Sidley Austin names 24 new partners

Sidley Austin LLP has elected 24 new partners effective Jan. 1, 2014, across nine of the firm’s offices — six in the U.S. and three international offices. One of those attorneys who made partner was Christopher Gleason, who focuses on private equity out of the firm’s Dallas office.

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that it has elected 24 new partners to its ranks, effective January 1, 2014. The new partnership class is made up of lawyers in nine of the firm’s offices – six in the U.S. and three international offices – and represents a strong cross-section of the firm’s expansive practice offerings.

“We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by this group of talented individuals, and welcome them into the partnership,” said Carter Phillips, chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “They have each earned their place in the partnership as a result of their strong legal skills and commitment to providing excellent client service.”

“Congratulations to this exceptional group of lawyers on being elected to the partnership,” said Charles W. Douglas, chair of Sidley’s Management Committee. “This group represents the future of our firm. We applaud their dedication, are proud of their efforts and are pleased to call them our partners.”

The following is a listing of Sidley’s new partners by office and primary area of practice:

Beijing
Lei Li, Antitrust/Competition

Brussels
Sven De Knop, International Trade

Chicago
Elizabeth M. Chiarello, Products Liability
Nathan A. Howell, Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives
Zeke Johnson, Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives
Kerriann S. Mills, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy
Andrew F. O’Neill, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy
Corey Perry, Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation
Trevor L. Wear, Healthcare

Dallas
Christopher Gleason, Private Equity

Geneva
Tanya Landon, International Arbitration (Commercial and Treaty)

Houston
E. Anna Ha, M & A

Los Angeles
Gabriel R. MacConaill, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy

New York
Christian Brause, Tax
Benson R. Cohen, Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives
Tom A. Paskowitz, Securities Litigation
Robert A. Ryan, Securities
Gazeena K. Soni, Accountants/Professional Service Firms Liability

Washington, D.C.
Ike Adams, Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory
Torrey Cope, Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory
Michael R. Franzinger, Intellectual Property Litigation
Eric D. McArthur, Appellate
James Mendenhall, International Trade
Ryan C. Morris, Appellate

With more than 1,800 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. For the fourth consecutive year, and every year since the survey’s inception, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. 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.” To stay up-to-date with the latest Sidley news, please follow us on Twitter at @SidleyNewsroom or download the Sidley Mobile App.

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