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"Sidley aims to cultivate an environment where every lawyer can grow, advance and make a meaningful impact during their career. Diversity and inclusion programming is comprehensive, with each initiative thoughtfully designed to build Sidley's diversity, strengthen its inclusive culture, and provide opportunities that enable diverse and women lawyers to succeed at Sidley and beyond. We accomplish this through a multifaceted approach that touches on all aspects of a lawyer's career trajectory, from early legal experience to partnership: A...."

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Sidley Austin LLP

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


Employer Type: Private
Management Committee Chair: Larry A. Barden
Firm Hiring Partners: Anthony J. Aiello (Chicago), Kelly L.C. Kriebs (LA), John J. Kuster (NY), Gordon D. Todd (Washington, DC)

Total No. Attorneys 2018: 2,008

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 Associate Offers

136 out of 136 (2Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

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