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DEI Strengthens Us

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the Firm enhances our ability to meet the needs of our clients and helps us maintain our leadership role in the legal community. 

Our DEI efforts are spearheaded by the Firm’s leadership, including our Executive, Diversity, and Women’s Committees. These key groups at the Firm implement STB Inclusion, our intentional and strategic DEI efforts to:  

1. Attract and recruit the most talented lawyers

2. Develop every lawyer across all demographics and practice areas

3. Remove any barriers to the advancement of women, LGBTQ, and lawyers of color

4. Foster a community of inclusion where every lawyer can thrive, and

5. Lead the profession to greater inclusion and representation and strengthen collaborations with clients to maximize impact. 

The Diversity Committee, comprised of global partners, oversees our DEI programs and engages the entire Simpson Thacher community to be part of and contribute to the Firm’s DEI efforts.

Led by its co-chairs, the Diversity Committee receives valuable input from the associates and counsel on our Diversity Advisory Council who actively participate in and contribute to our inclusion efforts. We believe that recruiting, mentoring, and promoting outstanding professionals from the widest range of backgrounds is a mission of all of our attorneys.

We define diversity broadly; it includes, but is not limited to, differences across categories of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, experiences and socio-economic status.