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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: 674
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2,032

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:
■ Received the most first-tier national rankings in the 2019 US News & World Report – Best Lawyers‘Best Law Firms’ report
■ Named “Team of the Year” for International Trade for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Chambers USA Awards
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Named to the 2018 BTI Client Service 30 as one of only three firms to earn a place on the list for 17 consecutive years
■ Named to the National Law Journal’s 2017 Appellate Hot List for the tenth consecutive year
■ Named by the National Law Journal as the 2016‘Chicago Litigation Department of the Year’ for White-Collar Defence
■ Named as one of the top 25 national corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member Magazine’s 2016 survey of corporate directors and general counsel
■ Named‘Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business at the 2016 Hong Kong Law Awards
■ Won ‘California Firm of the Year’ at the 2016 Benchmark Litigation Awards
■ Named ‘Regulatory Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards
■ Named as Law360’s ‘Practice Group of the Year’ in Appellate, International Arbitration and International Trade
■ Recognised at the Latin Finance 2016 Deals of the Year Awards for its work in the ‘Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil’ category
■ Received a ‘perfect’ 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index Report for the tenth consecutive year
■ Received the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the seventh time in 2018

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

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