A big leadership change is underway at Sidley Austin, as the firm prepares to replace a dean of the Washington, D.C., appellate bar with an investment funds partner in New York to chair its executive committee.

Seasoned U.S. Supreme Court litigator Carter Phillips is stepping down as Sidley Austin’s executive committee chairman, the firm announced Thursday. He will be replaced by Michael Schmidtberger, the firm’s New York office managing partner.

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