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 19 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.”
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:
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:
Recognized as leaders in the profession
Successful advocacy on behalf of our clients has earned Sidley’s San Francisco team recognition 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.