In recognition of the exceptional caliber of the firm’s work, Who’s Who Legal honored Sidley with two “Firm of the Year” awards and two “Country Firm of the Year” awards at its 2020 Who’s Who Legal Awards. The annual ceremony identifies the firms that stand apart from others in practice areas of law.
Sidley’s accolades include “Firm of the Year” awards in:
- Data – Security
- Trade & Customs
And “Country Firm of the Year” awards in:
- USA: Illinois
Sidley has been at the forefront of cyberlaw for decades. The firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice comprises a global team of more than 70 lawyers focused on cybersecurity preparedness, confidential information, intellectual property, incident and data breach response, consumer protection, information security law, and risk mitigation. From Fortune 100 corporations to emerging startups, the firm’s cyberlaw lawyers guide companies through data security crises of all sizes, and help them respond to rapidly evolving global threats to data assets.
Sidley’s International Trade practice is known as a one-stop-shop for global issues and disputes. The firm’s lawyers are doing highly sophisticated work in all of the key cities for international trade matters, including Brussels, Geneva, and Washington, D.C. Sidley has an unmatched track record litigating in customs, regulatory, and trade defense cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court of the European Union, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Its disputes practitioners occupied senior positions in the WTO Secretariat and USTR. Its customs and trade remedy lawyers served in Customs and Border Protection and the Commerce Department. Its export controls and sanctions team includes former government officials who have served in the DOJ’s Criminal Division and Fraud Section. They are skilled at anticipating developments in law, pre-empting risks, and, when necessary, constructing compelling arguments for use before various U.S. and EU trade authorities. The team regularly represents the world’s largest companies on complex, multijurisdictional matters and has an enviable track-record of wins.