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Partner Spotlight: Shearman and Sterling, LLP

Partner Spotlight: Shearman and Sterling, LLP

As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key international markets, Shearman & Sterling LLP has led the way in serving clients wherever they do business. This innovative spirit and the experience we have developed over our 140-year history make us the “go-to” law firm for seamless service. From major financial centers to emerging markets, we have the reach, depth and global perspective necessary to advise our clients on their most complex worldwide business needs.

The firm is organized as a single, integrated partnership that collaborates to deliver its best to clients. With approximately 850 lawyers in many of the commercial centers around the world, we operate seamlessly across practice groups and offices and provide consistently superior results. Our lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian and Hong Kong law. In addition, nearly one-half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on our vast international network to help accomplish their business goals.

Harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of our lawyers across our extensive global footprint, we represent many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose us for the market-defining expertise of our accomplished cross-border legal teams. We have a dedicated focus on building partnerships with our clients for their success, and they appreciate our direct partner involvement on day-to-day matter management. With a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, we develop creative ways to address their problems and are ideally situated to counsel them in this challenging 21stcentury global economy.

As part of our global commitment to diversity, we proudly participate in a number of initiatives that promote the development of the talented women throughout our firm and community. These initiatives foster and strengthen relationships with our colleagues, clients, alumni and other professional women, while ultimately enhancing the exceptional client service for which our firm is known. For example, the firm launched @ShearmanWomen, the first Big Law Twitter feed focused on the promotion of women in law and business; became a Platform Partner as part of the well-publicized “Lean In” effort created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; and is a founding and continuing sponsor of The Glass Hammer, an innovative online community dedicated to the advancement of women executives. The firm also supports WISER (the Women’s Initiative for Success, Excellence and Retention), an associate-run inclusion network established to advance the hiring, retention, development and promotion of women lawyers.

Key Stats

Practice Areas: Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Antitrust, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Derivatives & Structured Products, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Finance, Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory, Financial Restructuring, Hedge Funds, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade & Investment/International Economic Sanctions, Investment Funds, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Client, Private Equity, Project Development & Finance, Public International Law, Real Estate, Structured/Leveraged Finance, Sustainable Development/Environmental, Tax

Company Size: 850 lawyers


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