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Women at Simpson Thacher

At Simpson Thacher, there is simply no limit to what talented and ambitious women lawyers can achieve.

From structuring multibillion dollar transactions to litigating cases before the Supreme Court, our women lawyers engage in headline-making, precedent-setting work each and every day. Simpson Thacher’s women lawyers are recognized as leaders in the legal profession and respected as influential members of the Firm’s leadership.

So much has changed since the Firm elected its first woman partner more than 45 years ago. Today, Simpson Thacher has 37 women partners in offices around the globe, as well as more than 35 women in Senior Counsel and Counsel positions. In 2015, for the first time in our history, the Firm elected more women to the partnership than men.
5 of the 9 lawyers
elected to the partnership in 2015 were women.


Within the Firm, women partners hold powerful administrative positions and play a significant role in the Firm’s managerial and financial decisions. Presently, a woman partner serves as Co-Administrative Partner of the Firm, two women partners serve on the Firm’s Executive Committee, five women partners serve on the Firm’s Finance Committee, and eight women partners chair Firm Committees. 

Women lawyers at Simpson Thacher are rainmakers, problem-solvers and creative thinkers who hold themselves — and the lawyers who work with them — to the highest standards of the profession. In recognition of their efforts and accomplishments, our women lawyers have garnered repeated accolades and coverage from business legal press — including, The Wall Street Journal, The New York TimesThe American Lawyer, Chambers & PartnersThe Legal 500Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney and Law360. More importantly, our women lawyers are held in the highest esteem by the Firm’s clients, who entrust our women lawyers time and again with their most challenging and pressing legal matters.

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Meeting the Gold Standard for Advancement of Our Women Lawyers

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (“WILEF”) has repeatedly awarded Simpson Thacher with the prestigious Gold Standard Certification ― WILEF’s highest honor ― for meeting rigorous criteria involving the percentage of women equity partners and the number of women lawyers involved in firm governance and compensation determinations, among other factors.

Please click here to learn more about WILEF’s certification process.