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:
■ Received the most first-tier national rankings in the 2018 US News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ survey and was named 'Law Firm of the Year’ for Litigation – Securities and Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
■ Named “2017 Team of the Year” for International Trade at the 2017 Chambers USA Awards
■ 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 year in a row
■ Named 2017 ‘Regulatory Firm of the Year’at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Named “Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business for the second consecutive year at the 2017 Hong Kong Law Awards
■ 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 by the National Law Journal as the 2016 ‘Chicago Litigation Department of the Year’ for White-Collar Defense
■ Received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in 2017
■ Recognized at the Latin Finance 2016 Deals of the Year Awards for its work in the ‘Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil’ category
■ 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

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Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019 Law and Practice in UK

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