Firm / Organisation

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: 665
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2,074

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’ for Litigation – Securities and Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law in the 2018 US News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ survey
■ Named 2019 'Financial Services Firm of the Year' at the 2019 Chambers USA Awards
■ 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 2018 Appellate Hot List for the eleventh year in a row
■ Named 2018 “USA Firm of the Year” and “Trade & Customs Firm of the Year”
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Named “Best Law Firm” by AsianInvestor at the 2018 Asset Management Awards
■ Received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in 2018
■ Received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh consecutive year and designated as a 2018 ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Accountants & Professional Liability
■ Antitrust/Competition
■ Banking & Financial Services
■ Capital Markets
■ Communications Regulatory
■ Complex Commercial Litigation
■ Consumer Class Actions
■ Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation
■ Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy
■ 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
■ Labor, Employment & Immigration
■ M&A
■ Non-Profit Institutions
■ Privacy, Data Security & Information Law
■ Private Equity
■ Products Liability
■ Project Finance & Infrastructure
■ Real Estate
■ Securities & Derivatives Enforcement & Regulatory
■ Securities & Shareholder Litigation
■ Supreme Court & Appellate
■ Tax
■ Tax Controversy
■ Technology & IP Transactions
■ Transportation
■ Trusts & Estates
■ White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations


Total 4 contributions

Investment Funds 2019 Law and Practice in USA

David P Kreisler, Jesse C Kean, Daniel F Spies, John T Schaff

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Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019 Law and Practice in Belgium

Wim Nauwelaerts, Lauren Cuyvers

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Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019 Law and Practice in UK

William RM Long, Geraldine Scali

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