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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.
Clients say: "Sidley has a very deep and impressive appellate group. The group works very collaboratively and can draw from a wide array of talent for any particular matter, and many of the lawyers in the group have had significant government experience, which is quite valuable."
One source notes: "I really like Sidley. They have a deep bench and their counsel and associates are all very capable. They do a tremendous job of trying cases."
Clients praise the team for its "phenomenal work," with others regarding the firm as "outstanding."
Successfully acted for PDR Network in an appeal concerning the alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, winning a victory at the US Supreme Court.
"Dean of the Bar" Carter Phillips is widely lauded as "a top-tier appellate advocate and one of the best." He 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. One client highlights his "wisdom and immense experience with complex legal principles and litigation" and report that "working with him has been a pure pleasure."
Peter Keisler is a "master strategist and terrific oral advocate" according to sources, who note that there is "not a better lawyer to litigate national issues and complex details." He has broad experience acting for clients in the US Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and the district courts. He is particularly noted for his expertise in telecommunications and climate change matters. One client reports: "He completely masters the details of the case yet is able to convey the information to judges in simple, common sense ways that they will understand. He seems to have a sixth sense to help us navigate our way through complex and critical litigation decisions."