Sidley Austin LLP
Sidley Austin LLP, formerly known as Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, is one of the oldest law firms in the world. It is the sixth-largest U.S.-based corporate law firm with over 1,600 lawyers, annual revenues of more than one billion dollars, and offices in 17 cities worldwide, with the most recent addition of Palo Alto, California in December 2009. It is a full-service law firm, with broad experience in transaction and litigation matters. Its original predecessor firm was founded in 1866 and had former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, then the widow of President Abraham Lincoln, among its earliest clients. The firm was formed as the result of the merger of two firms: the Chicago-based Sidley & Austin, founded in 1866, and the New York-based Brown & Wood, founded in 1914. The merger was completed in May 2001. The firm's headquarters is at One South Dearborn in the Chicago Loop, Chicago.
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying Carried Out by Sidley Austin LLP
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Grifols Inc $1,130,000 MasterCard International $910,000 Bayer Healthcare $720,000 Sunovion Pharmaceuticals $500,000 Eli Lilly & Co $380,000 Vifor Pharma $340,000 Life Technologies Corp $160,000 Purdue Pharma $150,000 Medimmune Inc $140,000 Westlands Water District $120,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Consumer Product Safety
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.583 Jane's Law S.1042 Medicare Patient Empowerment Act H.R.1707 Data Accountability and Trust Act H.R.1841 Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) of 2011 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.968 PIPA S.1151 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011 H.R.2577 SAFE Data Act S.1408 Data Breach Notification Act of 2011 S.1535 Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 66 dockets; Submitted to 6 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Sidley Austin LLP" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 FDA Classification of Products as Drugs and Devices & Additional Product Classification Issues; Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff 2011
- Toggle 1 DOS 60–Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–5513, Biographical Questionnaire for U.S. Passport, 1405–XXXX 2011
- Toggle 1 CFPB Defining Larger Participants in Certain Consumer Financial Product and Service Markets 2012
- Toggle 1 OCC Republication of Regulations in Connection with Office of Thrift Supervision Integration Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 2011
- Toggle 1 IRS Net Investment Income Tax 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR US-EU Regulatory Compatability 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 5 EPA Nonconformance Penalties for On-highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines 2011
- Toggle 5 EPA Deferral of Application of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Programs to CO2 emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources 2011
- Toggle 4 FDA Establish Comprehensive, Clear and Binding Regulations to Guide The Industry Relating to New Uses of Marketed Drugs and Medical Devices 2011
- Toggle 4 EPA Reconsideration of Portland Cement NESHAP and NSPS 2011
- Toggle 4 State Implementation Plans: Response to Petition for Rulemaking; Findings of Substantial Inadequacy; and SIP Calls to Amend Provisions Applying to Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction 2012
- Toggle 3 FDA Refrain From Approving any ANDA for a Colchicine Product Referencing Colcrys® That Omits the Familial Mediterranean Fever Clinical Risk Pregnancy Data From the Product's Labeling 2012
- Toggle 3 FDA Declare the Drug Products, Bortezomib for Injection, 1mg and 2.5 mg, are Suitable for Consideration in an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) 2012
- Toggle 3 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry; Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues 2011
- Toggle 2 FDA Determine That the Drug Product Colchicine Table 0 3 mg 1 2 mg and 1 8 mg are Suitable for Submission as an Abbreviated New Drug Application ANDA 2012
- Toggle 2 FDA Request That FDA Confirm the Agency Will Stay Approval of Abbreviated New Drug Application No. 90-363, for 30 Months Beginning on June 23, 2009 - CLOSED 2011
Federal Spending1 contract
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Sidley Austin Llp||2012||Housing And Urban Development, Department Of||INITIAL TASK ORDER TO CONTRACT C-OPC-23913||$13,397,700|
Advisory Committees3 people on 3 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Sidley Austin LLP" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Administrative Conference of the United States 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee