Our platform is second to none, and our clients are industry titans.
Many of the world’s leading and most innovative companies—from private equity to finance and from Fortune 500 to high-tech startups—come to Simpson Thacher for trusted counsel. Our corporate department offers extraordinary opportunities in every area, from mergers and acquisitions, private equity and fund formation to capital markets, real estate and banking and credit. Our well-balanced mix of clients, including many of the world’s largest banks and private equity firms, provide meaningful opportunities for you to work on sophisticated transactions for a vast array of companies across all major industries. We also handle industry-changing litigation matters and sensitive internal investigations, where you will get to learn from leaders in the field, including prominent ex-prosecutors and former government officials. Our longstanding and multi-disciplinary relationships with Firm clients means that you will learn their businesses inside and out, from a variety of vantage points.
Our client-focused, commercial practice leads to meaningful relationships with longstanding clients.
Our client-service orientation leads Simpson Thacher attorneys to approach each project, day, matter and call with the same mindset – “How can we help you?” Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with one another across practices and regions, sharing knowledge and ideas to find the optimum legal expertise to help our clients leverage opportunity and mitigate risk. We take a commercial approach, working collaboratively with our clients, helping them to expand markets, products and services through innovative legal solutions. Joining Simpson Thacher means becoming part of a closely integrated team working together in pursuit of one overriding goal – to deliver the best possible legal counsel and work product to our clients.
Your career development is one of our highest priorities.
At Simpson Thacher, we employ a firm-wide, centralized staffing model because we believe that model reduces implicit bias in staffing teams and that exposure to multiple disciplines makes for more well-rounded attorneys, facilitates future collaborations and improves client service. Our Corporate Department utilizes a rotation system, which gives junior associates broad exposure to an array of clients and industries. A partner in each practice group is responsible for ensuring that every associate receives a workload of significant breadth and opportunity to promote necessary skill development. The assigning partner will monitor your growth and facilitate opportunities, ensuring that we train lawyers capable of meeting – and exceeding – our clients’ needs and expectations.
Simpson Thacher alumni have endless top-notch opportunities down the road.
Our multifaceted training will give you the transferrable skills you need to tackle sophisticated and challenging legal issues, no matter where your career may take you. Whether our associates remain at the Firm or pursue another path, the expertise you gain is invaluable, and the opportunities for a Simpson-trained lawyer are enviable. Our strong network of alumni, forming the larger Simpson Thacher community, remains in close contact with the Firm. Our Women’s Committee, for example, publishes a regular newsletter featuring the accomplishments of current female partners, counsel and associates, as well as in-depth profiles on alumnae and updates on significant career developments. All of our esteemed alumni are a critical part of our network, and many who rise to the top of their organizations turn back to Simpson Thacher as clients for the high-caliber counsel and work product that they know first-hand.