J.P Hong, partner, Sidley Austin
9 December 2021

Raft of promotions at Sidley

International law firm Sidley Austin has elected 42 new partners, including insurance law specialist J.P. Hong. The Chicago-headquartered firm also promoted 20 of its staff counsel.

Hong has significant insurance experience, including with captives. He focuses on a variety of corporate, securities and regulatory matters relating to insurance, as well as the wider financial services industry.  He has represented a wide range of clients, including underwriters, investors, and corporates in connection with their captive insurance and reinsurance programs.

Hong joined Sidley Austin a decade ago, following work as a law clerk with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He’s previously worked for Deloitte, PwC and as a financial editor for Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

“This class of partners and counsel embody our talent, teamwork, results ethos,” said Mike Schmidtberger, chair of Sidley’s executive committee. “They are world-class lawyers from offices across the globe devoted to their clients and their colleagues. We are proud to have them join the partnership or advance to counsel in the new year.”

“We had a significant increase in the number of lawyers that became partner and counsel this year,” said Larry Barden, chair of the management committee. “These are the future leaders of the firm, and they have earned the respect of all of our clients and partners, and we look forward to their continued contributions to our success.”