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Sidley Elects 28 to Partnership

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CHICAGO & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce the names of its newly elected partners, listed below by office and area of practice. These individuals will formally become Partners in the Firm effective January 1, 2021.

“We could not be prouder of the talented lawyers that make up our 2021 partnership class,” said Mike Schmidtberger, chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “They are a diverse group that represent a broad mix of practices and offices across geographies. We are delighted to welcome our new partners.”

The new Sidley partners are as follows:


Daniel S. Rawner, Private Equity

Century City

Payom M. Pirahesh, Private Equity


Daniel C. Craig, Labor, Employment and Immigration

Lawrence P. Fogel, Commercial Litigation and Disputes

Ian Helmuth, M&A

Gregory A Marrs, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Andrew E. Nelson, Investment Funds

Teresa L. Reuter, Labor, Employment and Immigration

Catherine Y. Starks, Healthcare


Tara M. Lancaster, Tax

Charles M. Persons, Restructuring


Katy L. Lukaszewski, Energy


Max Savoie, Banking and Financial Services

Jade Williams-Adedeji, Real Estate

Los Angeles

Eric Schwartz, Commercial Litigation and Disputes

Collin P. Wedel, Commercial Litigation and Disputes


Andreas Steiger, Restructuring

New York

Pietro Fontana, Global Finance

Sharon Lee, IP Litigation

Sara N. Shouse, Investment Funds

Noam M. Waltuch, Tax

Palo Alto

Sandi Knox, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Washington, D.C.

Stacy Crosnicker, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Jen Fernandez, Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy

Deeona R. Gaskin, Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement

Gretchen E. Lamberg, Banking and Financial Services

Clayton G. Northouse, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Andrew R. Stewart, Environmental

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