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Sidley Partner Carter Phillips Argues 100th Case in U.S. Courts of Appeals

Phillips Has Also Argued More Than 75 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – Sidley Austin LLP announced that its partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee Carter Phillips reached the significant milestone of arguing his 100th case before U.S. Courts of Appeals when he argued a case before the Federal Circuit on Friday December 7, 2012 on behalf of JTEKT Corporation and Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. against the International Trade Commission. Mr. Phillips has also argued more than 75 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I would not have been able to accomplish this without the unwavering and tireless support over the years of the many lawyers in our Appellate practice. Those lawyers, of course, have themselves argued dozens of cases before the appellate courts of the United States, including the Supreme Court,” said Phillips.

“We are exceedingly proud that Carter has reached this landmark achievement,” said Thomas A. Cole, co-chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “On behalf of the entire Firm, I congratulate him.”

“Congratulations to Carter on this tremendous accomplishment,” said Charles W. Douglas, chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “It is a testament to the depth and breadth of Sidley’s Appellate practice that Carter has reached those kinds of numbers.”

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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