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Christopher Hale

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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Chris Hale is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP. At Sidley, his legal practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate governance issues. He joined Sidley as an associate in 2008 and became a partner in January 2017. Through his work, he has gained considerable cross-border experience, including working with organizations in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, China, and Brazil.

Hale is active in the firm’s pro bono efforts and in 2016 won the firm’s Thomas Morsch Award for pro bono services for Chicago area nonprofit institutions. He has served in leadership roles in the firm’s recruiting, training and mentorship programs. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2008 with a JD and from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 with a BBA in accountancy and political science.