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Phillips of Sidley Austin Named One of Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers

Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the firm wide Executive and Management Committees, has been named one of the Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers by The National Law Journal. Mr. Phillips is among only 40 lawyers to receive this honor.

Criteria includes those lawyers who have “defined a decade” with “a reputation as the point man for high-level appellate cases.” Mr. Phillips demonstrated this in his successful representation of clients in the Supreme Court, including Tellabs Inc. in Tellabs v. Makor Issues & Rights, and eBay in eBay v. MercExchange. Mr. Phillips was also praised for his pro bono representation in Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church v. New York, and for his other appellate representations, including Fox Television Stations Inc. v. FCC.

According to today’s press release at marketwatch.com, Phillips was quoted as saying: “I am truly humbled to be recognized for such a significant honor. To be acknowledged by my colleagues in the legal community for my work over the past decade, and to be listed among lawyers whom I hold in the highest regard, is extremely gratifying. I share this honor with my colleagues at Sidley who have worked so closely with me and who have supported my practice so consistently for more than 25 years. I am proud to be a partner in a special law firm.”

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 17 U.S. and international cities.

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