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.
THE BOSTON OFFICE: Sidley’s Boston-based lawyers have strong, growing and diverse practices which focus on (a) complex litigation, government enforcement and white collar defense, (b) private equity matters, including representing sponsors and their portfolio companies in investment activities and exit transactions, (c) representation of asset managers in fund formation and offerings, compensation and structuring, M&A activities, portfolio transactions and related regulatory matters, (d) securities and broker-dealer regulation, (e) transactional, regulatory, and enforcement matters in the energy markets, and (f) search funds, including formations, financings, acquisitions, and dispositions. The Boston team works with our local and global clients across practice areas and geographies, involving lawyers from other groups with industry- and region-specific knowledge. We provide clients with sophisticated representation and advice, with the added benefits of the collective experience, insight and talent of Sidley’s global footprint. Being a part of the Boston office affords you the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment while enjoying the resources and support of a large global firm. The Boston office is a growing office, and expects to expand its areas of focus building on Sidley’s global strengths.
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.