With 1,900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, Sidley has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. Sidley has for the sixth year in a row received the most first-tier national rankings in the US News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ survey. On Law360’s list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked among the top law firms ‘with the greatest global reach and expertise’.
Sidley’s white-collar group is recognised for its significant experience in all aspects of corporate criminal defence and enforcement-related litigation – from internal investigations, to representing clients in grand jury investigations, to managing parallel criminal and civil proceedings, to trial, to extraditions and counselling on foreign criminal investigations and to advising on voluntary disclosure and compliance issues, including issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Sidley’s securities and derivatives enforcement and regulatory group advises and defends clients in a wide range of securities- and derivatives-related matters. With more than 150 lawyers in 10 offices worldwide, the group provides comprehensive regulatory, enforcement and litigation solutions in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), self-regulatory organisations (SROs), state attorneys general and state securities regulators.