Sidley was honored with the award for “Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion” at the 2019 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe ceremony. The firm was recognized for its role as a founding firm of the Reignite Academy, which provides opportunities for experienced lawyers to return to the profession after a career break.
The Reignite Academy sources and matches lawyers with opportunities at member firms, either through individual-supported placements or through inclusion on a six-month Reignite program. The Academy also provides coaching and support to all candidates while they reignite their careers.
The Financial Times awards honor innovation in the legal profession by European law firms with a focus on categories such as diversity, access to justice, technology and client service.