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Sidley Austin LLP

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

Firm Stats

Management Committee Chair: Yvette Ostolaza
Firm Hiring Partners: Jack Yeh (Century City), Anthony J. Aiello (Chicago), John J. Kuster (NY), Colleen Lauerman (Washington, DC)
Executive Committee Chair: Michael Schmidtberger
Total No. Attorneys (2022):
2K - 2.5K
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

All Offices
1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year: $415,000
9th year: $415,000
Summer Associate: $ 4,200

Employment Contact

Jenny Connelly
National Legal Recruiting Director
(312) 853-7495
Recruiting contacts for specific offices can be found at

No. of U.S. Offices: 11

No. of International Offices: 10

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments

Banking and Financial Services
Capital Markets
Energy, Transportation & Infrastructure
Global Finance
Health Care & FDA
Investment Funds
Life Sciences
M&A and Private Equity
Real Estate
Regulatory & Enforcement
White Collar & Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.