phillips
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Peter Keisler
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