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Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago

  • One South Dearborn
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60603
  • Tel:312 853 7000
  • Fax:312 853 7036
  • Web:
  • Chairman of Executive Committee: Carter G Phillips
  • Chairman of the Management Committee: Charles W Douglas
  • Vice Chairman of the Management Committee: Larry A Barden
  • Number of partners worldwide: 685
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 1849

Firm Overview: Sidley Austin is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being a powerful adviser for global businesses, with more than 1800 lawyers in 18 offices worldwide. In 2013, Sidley opened its 18th office in Boston, Massachusetts. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.
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 of any US law firm in the 2014 US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley has received the most first-tier national rankings each year since the survey began. Also named “Law Firm of the Year” for Corporate Law and Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.
■ One of only three firms to earn a place on The BTI Client Service 30 for 13 consecutive years; Named the number three law firm for overall client service in 2014
■ Named to Law360’s Global 20 in 2013, their list of the top 20 law firms with the “largest global presence and were involved in the biggest, most complex and most diverse array of cross-border matters over the past year”
■ Consistently ranked among the top global capital markets firms in the Thomson Reuters league tables
■ Named by the National Law Journal as the 2013 DC Litigation Department of the Year in the appellate category and as the 2013 Chicago Litigation Department of the Year in the Mass Torts category
■ Named USA Law Firm of the Year and Global Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year in the 2013 Who’s Who Legal Awards
■ Named as one of the top 25 national corporate law firms in Corporate Board Member magazine’s 2013 survey of corporate directors and general counsel
■ Named Investment Funds Team of the Year and Products Liability Team of the Year for the United States at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2013
■ Named the “Best North American Law Firm” in the 2013 Hedgeweek Awards
■ In the 2013 edition of LMG Life Sciences, Sidley had the most lawyers recognised as “Life Sciences Stars,” surpassing all other firms. Thirty-six of the firm’s lawyers are featured and Sidley is recognised in ten practice areas.
■ Named 2013 “US Life Cycle Firm of the Year” at the inaugural LMG Life Science awards and Sidley received the most awards (six) of any firm

Main Areas of Practice:
Accountants/Professional Service Firms Liability
Antitrust/Competition
Appellate
Banking and Financial Services
Communications Regulatory
Complex Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
Corporate Reorganisation and Bankruptcy
Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
Employee Benefits
Energy
Environmental
ERISA Litigation
Financial Services/Consumer Class Actions
Food, Drug, Medical Device Compliance/Enforcement
Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory
Global Finance
Government Strategies
Healthcare
Insurance
Insurance/Reinsurance Disputes
Intellectual Property
Litigation
International Arbitration (Commercial and Treaty)
International Trade
Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives
Labour, Employment and Immigration
Life Sciences
M&A and D&O Litigation
M&A
Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
Private Equity
Products Liability
Project Finance and Infrastructure
Public Finance
Real Estate
Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory
Securities
Securities Litigation
Tax
Tax Controversy
Technology & IP Transactions
Transportation
Trusts, Estates and Not-for-Profits
White-Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations

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Branches

  • 60 State Street,
  • 34th Floor,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109
  • Tel 617 223 0300
  • Fax 617 223 0301
  • One South Dearborn,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60603
  • Tel 312 853 7000
  • Fax 312 853 7036
  • 2001 Ross Avenue,
  • Suite 3600,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel 214 981 3300
  • Fax 214 981 3400
  • 1000 Louisiana Street,
  • Suite 6000,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel 713 315 9000
  • Fax 713 315 9199
  • 555 West Fifth Street,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90013
  • Tel 213 896 6000
  • Fax 213 896 6600
  • 787 Seventh Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10019
  • Tel +1 212 839 5300
  • Fax +1 212 839 5599
  • 1001 Page Mill Road,
  • Building 1,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
  • Tel +1 650 565 7000
  • Fax +1 650 565 7100
  • 555 California Street,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94104
  • Tel +1 415 772 1200
  • Fax +1 415 772 7400
  • 1501 K Street NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20005
  • Tel 202 736 8000
  • Fax 202 736 8711
  • Level 10,
  • 7 Macquarie Place,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 8214 2200
  • Fax +61 2 8214 2211
  • NEO Building, Rue Montoyer 51 ,
  • Montoyerstraat,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1000
  • Tel +32 2 504 64 00
  • Fax +32 2 504 64 01
  • Suite 608, Tower C2, Oriental Plaza,
  • No 1 East Chang An Avenue ,
  • Dong Cheng District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100738
  • Tel +8610 5905 5588
  • Fax +86 10 6505 5360
  • Level 39, Two International Finance Centre,
  • 8 Finance Street,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2509 7888
  • Fax +852 2509 3110
  • Suite 2009,
  • 5 Corporate Avenue,
  • 150 Hubin Road,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200021
  • Tel +86 21 2322 9322
  • Fax +86 21 5306 8966
  • Marunouchi Building 23F,
  • 2-4-1 Marunouchi,
  • Chiyoda-ku,
  • Tokyo,
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-6323
  • Tel +81 3 3218 5900
  • Fax +81 3 3218 5922
  • Level 31,
  • Six Battery Road,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 049909
  • Tel +65 6230 3900
  • Fax +65 6230 3939
  • Rue de Lausanne 139,
  • Sixth Floor,
  • Geneva,
  • Switzerland
  • CH-1202
  • Tel 41 22 308 00 00
  • Fax +41 22 308 00 01
  • Woolgate Exchange,
  • 25 Basinghall Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2V 5HA
  • Tel (020) 7360 3600
  • Fax (020) 7626 7937
  • DX 580 LONDON CITY
  • Email : ukinfo@sidley.com