R. Lee Christie and Tracy Williams Join Sidley Austin LLP as Tax Partners

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R. Lee Christie and Tracy Williams have joined Sidley Austin LLP as partners in the Firm’s Tax Group, resident in the Chicago office. Their practices will focus principally on insurance tax law.

Lee is a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School and recently served as Chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Insurance Companies. Tracy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994 and is a frequent speaker on insurance and other tax issues.

“The addition of Lee and Tracy is an expression of our commitment to serving our insurance industry clients,” said Thomas A. Cole, chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Sharp Sorensen, Firm-wide co-head of the tax group added, “Lee and Tracy each brings a wealth of experience in the insurance tax area and will be invaluable in strengthening our ability to meet the needs of our insurance and other clients. They are terrific additions to our national tax practice.”

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, with more than 1,700 lawyers practicing in 15 U.S. and international cities including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. In 2006, Sidley was named to Legal Business’ Global Elite, their designation for “the 15 finest law firms in the world.” Sidley was again named the number one law firm for overall client service by BTI, a Boston-based consulting and research firm, in 2007. BTI has also named Sidley to their Client Service Hall of Fame as one of only two law firms to rank in the Client Service Top 10 for six years in a row.

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