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What Junior Associates Do

Junior associates work on cutting-edge deals and high-profile disputes from day one. It’s part of what the Firm believes training is all about—and helps define why Simpson Thacher is different.

Junior litigators help develop our cases by conducting discovery and drafting motions and briefs. In pro bono and smaller matters, they conduct trials and hearings. Junior corporate lawyers draft and negotiate corporate agreements, as well as play critical roles in due diligence and closings of prominent transactions. From the outset, young lawyers throughout the Firm have direct, frequent contact with clients.

We set no timetable or hierarchy for associate responsibility—except to increase the challenge steadily to enable each attorney to expand his or her skillset. The type of work assigned to associates is limited only by their desire and capabilities. Mid-level and senior associates commonly handle a level of responsibility of a magnitude equal to that of partners in many other firms.

  • Banking and Credit

  • Capital Markets

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Private Funds

  • Litigation

  • Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

  • Tax

  • Real Estate

  • Personal Planning

  • Exempt Organizations