We draw on the talents of more than 25 partners – many of whom are alumni of the SEC, CFTC, UK FSA/FCA and FINRA, have senior in-house experience or are Chambers-ranked – and over 50 counsel and associates. Our team often collaborates on client matters with other leading practices across the firm. We work closely with our investment funds group when handling matters for investment advisers; with our public companies practice on investigations and counseling regarding disclosure, FCPA, accounting issues, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues; and with our white collar lawyers on matters with criminal aspects. Clients consistently look to our legal, business and practical insights to help them navigate their most sensitive enforcement and compliance challenges.
Recognition for the Practice
Our practice stands apart for the vast breadth of its substantive experience, for the hands-on approach of its partners and for the unsurpassed depth of its regulatory knowledge. These distinctions have regularly earned our group recognition from a number of prominent industry publications, including Chambers USA, which honored Sidley with its “Financial Services Regulation Firm of the Year” award in 2019 and 2016. In the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, 10 Sidley lawyers were listed as “notable practitioners” for their nationwide work in securities regulation and broker-dealer compliance and enforcement. We also were named the 2020 and 2017 Securities Regulation “Law Firm of the Year” in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Survey.
According to client feedback in Chambers USA 2020, Sidley is “full of great people and deep across the board” and has “the top enforcement people and the top regulatory people.” One source comments that “for SEC, FINRA and bank regulatory matters, we find them on top of their game,” and highlights the team’s “substantive knowledge on industry trends, efficiency with billing and very accessible, responsive service.” Another client adds: “The effort they put in was amazing, and the service was top-drawer. They treat the individual the same way they would treat a big corporation.”