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Women at Simpson Thacher

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

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


Within the Firm, women partners hold meaningful leadership positions and play a significant role in the Firm’s managerial and financial decisions. Presently, an LGBTQ woman partner serves as Co-Administrative Partner of the Firm, two women partners serve on the Firm’s Executive Committee, seven women partners serve on the Firm’s Finance Committee, and fourteen women partners chair Firm Committees. 

Female 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 female lawyers have garnered repeated accolades and coverage from business legal press—including, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The American Lawyer, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney and Law360. More importantly, our female lawyers are held in the highest esteem by the Firm’s clients, who entrust our female lawyers time and again with their most challenging and pressing legal matters.

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Simpson Thacher Recognized by Yale Law Women (YLW) in Their 2021 “Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report”

Each year, YLW compiles the report to raise awareness of inequities within the legal profession while highlighting progress being made in the industry. Simpson Thacher received an honorable mention in the following categories: Promotion Practices; Racial Justice Contributions; and COVID-19 Response.

YLW seeks to advance the status of women and traditionally underrepresented gender identities in the legal profession.