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Sidley Austin LLP

Law Firm of the Year

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Law Firm of the Year

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Rankings National & 185 Metro Areas
Practice Areas 90
No. of Best Lawyers® 285
Client Comments 460
Fee Practices See Details
Firm Size (U.S. & Non-U.S. Employees) 3646

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Select Clients

  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • eBay Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • General Electric Company
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Microsoft Corporation

Selected Client Comments

Public Finance Law

Sidley Austin lawyers assigned to our account are highly experienced and knowledgeable in non-profit tax-exempt bond financing. They take whatever time is necessary to keep the client updated and informed. I highly recommend Sidley Austin's public finance law group."

- Robert W. Giroux, Vermont Municipal Bond Bank

Insurance Law

Our Sidley Team of Susan Stone, Dan Neppl and company was great. The team worked well together and worked well with us. They are effective, ethical, knowledgeable, experienced, communicate extremely well and respond to their clients' direction and suggestions as appropriate. Their moral standards never waiver regardless of the tactics employed by less savory opponents. They are a pleasure to work with and demonstrate the abilities necessary to win. I have witnessed their confident, poised and effective presence in court. I am proud to be represented by them. They clearly have earned my firm recommendation. "

- Kay Bauslaugh, Amerisure Companies

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Alyssa Grikscheit and her colleagues at Sidley Austin have rendered very valuable assistance with respect to complex international investment and exit transactions. They have assisted us with a transaction involving UK, U.S. and Brazilian law as well as a transaction in Myanmar, where they worked seamlessly with local counsel in country and in Singapore. They appropriately tailor their advice to fit the situation and are unfailingly responsive with sound and helpful counsel. They have been a delight to work with!"

- Mary Chaffin, ACCION International

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

The Sidley Austin team are consummate professionals and at the cutting edge of their practice. I highly recommend them."

- Pamela Corrie, GE Capital

Tax Law

For several years, we have relied on Sidley for their expert tax analysis of our transactions. The advice we receive is greatly appreciated by our legal department, our business and our clients. Sidley's responsiveness parallels our responsiveness to our clients, so we appreciate their consistent efforts."

- Eric Castillo, BNP Paribas

Real Estate Law

Sidley Austin attorney Paul Walker is the best in the business. Not only is he an expert in all aspects of real estate law, but his strong business connections help facilitate transactions that maximize recoveries."

- Michael Criscito, Credit Suisse

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Sidley Austin attorney Liz Walker is an excellent litigation - bankruptcy lawyer. She is my top choice to hire for complex litigation. She has the ability to completely understand a situation and devise a creative and effective strategy. Her track record is stellar, and I am confident I have an advantage if she is on my side. She is highly recommended."

- Michael Criscito, Credit Suisse

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