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December 17, 2012
Sidley Austin LLP Elects 26 to Partnership in Nine Offices

Chicago – Sidley Austin LLP announced today that it has elected 26 lawyers in nine offices – seven U.S. and two international – to its partnership effective January 1, 2013. These new additions to the Firm’s partnership practice across multiple disciplines, including corporate, litigation and regulatory, and represent a good cross-section of the Firm’s expansive capabilities.

“Our 2013 class of new partners is made up of an exceptional group of lawyers who have demonstrated strong legal and client service skills,” said Thomas A. Cole, co-chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. “On behalf of the Firm, I welcome them to the partnership.”

“Congratulations to this talented group of lawyers on being elected to the Firm’s partnership,” said Carter G. Phillips, co-chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “They have each earned this recognition and we are very proud of their efforts and proud to call them our partners.”

“This new class of partners represents the future of our firm, and we are pleased to welcome them to the partnership,” said Charles W. Douglas, chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “We applaud their dedication and commitment.”

The following is a list of the new partners by office and primary area of practice for each:

Chicago
Jonathan C. Babb, M&A and Private Equity
Tacy F. Flint, Appellate
Michael P. Heinz, Securities
Ben Keith, Healthcare
Sarah M. Konsky, Labor, Employment and Immigration
Marketa Lindt, Labor, Employment and Immigration
Patrick M. Mellon, Investment Funds, Advisors and Derivatives
Chris K. Meyer, ERISA Litigation
Benjamin A. Rosemergy, Employee Benefits
David E. Woods, Real Estate

Dallas
Kristoffer Leftwich, Intellectual Property Litigation

Houston
Tracy N. LeRoy, Complex Commercial Litigation

London
William RM Long, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
Will Smith, Tax

Los Angeles
Joshua T. Hofheimer, Technology Transactions
Matthew S. Jorgenson, Intellectual Property Litigation

New York
Andrew D. Hart, Complex Commercial Litigation
Matt Hughey, Public Finance
Brian J. Lohan, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy

San Francisco
Ryan M. Sandrock, Antitrust/Competition

Singapore
Gerard Hekker, Securities

Washington, D.C.
Jill Caiazzo, International Trade
Danielle J. Carter, White Collar
David J. Ludlow, Food, Drug & Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement
HL Rogers, White Collar
Matthew J. Warren, Transportation

Sidley is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses, with approximately 1,700 lawyers in 18 offices worldwide. For the third consecutive year, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, making it the only law firm to receive this recognition since the survey’s inception. Sidley was also named the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law in the 2013 survey. On Law360’s list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked among the top 10 law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise. To keep up with the latest Sidley news, please follow us on Twitter at @SidleyNewsroom.

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