Chair, Sidley Austin LLP

Larry Barden became Chairman of Sidley Austin in 2017 and has been a member of the firm's Management Committee since 1999. He is also a Trustee of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Hadley School for the Blind.

Sidley has a long history of diverse partners, and they continue to promote minorities within their firm. The firm works to retain its female members by creating unique opportunities and its efforts have been recognized by the Catalyst Award. Sidley was also recognized in 2014 as a top Illinois firm for LGBT inclusion

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Fellows nominated:
2017: E. Anna Ha; 2016: Sara Garcia Duran; 2015: Joshua Hill; 2014: Anny Huang; 2013: Daron Watts; 2012: Jose F. Sanchez

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2015: Atman Shukla 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Oluwafemi Aborisade; 2016: Juan Hernandez; 2015: Ke'Andra Levingston; 2014: Justine C. Plaut; 2013: Andria Montoya; 2012: Lauren De Lilly

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2013

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2017, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2014)


 

Member: Larry Barden

Diversity Professionals: Craig Griffith, Sarah Olson, Walter Carlson

Communications: Kellie Mullins