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Sidley Austin LLP

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Chairman of Executive Committee: Michael J. Schmidtberger
Chairman of Management Committee: Larry A. Barden
Number of partners worldwide: 686
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2,090

Firm Overview:
Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. 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 “Law Firm of the Year” in the FDA Law and Securities Regulation categories by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ survey
■Named “Regulation Firm of the Year” for Financial Services at the 2019 Chambers USA Awards
■Finalist for The American Lawyer’s 2019 “Litigation Department of the Year”
■Named “Firm of the Year” in Data – Security, Life Sciences – Regulatory and Trade & Customs at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2019
■Awarded “Business Partnership Award – Bronze” at the Learning in Practice Awards by Chief Learning Office magazine
■Named to Forbes’ 2019 America’s Top Corporate Law Firms supplement
■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 to the GRR 30 by Global Restructuring Review
■Named to the GIR 30 by Global Investigations Review
■Named to the GAR 30 by Global Arbitrations Review
■Named 2019 Appellate, International Trade, Life Sciences and Telecommunications ‘Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360
■Named 2018 Insurance and International Arbitration ‘Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360
■Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■Received a ‘perfect’ 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index Report for the eleventh consecutive year
■Received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in 2019

Main Areas of Practice:
■Accountants and Professional Liability
■Commercial Litigation and Disputes
■Consumer Class Actions and ERISA Litigation
■Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
■Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
■Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
■Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement
■Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory
■Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy
■Government Strategies
■Insurance Disputes
■Labor, Employment and Immigration
■Non-Profit Institutions
■Privacy and Cybersecurity
■Private Equity
■Products Liability
■Project Finance and Infrastructure
■Securities and Shareholder Litigation
■Securities Enforcement and Regulatory
■Supreme Court and Appellate
■Tax Controversy
■Technology and IP Transactions
■Telecom and Internet Competition
■White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigation


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