March 20, 2012
Three Sidley Partners Win ILO Client Choice Awards for 2012
New York – Three partners at Sidley Austin LLP are among the winners of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2012: Joel D. Feinberg – Banking (USA); Andrew W. Shoyer – Trade & Customs (USA); and Perry J. Shwachman - Insurance & Reinsurance (USA). The ILO Client Choice Awards recognize the law firms and individual partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.
The ILO research team surveyed senior corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Firms and partners were assessed on the following criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology. Sidley was named the U.S. Law Firm of the Year at the ILO Client Choice Awards 2010.
“Providing exceptional client service is core to Sidley’s mission as a law firm,” said Thomas A. Cole, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. “On behalf of the entire firm, I congratulate Joel, Andy and Perry on these well-deserved awards.”
Joel D. Feinberg (Washington, D.C.) advises banks and other financial institutions on regulatory counseling, public policy and transactional matters. Mr. Feinberg works with clients on a broad array of regulatory compliance issues, including issues related to anti-money laundering. Mr. Feinberg has extensive experience counseling financial institutions and payment networks regarding all aspects of payment products, including prepaid card products, funds transmission products and mobile payment products.
Andrew W. Shoyer (Washington, D.C.) is a partner and chair of the firm’s international trade and dispute resolution practice. Mr. Shoyer focuses on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements. Drawing on his experience at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and with the WTO, Mr. Shoyer advises companies, trade associations and governments on the use of WTO, NAFTA and other treaty-based trade and investment rules to open markets and resolve disputes. Mr. Shoyer also won this award for 2010.
Perry J. Shwachman (Chicago) is co-head of Sidley’s Global Insurance and Financial Services Group and a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee. He regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of matters involving the insurance industry. His clients include insurance companies, commercial and investment banks, investment managers and other financial institutions that transact with insurance companies. For over twenty years he has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance, securities, insurance securitization, private equity, lending, derivative, structured product, structured investment vehicle and stable value transactions, as well as on insurance regulatory matters.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s 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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