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Sidley Austin LLP

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About Sidley Austin LLP

For more than a century and a half, Sidley has established itself as a leader in the legal industry, developing a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures that are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration, and unparalleled client service. The firm has forged strong relationships with the business community, demonstrating a deep understanding of the ever-evolving legal landscape and a commitment to fulfilling the needs of their global clients. Sidley is proud to serve an array of esteemed and innovative market leaders, many of whom are pioneering their respective industries and professions.The firm has cultivated a reputation for successfully representing clients in complex transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, drawing on its expertise from offices in commercial, financial, and regulatory centers around the world. Sidley is committed to embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity, not only within the firm itself but also the legal profession as a whole. Through their firmwide pro bono projects, the lawyers and staff dedicate over 100,000 hours annually to pro bono work, enabling them to make a meaningful impact in people's lives. Additionally, the firm partners with several charitable organizations as part of their corporate responsibility program, allowing their professionals to volunteer their time and skills to benefit communities in need.

Office Description:

We stand strong with Chicago and the world as we battle this pandemic and respond to the related market volatility and economic uncertainty. Working together, we will win this fight. Sidley's largest office traces its roots back to 1866. For over 150 years, the firm has grown with Chicago and remains one of the city's legal powerhouses. Almost 500 Chicago lawyers offer insights to our diverse client base on a broad range of litigation, transactional and regulatory matters. A tenet of the Sidley culture is to give back to the communities where we live and work. Every year, our lawyers and staff support and participate in a variety of Chicago service projects and volunteer initiatives that enrich the lives of others. Our Chicago office has committed substantial resources to the community and a variety of pro bono activities. In addition to an extensive commitment to death penalty, veterans' rights and asylum cases, Chicago lawyers serve on the boards of more than 200 cultural, academic and civic organizations and devote more than 45,000 pro bono hours each year to a variety of important matters. We are particularly proud of our firm's relationship with Kanoon Magnet Elementary School. In 1984, Sidley was the first law firm in Chicago to "adopt" a school. The partnership, now over 35 years old, is the longest running for any Chicago public school. Many generations of Sidley lawyers and staff have contributed their time, energy and resources to assist in improving the educational opportunities afforded to the students at Kanoon. Our Kanoon students enrich our lives, too, with cultural performances and book chats.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 21

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Boston, MA 37
Chicago, IL 820
Dallas, TX 112
Houston, TX 77
Los Angeles, CA 246
New York City, NY 386
Palo Alto, CA 41
San Francisco, CA 52
Washington, DC 296

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 49
Corporate 671
Energy and Oil & Gas 48
Environmental and Land Use 32
ERISA/Executive Compensation 43
Finance - Banking 132
General Practice 2
Government 5
Health Care 63
Insurance Coverage 63
IP 116
Labor & Employment 43
Litigation 627
Real Estate 80
Tax 83
Transportation 8

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