Sidley Austin has added two London lawyers to its partnership in the US firm’s 2013 round of promotions.
City-based privacy, data security and information lawyer William Long and tax lawyer Will Smith were among 26 elected across nine of the firm’s offices.
There were 10 promotions in Chicago, one apiece in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Singapore, five in Washington, three in New York and two in Los Angeles.
They were across multiple disciplines including the corporate, litigation and regulatory practices.
Charles Douglas, chair of the firm’s management committee, said: “This new class of partners represents the future of our firm, and we are pleased to welcome them to the partnership. We applaud their dedication and commitment.”
Thomas Cole, co-chair of Sidley’s executive committee, said the group of newly-promoted partners had “demonstrated strong legal and client service skills”.
The promotions came into effect yesterday (1 January).
Last year the firm made up 28 to the partnership globally, including four in London (25 January 2011).
The promotions in full are:
Jonathan Babb, M&A and private equity Tacy Flint, appellate Michael Heinz, securities Ben Keith, healthcare Sarah Konsky, labour, employment and immigration Marketa Lindt, labour, employment and immigration Patrick Mellon, investment funds, advisers and derivatives Chris Meyer, ERISA litigation Benjamin Rosemergy, employee benefits David Woods, real estate
Kristoffer Leftwich, IP litigation
Tracy LeRoy, complex commercial litigation
William Long, privacy, data security and information law Will Smith, tax
Joshua Hofheimer, technology transactions Matthew Jorgenson, IP litigation
Andrew Hart, complex commercial litigation Matt Hughey, public finance Brian Lohan, corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy
Ryan Sandrock, antitrust/competition
Gerard Hekker, securities
Jill Caiazzo, international trade Danielle Carter, white collar David Ludlow, food, drug and medical device compliance and enforcement HL Rogers, white collar Matthew Warren, transportation