Sidley promotes 15 to partnership, one in London

Of the 15 promoted across the US firm’s network just one is based in London – litigation lawyer Steven Pitt.

The remaining 14 new partners are spread across the firm’s US offices. Sidley’s Chicago headquarters received the most promotions this year, gaining six new partners.

The promotions come after the firm made significant staff cuts earlier this year, shedding a total of 89 associates and 140 support staff across its network (12 March 2009).

Sidley’s promotions come after Reed Smith announced a total of 18 partner promotions yesterday (10 December 2009). The US network gained 16 new partners while Greece and London each received one.