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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.

So much has changed since the Firm elected its first woman partner more than 45 years ago. Today, Simpson Thacher has 38 female partners in offices around the globe, as well as more than 40 women in Senior Counsel and Counsel positions. 


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, three women partners serve on the Firm’s Executive Committee, six women partners serve on the Firm’s Finance Committee, and thirteen 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 TimesThe American Lawyer, Chambers & PartnersThe Legal 500Benchmark 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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Meeting the Gold Standard for Advancement of Our Women Lawyers

In 2018, Simpson received the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (“WILEF”) for the seventh time. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.

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