76 Sidley Lawyers Recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business for 2011
New York - Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 76 lawyers from Sidley Austin LLP as leaders in their field in their 2011 guide. In addition to lawyer rankings, the Chambers guide ranks practices on a global, regional and jurisdictional basis. Sidley ranked in a total of 60 practice areas in 14 jurisdictions (including global and regional), with 14 receiving number one rankings. Of the 76 recognized lawyers, 16 lawyers received number one rankings, one lawyer received an “Up and Coming” ranking and six lawyers were featured as “Regional Experts.” Sidley is also listed in the “Best of USA” table.
The 14 number one ranked practice areas are:
- Global category (3) - Capital Markets: Securitization; Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives; International Trade/WTO
- Asia-Pacific category (2) - Capital Markets: High-Yield Products; Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
- Europe-wide category (1) - International Trade/WTO
- Belgium category (1) - International Trade/WTO
- China category (1) - Capital Markets: US Law: High-Yield (International Firms)
- South Korea category (1) - Dispute Resolution: International Firms
- Switzerland category (1) - International Trade/WTO
- USA category (4) - Capital Markets: Securitization; Capital Markets: Structured Products; International Trade; Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Sixteen Sidley lawyers achieved 19 individual number one rankings for their work in specific practice areas: Thomas W. Albrecht, Capital Markets: Securitization (USA) and Capital Markets: Securitization (International Firms) (China); Scott D. Andersen, International Trade/WTO (Europe-wide and Switzerland); James Clark, Banking & Finance (USA); Eugene R. Elrod, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (USA); Thomas C. Green, Litigation: Trial Lawyers (USA); William D. Kerr, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (USA); Allen C. Kim, Dispute Resolution: International Firms (South Korea); Renwick Martin, Capital Markets: Securitization (USA); Graham Penn, Capital Markets: Securitization (United Kingdom); Daniel M. Price, International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA); Alan Charles Raul, Privacy & Data Security (USA); Robert J. Robinson, Capital Markets: Structured Products (USA); David R. Sawyier, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (USA); Michael Schmidtberger, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (USA); Matthew Sheridan, Capital Markets: U.S. Law: High Yield (International Firms) (China) and Capital Markets (International Firms) (Indonesia); and Andrew W. Shoyer, International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA). Kristina Nordlander received an “Up and Coming” ranking in the Belgium category of Competition/European Law.
The following lawyers were featured in new Spotlight Tables that recognize “Regional Experts,” those lawyers with specialist knowledge and experience of foreign jurisdictions outside their own country: Michael Durrer, Regional Experts: USA Focus, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitization & Derivatives (UK); Connie M. Friesen, Regional Experts: Asia Focus, Banking & Finance (USA); Samir A. Gandhi, Regional Experts: India Focus, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (USA) and Regional Experts: India Focus, Corporate/M&A (USA); Stephen Kinsella, Regional Experts: UK Focus, Competition/European Law (Belgium); Andrew C. Quale Jr., Regional Experts: Latin America Focus, Banking & Finance (USA); and Mark Walsh, Regional Experts: USA Focus, Capital Markets: Debt (UK).
A firm profile and complete rankings for Sidley are available on the Chambers and Partners website at: http://www.chambersandpartners.com.
The U.K.-based international publisher Chambers and Partners based its report on in-depth interviews with leading private practice lawyers and key in-house counsel.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s premier full-service law firms, with more than 1600 lawyers practicing in 17 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Sidley is recognized for service and responsiveness. Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the inaugural U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2010. BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and as number one in three of those years.
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