NEW YORK & CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Sidley Austin LLP announced today that it has, for the fourth year in a row and each year since the survey’s inception, received more first-tier national rankings than any other U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. A full listing of its rankings can be viewed online today via the U.S. News – Best Lawyers website (http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/).
“This is quite an accomplishment, and I wish to congratulate Sidley on its clear commitment to client service.”
“This year, for the fourth straight year, Sidley has more first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers law firm rankings than any other U.S. law firm,” said Steven Naifeh, President and Founder, Best Lawyers. “This is quite an accomplishment, and I wish to congratulate Sidley on its clear commitment to client service.”
In addition to receiving the most first-tier national rankings again this year, Sidley has also received the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” recognition in the Corporate Law and Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law categories. “Law Firm of the Year” designations are based on law firms' overall performance in a given practice area and represent a significant showing in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey research.
“We view our continued success in these rankings as a direct reflection that our clients recognize and value the high-caliber service we provide,” said Carter Phillips, chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “Being recognized for four straight years with the most first-tier national rankings makes us exceedingly proud of the relationships we have developed with our clients and the fact they consistently view us as their trusted advisor.”
The 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The 2014 survey had the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. More than 12,000 attorneys provided more than 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.
“It is a privilege to have received this prestigious recognition for the fourth consecutive year,” said Charles W. Douglas, co-chair of Sidley’s Management Committee. “This achievement is closely linked to our ability to attract top-notch lawyers who share our deep, ongoing commitment to providing clients with first-class service. We consistently strive to exceed the expectations of our clients and are very pleased to have been recognized for this honor based on their input.”
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis and Best Lawyers is a leading survey of lawyers worldwide. The 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” national first-tier rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Legal Issue and national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” Standalone Publication, both available later this month.
Sidley received first-tier national rankings in the following 50 practice areas:
- Antitrust Law
- Appellate Practice
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Biotechnology Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Communications Law
- Corporate Law
- Derivatives and Futures Law
- Energy Law
- Environmental Law
- Equipment Finance Law
- FDA Law
- Health Care Law
- Immigration Law
- Insurance Law
- International Arbitration - Commercial
- International Arbitration - Governmental
- International Trade and Finance Law
- Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
- Litigation - Antitrust
- Litigation - Banking & Finance
- Litigation - Bankruptcy
- Litigation - Environmental
- Litigation - ERISA
- Litigation - First Amendment
- Litigation - Intellectual Property
- Litigation - Labor & Employment
- Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
- Litigation - Patent
- Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
- Litigation - Securities
- Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
- Media Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Mutual Funds Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Patent Law
- Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
- Public Finance Law
- Railroad Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities/Capital Markets Law
- Securities Regulation
- Securitization and Structured Finance Law
- Tax Law
- Technology Law
- Transportation Law
- Trusts & Estates Law
- Venture Capital Law
In the survey’s regional rankings, the following Sidley offices received first-tier rankings:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
With approximately 1,700 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. For the fourth consecutive year, and every year since the survey’s inception, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. On Law360’s list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked among the top law firms “with the greatest global reach and expertise.” To stay up-to-date with the latest Sidley news, please follow us on Twitter at @SidleyNewsroom.
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