Sidley Austin Named Bankruptcy Team of the Year at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2012
New York – Sidley Austin LLP was named Bankruptcy Team of the Year for the United States by Chambers & Partners at an awards ceremony held on June 7. The Chambers USA Awards for Excellence are based on research for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
The Chambers USA Awards for Excellence recognize a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also recognize notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
James Conlan, Co-Chairman of Sidley’s firmwide Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice, said, “We are honored to be recognized by Chambers as having a leading position in the field of optimizing the balance sheets of companies and sovereigns, particularly in these extraordinary times, and we are privileged to have been nominated with the other very fine practices that were among the finalists.” The other finalists were Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Jones Day and Morrison & Foerster. Co-Chairman Larry Nyhan added, “The Bankruptcy group is indebted to the many diverse practices at Sidley that contributed to our receipt of this prized recognition.”
Sidley’s Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice is among the largest corporate restructuring groups in the world. The group has more than 80 lawyers located in the firm’s Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and New York offices, plus an additional 60 lawyers from various other practice groups within the firm providing significant support in their respective disciplines. Sidley’s larger, public and more recent engagements include lead debtor counsel to Dynegy Holdings, Tribune Companies, Smurfit Stone Container, Lee Enterprises, RH Donnelley, Neenah Foundry Company, Merisant, Owens Corning, Federal-Mogul and the Flintkote Company.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the premier full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. This year, Sidley celebrates 30 years in Asia. Repeating its performance in the inaugural 2010 survey, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2011/12 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley was also named the U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in the 2011/12 survey (the first year of such designations). 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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