Sidley’s practice is broad and diverse, the client base sophisticated and varied. The firm has a national and international reputation for excellence in the practice of law. This excellence is reflected in Sidley’s commitment to providing a collegial, collaborative environment with an emphasis on continuing legal education, professional growth and career development.
The firm therefore provides an excellent opportunity for lawyers seeking a change in their professional environment. Our lateral hiring varies based on the needs of our offices and practice groups. We are always considering applications from laterals.
All lateral associates are hired with the hope and expectation that they will find working at Sidley a rewarding experience, and that in time they will be considered for partnership. As a benchmark for professional development and advancement toward partnership, associates are evaluated on a twice-yearly basis. The firm’s policy regarding advancement and compensation also includes:
- Performance-based salary distinctions for most mid-level and senior associates
- Bonuses that reflect and reward associates’ contributions to the firm
- Consideration for partnership on average of eight years after law school
Interested candidates should e-mail both their resume and their law school transcript to one of our legal recruiting contacts (see Offices
). If you choose to complete the Voluntary Equal Employment Opportunity Self-identification Survey*
you may submit it with your resume or at any other time in the application process.
* Voluntary Equal Employment Opportunity Self-identification Survey for Legal and Staff Applicants
To comply with government regulations, we must maintain and report statistical analyses of the demographics of our applicants for employment. Your completion of the Voluntary Equal Employment Opportunity Self-identification Survey gives us data to use to provide these statistical analyses. Submission is entirely voluntary, confidential and it is not used in the application process. To voluntarily self-identify, please download and complete this form
and submit it with your resume or at any other time in the application process. Candidates applying through law school career centers will have the opportunity to self-identify through the recruiting process. Candidates applying through Careerbuilder.com will have the opportunity to self-identify through that forum.