Sidley partners Chad S. Hummel and Debra E. Pole have been named as “Leaders of Influence” in the Litigators & Trial Attorneys category by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The annual list celebrates some of the very best litigators and trial attorneys in the region who “go to the proverbial mat” to defend their clients.
Chad is a member of Sidley’s Commercial Litigation and Disputes, Antitrust, and White Collar practices and a co-leader of the firm’s national trial practice. Throughout his three decades in private practice, Chad has tried some of the nation’s highest profile civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, successfully defending mission critical and “bet-the-company” matters and achieving eight-figure verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs he has represented. His notable trial wins this past year have been for clients in the entertainment, mortgage banking, and hospitality industries.
Debra is a partner in Sidley’s Los Angeles Litigation group and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She trains, supervises, and manages a number of lawyers and paraprofessionals in the Products Liability and Mass Torts practice in Los Angeles. She is recognized globally as a leader in the products liability area. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in multi-district litigation, class actions, and products liability litigation. Debra has extensive jury trial experience in both federal and state courts involving mass tort litigation, class actions, complex litigation, and Daubert proceedings. Debra is also a Fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a former Chair of its Admissions Committee.