For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Reception on March 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Sidley, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Our Practice: Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With more than 1,800 lawyers in 19 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.
Our Diversity: Sidley is committed to hiring, training and promoting a diverse group of lawyers. We are proud that Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC once again have named the firm to their annual list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women. Also, we have been named one of the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” every year since 2008. As part of our ongoing effort to become a more diverse organization, in 2010, Sidley launched a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship for selected second-year law students.
Our Summer Program: Sidley’s program gives summer associates a clear vision of what it’s like to be a first-year associate at the firm. Work assignments are real projects for real clients and provide participants with a unique insider’s view of Sidley’s culture and practice. Our program allows summer associates to choose their own assignments and create a workflow that best suits their professional interests.