San Francisco

United States

555 California Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104

+1 415 772 1200
+1 415 772 7400 Fax

San Francisco

United States

555 California Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94104

+1 415 772 1200
+1 415 772 7400 Fax

Sidley’s office in San Francisco helps innovation-driven clients succeed in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Our partners comprise market-leading practitioners across the range of core disciplines important to companies in the region. We also harness the resources and experience of practices from the firm’s global reach, which encompasses 20 offices in the U.S. (including Silicon Valley), Europe and Asia. Respected rankings organizations such as Chambers USA (2015) report that our San Francisco team “provide[s] the highest-class service,” is “very solution-oriented” and is “terrific ... top to bottom.”

Benchmark California Litigation Award

Matters of importance

The lawyers in our San Francisco office are consistently entrusted with commercially significant transactions and litigations. A selection of recent notable matters includes successfully representing: 

  • PayPal, Inc. in its $890 million acquisition of international money transfer company Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM).
  • The world’s largest independent biologics company in the first case involving issues affecting the market introduction of biosimilars under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. 
  • A national investment adviser in a multi-year SEC investigation of the actions and disclosures of its flagship municipal securities mutual fund during the financial crisis, in which we successfully convinced the SEC to close the investigation without action. 
  • eBay, Inc. in connection with its inaugural $1.5 billion senior notes offering and subsequent $3.0 billion and $3.5 billion senior notes offerings, as well as the establishment of eBay’s $2.0 billion commercial paper program. SF
  • Tribeca Enterprises, operator of a network of branded entertainment businesses including the Tribeca Film Festival, in its joint venture with Lionsgate for the recently-launched Tribeca Shortlist online subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.

Delivering value to Bay Area companies

Sidley’s San Francisco team provides value in core practice areas that are important to companies in industries both established and new:

The office also has teams dedicated to corporate governance and executive compensation, emerging companies and venture capital, privacy, data security and information law and public finance.

Recognized as leaders in the profession

Successful advocacy on behalf of our clients has earned Sidley’s San Francisco team Sharon Flanagan right alignedrecognition in respected industry publications. For example, in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey, Sidley’s San Francisco office received more than 20 first-tier rankings. Members of our team consistently garner recognition in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and The Daily Journal. Our lawyers have been recognized by their clients, peers and opponents in lists such as The Daily Journal’s “Top Intellectual Property Litigators in California,” The American Lawyer’s “45 under 45,” and The Daily Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40.”

The office maintains an active pro bono practice, handling matters including applications for political asylum, criminal appeals, human rights issues, habeas corpus petitions and veterans’ health benefits.

Our lawyers are current or former adjuncts at Stanford Law School, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall) and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In addition, the office proudly supports Stanford Law’s Science and Technology Lab, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Berkeley’s Center for Law and Technology.

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