Sidley was ranked No. 1 in Bloomberg’s Global Activism Market Review Adviser Rankings for company-side engagements among legal advisers during the first half of 2022. Sidley received the top ranking for campaigns globally and in the United States by number of campaigns and cumulative size of activist stake. Bloomberg ranked Sidley also as No. 1 in the US$5 billion+, US$1 billion+, and <US$1 billion target market cap categories. Furthermore, Sidley was ranked as the No. 1 defense law firm in the Technology, Financials, Consumer Staples and Investment Funds sectors.
Bloomberg credited Sidley with 30 campaigns in 2022, almost twice as many as the second-ranked law firm. These campaigns include Sidley’s representations of:
- Hasbro vs. Alta Fox
- NiSource vs. Elliott
- US Foods vs. Sachem Head
- SpartanNash vs. Macellum and Ancora
- Zendesk vs. JANA
- Alkermes vs. Sarissa
- LivePerson vs. Starboard
- Peloton vs. Blackwells
- TreeHouse Foods vs. JANA
Additionally in the first half of 2022, Chambers USA ranked Sidley in Band 1 for “Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense” and Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, the co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, as Top 5 lawyers in this category. In the past 5 years, they have represented companies in more than 100 proxy contests, several hundred other activist campaigns, and dozens of settlements — more than any other defense law practice in the country.
With over 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, Sidley is a premier legal adviser for clients across the spectrum of industries. Follow Sidley on Twitter @SidleyLaw.