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New Chair Elected for Sidley Austin’s Executive Committee

By December 14, 2017

Sidley Austin LLP announced that Michael J. Schmidtberger was elected Chair of the firm’s Executive committee, effective January 1, 2018. He will be succeeding Carter Phillips, who will remain a partner in the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Schmidtberger has served on Sidley’s Executive Committee since 2002 and its Management Committee since 2008.


Peter D. Shields was re-elected as Managing Partner of Wiley Rein LLP for his third consecutive three-year term, effective January 1, 2018. It was also announced that Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson and Daniel J. Standish were re-elected to the Executive committee and that Christopher Kelly was re-elected to the firm’s Management Committee. Claire J. Evans, chair of the firm’s Appellate practice, was also elected to the Management Committee for the first time.

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