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About Sidley Austin LLP:

More than 150 years after the founding of our firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Forging enduring relationships with the business community, while remaining attuned to the dynamic legal landscape, we understand and work to fulfill the needs of our global clients. We are proud to serve this varied and high-caliber group of market leaders, many of whom are pioneers in their respective industries and professions. Leadership in Law The firm has built a reputation for successfully representing clients on complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. From our offices in the commercial, financial and regulatory centers of the world, we harness our knowledge to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that our clients face. Committed to Positive Change We strongly believe in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds by retaining and promoting outstanding lawyers who reflect the global marketplace and communities that we serve. Our dedication to achieving greater diversity and inclusivity extends beyond our firm to the legal profession as a whole. We are passionate about making a meaningful impact by fostering positive change in many ways. Through our four firmwide pro bono projects, our lawyers and staff devote more than 100,000 hours annually to pro bono work, playing a vital role in people's lives around the world. In addition, we partner with several charitable organizations as part of our corporate responsibility program, enabling our professionals to contribute their talents to a variety of volunteer projects that 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.

Total Offices: 20

Total Attorneys: 1875

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