CHICAGO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sidley Austin LLP is proud to announce that Chief Learning Officer magazine has named the firm a LearningElite organization for the fourth consecutive year. Sidley remains the only law firm to have earned the LearningElite recognition since the inception of the program. Organizations chosen for this honor employ exemplary workforce development strategies that positively impact the organization’s business results.
“At Sidley we continually strive to improve our learning and development offerings and are committed to keeping the firm’s educational initiatives a top priority,” said Carter Phillips, chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “We are honored to be recognized as a LearningElite organization for the fourth year in a row in recognition of our ongoing investment in training and development.”
The LearningElite program is a peer-developed benchmarking program that evaluates an organization based on its learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact and business performance results. The program was developed under the guidance of chief learning officers and learning and development practitioners, and utilizes best practices in evaluation to establish those elite organizations based upon impact, size and industry served. The LearningElite also recognizes individual companies for their efforts in functional areas, such as leadership development, use of technology, executive buy-in, and content development and delivery. LearningElite’s goals include identifying industry leaders, sharing best practices and strategies, and promoting the important role that learning and development plays in organizational success.
“This award is a significant accomplishment and strong recognition of the time and resources we dedicate to providing quality educational opportunities,” said Larry Barden, vice-chair of the firm’s Management Committee. “Our training programs are driven by the lawyers and staff whose enthusiasm for these learning opportunities translates into higher quality client service.”
“We are proud to be recognized as a LearningElite organization for the fourth consecutive year, reflecting Sidley’s sustained commitment to training and development throughout the firm,” said Jody Rosen Knower, Sidley’s Chief Training and Professional Development Officer. “We believe our dedication to career-long learning drives our ability to attract and retain top talent and to provide unparalleled service to our clients.”
With more than 1,800 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. For the fourth consecutive year, and every year since the survey’s inception, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. On Law360’s list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked among the top law firms “with the greatest global reach and expertise.” To stay up-to-date with the latest Sidley news, please follow us on Twitter at @SidleyNewsroom or download the Sidley Mobile App.
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