Sidley Austin Wins Most First-Tier National Rankings Third Time in a Row in “Best Law Firms” Survey
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Sidley Austin has won the highest number of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News “Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’” survey for the third consecutive year. Besides winning 55 top national rankings, Sidley Austin was also awarded the “Law Firm of The Year” in two sectors – Securities/Capital Markets and Commercial Litigation. Steven Naifeh, the President and Founder of the survey and awards said “Each year since the survey began, Sidley has achieved more first –tier national rankings than any other law firm in the U.S. … I want to congratulate Sidley on these outstanding results.”

Thomas A. Cole, co-chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee said “We are honored to have been recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers with the most first-tier national rankings for the third straight year … It is very rewarding to know that our clients continue to place their trust in us and our ability to provide sound counsel to help them achieve their business goals.”

Charles W. Douglas, chair of the Sidley’s Management Committee said, “This recognition is a symbol of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing clients with the highest level of service that addresses every area of client need.” Co-chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee, Carter G. Phillips echoed the same sentiments and said, “It is a privilege that our clients have recognized Sidley with this honor for three consecutive years.”


The U.S. News – Best Lawyers Law Firm rankings evaluates law firms across the U.S. using a wide range of objective data that includes feedbacks from thousands of law firm employees, private practice lawyers, and law firm clients.

Sidley’s Chicago office received the highest number of rankings (44) for the third consecutive year among the law firm’s offices.

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