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With lawyers across four continents, Sidley’s litigation practice is a powerhouse of accomplished litigators. At the outset of any dispute or investigation, we partner with our clients to gain a deep understanding of their business and litigation objectives, and work closely with in-house legal and business teams to most effectively and efficiently achieve those objectives. We favor a team-oriented approach with our clients, keeping them informed and consulting with them throughout the litigation and dispute resolution process. From the moment our clients find themselves in a legal dispute, our lawyers are focused not just on the next deadline, but on the optimal path to obtaining a favorable resolution of the matter that is truly in the best interest of our clients.

When disputes cannot be resolved short of litigation, we attack the case with a results-oriented approach designed to obtain victory or a favorable settlement efficiently and promptly. Our teams often combine first-chair trial skills with deep interdisciplinary experience on the business, regulatory, and legal issues underlying the litigation, allowing us to implement a tailored, strategic path to success. Where appropriate, we team with our award-winning appellate practice so that the results we achieve stand up on appeal.

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First-Rate Trial Lawyers

A Record of Success. Our track record is unparalleled in high-stakes, mission-critical cases against well-regarded opponents. We have guided clients through many historic litigation victories and have extensive experience trying cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators across a range of substantive legal fields and industries.

Trusted Advice and Client-Centric Approach. We build long-standing relationships with our clients and tailor our comprehensive trial strategy to their business needs.

Global Reach and Cross-Border Coverage. Our deep bench of trial lawyers has tried cases all over the world and in virtually every U.S. jurisdiction.

Broad Industry and Government Experience. Many of our victories have been on behalf of clients facing investigations and enforcement actions from major government agencies. Our strong regulatory practice provides us with valuable insight and subject-matter experience.

Litigation Capabilities – Strategic and Client Ready

Developing long-term relationships with clients allows us to deliver consistent value over time. We aim to resolve matters at the appropriate time to achieve our clients’ goals, working closely with their in-house teams to identify and manage risk, so they can maintain control over litigation matters.

A Deep Regulatory and Governmental Nexus. Sidley’s bench includes former senior officials from the European Commission, PRC, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and DOJ as well as virtually every federal agency, such as the SEC, EPA, FTC, FDA, and FERC, among many others. Our CLD lawyers routinely work closely with our regulatory and governmental lawyers to ensure Sidley is able to address all aspects of a client’s legal needs.

A True International Reach. Members of the practice are fluent in diverse languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Italian, French, German, Danish, Dutch, and Russian.

We represent clients on a wide variety of contractual and tortious disputes. Our work includes corporate and commercial litigation, including financial services, such as matters related to U.S. securities, various stock exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S. and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong as well as disputes related to insolvency, life sciences, construction, energy, insurance, shipping, international trade and labor/employment matters and regulatory and compliance matters.

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