Sidley was ranked No. 1 in Bloomberg’s Global Activism Market Review Adviser Rankings by number of company-side engagements of legal advisors in North America (U.S. and Canada) in 2021. Bloomberg also ranked Sidley as No. 1 legal advisor in the Technology and Health Care sectors.
This new ranking follows Sidley’s win of the 2021 “Adviser Award” from Activist Insight for the total issuer representations. Additionally in 2021, Sidley was recognized as “Defense Adviser of the Year (Large Cap)” by The Deal. The co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, were also ranked by 2021 Chambers USA as among the top five lawyers for takeover defense in New York.
Over the past five years, Mr. Liekefett and Mr. Zaba have represented companies in more than 85 proxy contests, several hundred other activist campaigns and dozens of settlements — more than any other corporate defense law practice in the country.