|[October 03, 2013]
Sidley Austin LLP Commemorates 50 Years in Washington, D.C. with Donation to Children's National Medical Center
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
In celebration of its 50 years in Washington, D.C., Sidley
Austin LLP is marking its anniversary by giving back to the
community with a $250,000 donation to the Children's National Medical
Center. Children's National, the premier provider of pediatric care in
Washington, D.C., has earmarked the funds for two of its programs: the
Children's Ball and the D.C. Lawyers Care for Children Endowment Fund
for Critical Care Medicine.
"We view our support of the community and our charitable partners as not
only a responsibility, but our moral obligation," said Mark
Hopson, managing partner of Sidley's Washington, D.C. office. "This
donation is our way of giving back and supporting Children's National
and all of the important and beneficial work the physicians and health
care professionals there do."
Sidley's donation is in support of the hospital and its efforts to
provide the best treatment possible to its patients and ability to serve
children in the D.C. community at all economic levels.
"Sidley's partnership helps us provide the best treatment to critically
ill children, regardless of their families' ability to pay," said David
L. Wessel, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Hospital and Specialty Services, Children's National Medical Center. "On
behalf of Children's National, we thank Sidley for its continued support
and look forward to working together to advance pediatric critical care
Siley has grown to be one of the city's largest law firms, home to
nearly 290 lawyers and other professionals, and is now ranked by Vault
as one of the top 10 law firms in Washington, D.C. The comprehensive
regulatory, litigation and policy services offered in Washington, D.C.
are integrated into Sidley's broad global practice to optimize service
to our domestic and international clients. Many of Sidley's D.C.-based
lawyers are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. In 2012, U.S.
News & World Report rated 28 of our D.C. practice areas among
the top in the region, and 40 of our D.C. partners are recognized in Chambers
"At Sidley we have a long tradition of giving back to the communities in
which we work, live and raise our families," said Carter
Phillips, chair of Sidley's Executive Committee. "Over the past 50
years Sidley has developed deep roots in D.C., and we are delighted to
observe our 50th anniversary by supporting the incredible programs and
services provided by Children's National Medical Center."
About Children's National Medical Center:
Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has been serving
the nation's children since 1870. Home to Children's Research Institute
and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation,
Children's National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group.
Children's National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and
eight regional outpatient centers, Children's National is the premier
provider of pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For
more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook
About Sidley Austin LLP:
With approximately 1,700 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley has
built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and
financial institutions. For the third consecutive year, Sidley received
the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2013 U.S.
News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey, including for both
International Arbitration - Commercial and International Arbitration -
Governmental. On Law360's list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked
among the top law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise. To
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