Sidley’s Jonathan Cohn Named One of the Nation’s Top Young Appellate Lawyers

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan F. Cohn, a partner in the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, has been named a ”Rising Star” by Law360. The designation recognizes the top lawyers nationwide under 40. Mr. Cohn was one of just five lawyers from throughout the country selected in the appellate category.

Mr. Cohn, who is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, returned to Sidley in 2009 after serving for several years as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice. He ascended to that position at age 32, and at age 34, he became the youngest head of DOJ’s civil appellate litigation. He has argued dozens of cases on a wide range of legal issues in the Courts of Appeals, far more than virtually all appellate attorneys his age. Since his return to private practice, Mr. Cohn has continued to have an extremely busy appellate docket, emphasizing a wide array of life sciences and intellectual property issues, including patents, trade secrets and trademarks.

“Jon has repeatedly proven his ability to successfully guide our clients through the most challenging appellate issues, and we are pleased that he has received this recognition for his accomplishments,” said Peter D. Keisler, a global coordinator of Sidley’s Appellate Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Sidley has one of the elite appellate practices in the country. The firm was one of the first to have a dedicated national Appellate Practice Group and regularly represents clients before the United States Supreme Court, all federal courts of appeals and state appellate and supreme courts.

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s premier full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. This year, Sidley celebrates 30 years in Asia. Repeating its performance in the inaugural 2010 survey, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2011/12 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley was also named the U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in the 2011/12 survey (the first year of such designations). BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and as number one in three of those years.

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