THE FIRM: Sidley Austin LLP, with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and approximately 2,300 lawyers, is one of the largest law firms in the world. Our diversified global practice encompasses the entire spectrum of corporate, transactional, litigation and governmental matters. Nationwide and throughout the world, Sidley Austin LLP prides itself on the breadth of its practice and the quality of its representation of an extraordinary client base, including many of the world's leading industrial enterprises, financial institutions, professional firms, health care providers and media and communications companies, as well as governmental and public entities and sovereign nations.
BUILT TO LEAD: In 2022, Sidley launched Built to Lead, its groundbreaking associate leadership and executive development program uniquely designed to deepen associates’ business acumen and leadership abilities. The program strives to prepare associates to rise to the challenges that clients face in an increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment—helping our associates better understand our clients and speak the language of business. Beginning in associates’ fourth year of practice, Built to Lead features MBA-level executive training at top U.S. business schools, along with professional development and personal career and business development coaching opportunities. Built to Lead also includes title changes, to Managing Associates (4th-year associates) and Senior Managing Associates (7th-year associates), in recognition of the increased managerial responsibilities at those career stages. Built to Lead serves as a key part of Sidley’s comprehensive approach to associate development. No matter where their careers may lead—whether ascending to partnership at Sidley, moving to an in-house or public service role, or pursuing another path—Sidley associates will be better prepared to succeed as the next generation of legal, business, and civic leaders.
THE HOUSTON OFFICE: Our Houston office opened its doors in 2012, anchored by partners who have practiced for decades in the city. With 80+ transactional lawyers, we have grown into one of the larger corporate practices in Houston by providing top-notch services to the energy industry, financial institutions, private equity funds and other regional, national and international clients. Our office also draws upon the strength of the broader firm, aligning with many of Sidley’s core practice areas – including mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets, securities and corporate governance, energy regulatory, project finance, private equity, environmental, international trade and litigation – to achieve results for clients on their most complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.