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Sidley Austin LLP

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Chairman of Executive Committee: Michael J. Schmidtberger
Chairman of the Management Committee: Larry A. Barden
Number of partners worldwide: 670
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2,148

Firm Overview:
Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base. The strategic establishment of its offices in the key corporate and financial centres of the world has enabled it to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions. With over 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to ‘bet the company’ litigation, to cutting-edge regulatory issues.

Sidley values the recognition it has received in response to its leadership in its wide cross-section of legal services around the globe. These accolades, which come from professional peers, publications and industry journals and clients in numerous industries, include:

■ Named “Team of the Year” for International Trade for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Chambers USA Awards 
■ Received ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in FDA Law and Securities Regulation in the 2020 US News & World Report – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ report 
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables 
■ Named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 as one of only three firms to earn a place on the list for 18 consecutive years 
■ Named to the National Law Journal’s 2019 Appellate Hot List for the twelfth consecutive year 
■ Named 2019 ‘Firm of the Year’ in Healthcare, Pharma and Life Sciences; Real Estate and REIT; and Structured Finance and Securitisation by China Business Law Journal 
■ Named to the GRR 30 by Global Restructuring Review 
■ Named 2019 ‘Top Foreign Law Firm’ by India Business Law Journal 
■ Named 2018 ‘Firm of the Year’ in Trade & Customs, Illinois and USA by Who’s Who Legal 
■ Named 2018 Insurance and International Arbitration ‘Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 
■ Received a ‘perfect’ 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index Report for the eleventh consecutive year 
■ Received the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the eighth time in 2019

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Accountants & Professional Liability 
■ Antitrust/Competition 
■ Banking & Financial Services 
■ Capital Markets 
■ China Corporate & Finance
■ Commercial Litigation & Disputes 
■ Consumer Class Actions & ERISA Litigation
■ Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation 
■ Emerging Companies & Venture Capital 
■ Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 
■ Energy 
■ Environmental 
■ Food, Drug & Medical Device Compliance & Enforcement 
■ Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulatory
■ Global Arbitration, Trade & Advocacy 
■ Global Finance 
■ Government Strategies 
■ Healthcare 
■ Insurance 
■ Insurance Disputes 
■ Investment Funds
■ IP Litigation 
■ Labour, Employment & Immigration 
■ M&A 
■ Non-Profit Institutions 
■ Privacy & Cybersecurity 
■ Private Equity 
■ Products Liability 
■ Project Finance & Infrastructure 
■ Real Estate 
■ Restructuring 
■ Securities & Shareholder Litigation 
■ Securities Enforcement & Regulatory 
■ Supreme Court & Appellate 
■ Tax 
■ Tax Controversy 
■ Technology & IP Transactions 
■ Telecom & Internet Competition 
■ Transportation 
■ White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations

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