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Sidley Austin LLP
Los Angeles, California

THE FIRM: Sidley Austin LLP, with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and approximately 2000 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 GREATER LOS ANGELES OFFICES: Lawyers in Sidley’s Greater Los Angeles offices handle a wide range of complex matters for clients located in the Los Angeles area and all around the world. The offices – which are located in downtown Los Angeles, Century City, and Orange County – are organized into practice groups, including corporate and finance, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, real estate, media and entertainment, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, employment and labor law, environmental law and tax.

NEW ASSOCIATES: Generally, new associates are assigned to a work group based on their interest. In addition to a firm-wide orientation, each of the practice groups provide additional group-specific orientation and training, with the support of the Greater Los Angeles offices’ training and development staff. Other opportunities include the Litigation Skills Program and "Corporate College." Associates are encouraged to assume significant responsibility early in their careers, and we engage in detailed, semiannual reviews of each associate's performance, progress toward partnership, and overall growth as an attorney.

SUMMER PROGRAM: Our summer program is individualized because at Sidley we understand that each person is unique. Each candidate’s summer experience is curated by a team of two Sidley lawyers assigned only to that summer associate, with significant input from the summer associate. This team, typically made up of an experienced Sidley lawyer and a more junior associate, provides direct access to all of our varied practice groups and ensures that the summer associate gets real client work in the areas of law they choose to explore. The team structure also provides practical guidance to assist in the transition from law school into the practice of law. In addition to interesting client work, our summer program includes a variety of engaging events that deliver additional genuine opportunities to connect with the people in the Greater Los Angeles Sidley family. All aspects of our program have been carefully designed to further our ultimate goal – to provide each summer associate with an authentic understanding of life and work as a Sidley associate.

Contact Information

555 West Fifth Street, Suite 4000
Los Angeles, California 90013
United States

Hiring Attorney:
Ms. Christina M. Craige

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Susan McGrady
West Coast Legal Recruiting Director
555 West Fifth Street, Suite 4000
Los Angeles, California (CA) 90013
United States

Phone: 213 896-6855