The 2021 edition of Chambers FinTech ranked Sidley in seven categories, including Band 1 and Band 2 rankings in the new categories of District of Columbia and New York FinTech Legal, respectively. The guide further ranked Lilya Tessler in the FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies category and Joel Feinberg and David E. Teitelbaum in the FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending category. The annual guide is a part of Chambers and Partners’ Professional Advisers series. It features global-wide tables of the leading professionals in the legal, consulting, finance, and PR/communications aspects of fintech and covers two dozen regions.
Chambers praised Sidley as “highly regarded” for the firm’s experience on a wide range of financial matters. The guide particularly noted Sidley’s proficiency in the digital currency sector and for the strength of the firm’s broker-dealer and payments practices.
Sidley’s deep fintech roots reach back to earlier phases of the fintech revolution, when then-novel financial technologies were first developed and commercialized. Today, the firm remains a fintech leader as new developments cut across every aspect of the markets for banking, lending, securities, commodities, derivatives, insurance, and payments. Sidley’s multidisciplinary team of lawyers advises a broad range of clients about the many legal issues that arise during the development and implementation of financial technologies.