Sidley has been featured in the Elite Table of the 2022 edition of GDR 100, Global Data Review’s annual guide that profiles the world’s leading data law firms. The Elite Table features the top-ranked firms. The annual GDR 100 covers data localization, private disputes revolving around the acquisition or misuse of industrial data, antitrust barriers to the exploitation of data, companies using IP and confidentiality laws to protect their proprietary information, and more.
Global Data Review praised Sidley for handling numerous Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory investigations that resulted in no enforcement actions or public disclosure — what clients view as the ultimate success. The publication highlighted the firm’s representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and AT&T. Sidley was also commended for assisting clients in the response to the major SolarWinds hack, in which Russian hackers breached the SolarWinds software supply chain and obtained the ability to spy on or potentially disrupt more than 16,000 computer systems worldwide. The firm also assisted 100 clients on the implications of the Schrems II decision.
The publication also noted that Sidley’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice established itself over two decades ago as a leading source for privacy and cybersecurity advice. Practicing actively in this area since 1998, the group has been at the forefront of cyberlaw. The group represents businesses in complex cybersecurity, privacy, and novel technology matters, as well as related regulatory, litigation, investigation, and law enforcement issues. Comprising more than 70 lawyers, the global team focuses on cutting-edge matters related to cybersecurity preparedness, confidential information and intellectual property, incident and data breach response, and privacy and data protection.