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Sidley Austin LLP


"Sidley's diversity and inclusion strategy centers on increasing our diversity, strengthening our inclusive culture and providing opportunities for all lawyers to thrive at the firm. We work to accomplish these goals with a comprehensive, forward-thinking approach that has earned Sidley a reputation as a diversity leader in the legal profession. Talent Development Early Outreach Our pipeline programs begin as early as elementary school and continue through college with our signature, award-winning Sidley..."

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Sidley Austin LLP

One South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 853-7000


Management Committee Chair: Larry A. Barden
Firm Hiring Partners: Anthony J. Aiello (Chicago), John J. Kuster (NY), Gordon D. Todd (DC)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
2K - 2.5K

Base Salary

All Offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
136 out of 136 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
143 total (136 2Ls; 7 1Ls)

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Century City, CA
Chicago, IL (HQ)
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Banking and Financial Services
Capital Markets
China Corporate & Finance
Corporate Reorganization
Energy & Infrastructure
Global Finance
Healthcare & FDA
Investment Funds
IP Litigation
M&A and Private Equity
Real Estate
Regulatory & Enforcement
Tax, Employee Benefits, & Executive Compensation
*See firm website for a complete list of practice areas and industries.