Sidley was named among Law360’s 2019 “Practice Groups of the Year” in the Appellate, International Trade, Life Sciences and Telecommunications categories. The annual awards honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal profession.
Sidley’s widely recognized Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy; Global Life Sciences; Supreme Court and Appellate; and Telecom and Internet Competition practices regularly advise on novel and precedent-setting matters.
Clients around the world depend on the firm’s Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy lawyers to navigate the intricate web of rules and contracts that govern international commerce in order to harness business opportunities and mitigate risk. The team has a strong track record of success as global advocates in delivering creative solutions to the challenges clients face, including those arising in investment screening/CFIUS, customs, economic sanctions and export controls, trade agreement negotiations, trade remedies litigation, and trade disputes in the World Trade Organization and other treaty-based fora.
The firm’s pioneering Global Life Sciences team, comprising over 200 lawyers across numerous practices, understands the challenges clients face in the course of conducting business across the global drug and device supply chain. Advising on the full scope of regulatory, compliance and enforcement, litigation and transactional matters, the team offers a holistic legal approach to assist clients in navigating industry changes, technological advances, market demands and policy hurdles.
Sidley was one of the first law firms to have a dedicated national Supreme Court and Appellate practice, with a team recognized for leadership in addressing groundbreaking and complex questions of federal and state law. The firm’s robust practice includes more than 30 former Supreme Court law clerks, has briefed over 225 cases on the merits and argued 124 cases before the Supreme Court. The team has argued over 590 cases in federal appellate courts since 1985, filed briefs in more than 400 cases and presented argument in almost 60 percent of those cases.
The firm has a history of more than 150 years representing telecommunications companies. Currently, Sidley’s Telecom and Internet Competition practice represents AT&T and other leading Internet companies in regulatory, antitrust, litigation and appellate matters involving many of the highest-profile policy issues affecting the communications and Internet ecosystem.