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Women at Simpson Thacher

Women at Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher is firmly committed to the advancement of our female lawyers. Gender equity is a broad-based goal, involving recruiting, training, mentoring, promotion to partnership and leadership within the Firm and in the wider legal community. Our partner-level Women’s Committee, in conjunction with our Women’s Advisory Council, which is composed of both associates and counsel, provides strategic direction for our efforts to promote gender equity throughout the Firm.

Women at Simpson – 2022 Stats*

53% of Summer Associates
46% of Associates & Counsel
38% of female Associates & Counsel are women of color
41% of new Partners

*U.S. offices as of April 2022

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From structuring multibillion dollar transactions to litigating high-profile cases, 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. 

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Career Development

The Women’s Committee is dedicated to supporting the personal and professional development of our female lawyers. The Committee includes partners from across our offices and practice groups including some of our most senior leaders, who are laser focused on the success of our women lawyers.

– Krista Miniutti, Real Estate Partner and Co-Chair of the Women’s Committee

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Connectivity and Community

The Women’s Committee and the Women’s Advisory Council sponsor a wide array of programming geared specifically towards female lawyers.

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Recognitions and Awards

Our female Partners are recognized nationally and globally as practice leaders by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, California Daily Journal, Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40,” Euromoney Legal Media Group, IFLR 1000, Law360, The Recorder and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Spotlight on
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.