Sidley was ranked No. 1 in FactSet’s Flashwire Advisor Quarterly among law firms for corporate defense during the first half of 2021. Sidley was credited with 20 defended campaigns. (FactSet counts only new campaigns).
This new ranking follows Sidley’s No. 1 ranking by Bloomberg for the first half of 2021 and Sidley’s previous No. 1 rankings in the activism defense league tables of Bloomberg, FactSet, Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters), and Activist Insight for 2020.
Additionally, in the first half of 2021, the co-chairs of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice, Kai Liekefett and Derek Zaba, were ranked by Chambers USA as amongst the top five attorneys for takeover defense. Over the past five years, Mr. Liekefett and Mr. Zaba have represented companies in more than 85 proxy contests, several hundreds of other activist campaigns, and dozens of settlements, more than any other defense law firm in the country.