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Sidley Austin LLP 
Size of Organization: 1700
Year Established: 1866
Main Office: Chicago, Illinois

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Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of our diverse client base. The strategic establishment of our offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled us to represent a broad range of clients that includes multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions.

Sidley has a broad transactional practice. Major practice disciplines include corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, project finance, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates.

We offer clients extensive litigation experience in trial, appellate and arbitration matters spanning virtually every area of substantive law. Main practice areas include general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, environmental, life sciences, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law.

Sidley's regulatory practice in Washington, D.C., Brussels and elsewhere provides communications, energy, environmental, food, drug and device, healthcare, insurance, financial institutions and securities regulatory services to our clients in virtually every major industry, especially those industries that have been strictly regulated worldwide, such as the life sciences, energy, telecommunications and financial industries.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Accountants/Professional Service Firms Liability; Antitrust/Competition; Appellate; Communications Regulatory; Complex Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance; Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy; Emerging Companies and Venture Capital; Employee Benefits; Energy; Environmental; ERISA Litigation; Executive Compensation; Financial Institutions Regulatory; Financial Services/Consumer Class Actions; Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and 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; Labor, Employment and Immigration; Life Sciences; M&A and D&O Litigation; M&A and Private Equity; Privacy, Data Security and Information Law; Products Liability; Project Finance and Infrastructure; Public Finance; Real Estate; SEC Enforcement; Securities; Securities and Futures Regulatory; Securities Litigation; Tax; Tax Controversy; Technology Transactions; Transportation; Trusts, Estates and Not-for-Profits.


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