Sidley Austin adds 26 to partnership including City pair

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

Los Angeles

Joshua Hofheimer, technology transactions
Matthew Jorgenson, IP litigation

New York

Andrew Hart, complex commercial litigation
Matt Hughey, public finance
Brian Lohan, corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy

San Francisco

Ryan Sandrock, antitrust/competition


Gerard Hekker, securities

Washington DC

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