James F. Conlan - Sidley Austin LLP
No Photo Available

James F. Conlan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 312-853-6890

Client Comments

"James Conlan is a superior leader in the field of bankruptcy and re-organization. He has a very strategic view that helps the process achieve extraordinary results; but most of all, he has exceptional intuition that is required to succeed in a process that is heavy with emotion and loaded with nuance. Moreover, Jim is a great coach and mentor. When Jim and I worked together, I was Chairman, CEO and CRO. The learning and experience I acquired while working with Jim has propelled me to another level in executive leadership and in restructuring thought process."

-Paul Block
Merisant Companies

"Jim is an outstanding attorney who has the unique ability to quickly diagnose issues and develop elegant solutions. Jim's clients look to him as a business advisor as much as they view him as a restructuring attorney. In conjunction with these business smarts, Jim's specialized expertise in complex restructurings and specifically cross-border restructurings sets him apart from his peers. I have enjoyed working with Jim and his team."

-Keith Kaiser
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"James Conlan is a strong bankruptcy practitioner with a national and international reputation."

"Jim is one of the outstanding restructuring lawyers in the U.S. He has vision, creativity, drive, and intellectual horsepower to handle the most complex of restructuring assignments. He is definitely at the top of the profession."

"I have known Jim Conlan professionally for over 15 years. Jim has always provided expert counsel in dealing with debtor issues and provided creative solutions that maximize value for the constituents involved. Even though he has significant client responsibilities, Jim is always available to discuss matters. Jim is effectively aggressive in promoting his client's position, and I do not believe any client could get a better advocate."

"James Conlan is an outstanding lawyer."

Office Location

One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Chicago Metro Area
James F. Conlan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy