Houston Grand Opera is delighted to partner with Sidley Austin LLP, a new corporate underwriter of HGO's mainstage season. Sidley is a generous underwriter of HGO's season-opening production of Verdi's Aida.
 
Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and respect. With more than 1,700 lawyers in nineteen offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley's successful results for clients in all types of legal matters.
 
The firm opened its Houston office in February 2012 with a strong founding team of highly experienced lawyers who have practiced in Houston for many years. The Houston team focuses on energy-based clients while bringing experience from a variety of industries and practice areas.
 
Houston partner Mark Metts serves as a corporate trustee of the HGO Association. He joined Sidley in 2012 and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions for private equity clients and public offerings, especially relating to the energy industry.
 
HGO welcomes Sidley as a wonderful addition to the impressive, diverse, and ever-growing collection of corporations and firms that support the Opera.