Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

http://www.sidley.com 
Main Office:
1 South Dearborn Street | Chicago | IL | 60603
Phone: 312-853-7000  | Fax: 312-853-7036 

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Year of establishment 1866 Number of partners 612
Number of offices 18 Partner to associate ratio 0.80
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 33.60
Number of attorneys 1497 Percentage of minority attorneys 14.80
Number of associates 731 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.70
Sidley Austin LLP
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Overview


Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With more than 1,700 lawyers in 18 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.


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Sidley Austin LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on September 25, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Raise the pay and benefits. Treat your workers better.

Pros: The work was interesting at times. I enjoyed most of the people I worked with. There is room for advancement here. There are a good variety of practice areas.

Cons: The compensation is not very good for the amount of work you do here. I didn't get along with everyone here. There are some cliques and office politics.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on June 05, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Work closer with your staff to find compromise.

Pros: Listening is the Key

Cons: I was never worried about losing my job or being replaced, however, there is very little opportunity to grow or advance in this firm. The management isn't too flexible when it came to working around my schedule with three young children.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Notable cases


  • Sidley Austin's appellate group has argued many landmark cases before the Supreme Court. Some of these are:
  • U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton
  • Missouri v. Jenkins
  • United States v. Lopez.

Sidley Austin LLP Awards and Recognitions


Sidley Austin has received 56 first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey in the 2011-2012 survey, more than any other law firm.

The law firm has been awarded the "Best International Firm for Talent Management" by Euromoney Legal Media Group in its inaugural Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Sidley Austin will be receiving the 2012 Access to Justice Award at the ACLU Foundation of Southern California' 18th Annual Law Luncheon on June 8.

Sidley Austin has been named the "Best Onshore Law Firm - Client Service" at the HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2012.

Diversity


One-fifth of the firm's partners are women and almost half the associates are women. The firm has a very active approach towards promoting diversity in its ranks and has been recognized for its efforts by the legal community repeatedly over the years. The firm has a Diversity Committee which works to address a wide variety of inclusion and diversity issues.

Summer associate program


Sidley Austin runs a 10-week summer program in its U.S. offices. Students are expected to complete on an average 11 to 15 assignments and are expected to do six hours of billable activity every day. Even though the legal sector was hit by the general recession, Sidley Austin managed to offer its entire summer class of 2010 fulltime job offers. In 2011, the firm also doubled its intake of its summer class bringing it closer to its pre-recession number.

In 2012, the firm was paying its summer associates $3,100 per week in compensation.

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