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Some notable alumni of Sidley Austin one of America's largest corporate law firms, headquartered in Chicago:
Bernardine Dohrn, the former Weatherman leader
Alan Gura, conservative litigator, represented Dick Heller in the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller.
Faith Jenkins, TV Judge, host of true crime show, legal commentator for MSNBC and formerly Fox News Channel
Joseph D. Kearney, Dean of Marquette University Law School
Mike Lee, son of Rex E. Lee and current US Senator from Utah (Republican)
Rex E. Lee, former Solicitor General of the United States.
Chris Lu, United States Deputy Secretary of Labor and assistant to the President of the United States.
Newton Minow, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under former US President John F. Kennedy, was a partner in the Chicago office (1965–91) and continues to serve as senior counsel to the firm.
President Barack Obama was a summer associate in the Chicago office, but never joined the firm as a full-time associate. He met his future wife, Michelle Obama (who was an associate at Sidley Austin at the time), during his time at the firm.
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
David Otunga, contestant on I Love New York 2 and presently a professional wrestler working with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Sidley Austin 9/11:
Prior to the merger creating Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, which took place just four months before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the head office of Brown & Wood was in the World Trade Center, while Sidley & Austin New York office was located in offices on Third Avenue. Out of 600 employees who worked in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks, one perished, a switchboard operator, Rosemary Smith.
Sidley Austin reopened its New York office on Monday, September 17, 2001 in the old Sidley & Austin office on Third Avenue which it had planned on closing on September 16. Instead, it leased four additional floors in that location, in a deal completed less than three hours after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Sidley Austin later opened its permanent new office in the Equitable Center building on Seventh Avenue in July 2002.
She is married to Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the Weather Underground, who was formerly a tenured professor at the University of
At the beginning of the convention, two position papers were passed out by the National Office leadership, one a revised statement of Klonksy's RYM manifesto, the other called "You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows". The latter document outlined the position of the group that would become the Weathermen. It had been signed by Karen Ashley, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, John Jacobs, Jeff Jones, Gerry Long, Howie Machtinger, Jim Mellen, Terry Robbins, Mark Rudd, and Steve Tappis. The document called for creating a clandestine revolutionary party.
Since 2002, she has served as Visiting Law Faculty at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Her legal work has focused on reforming the much criticized juvenile court system in Chicago and on advocating for human rights at the international level.
In 1994, Dohrn said of her political beliefs: "I still see myself as a radical." On November 4, 2010, Dohrn was interviewed by Newsclick India. About the "Right" in the U.S., she said, "It's racist; it's armed; it’s hostile; it’s unspeakable." Referring to the Restoring Honor rally which was promoted by Glenn Beckand held on August 28, 2010, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., "You have white people armed, demanding the end to the [Obama] presidency." She also stated, "The real terrorist is the American government, state terrorism unleashed against the world."
In 2008, Dohrn and Ayers resurfaced into news headlines as presidential candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin publicly denounced the ties between Ayers and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.