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For many of our women lawyers, Simpson Thacher is just one step in a long career journey. The Firm’s broad-based training provides the perfect foundation for women lawyers to pursue just about any opportunity the legal world has to offer.

We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our alumnae, many of whom have achieved high-ranking positions in the private sector, the judiciary, other government settings and in non-profit organizations.

Some of our notable alumnae include:

Private Sector

  • General Counsel, Wells Fargo
  • General Counsel for Europe, KKR
  • Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Silver Lake
  • Chief Operating Officer, Capitol Music Group
  • Commissioner, The Big East Conference
  • Managing Director & Senior Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Goldman Sachs
  • Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase


  • United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York 
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, Southern District of New York
  • Associate Justice, Utah Supreme Court

Other Government

  • Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Criminal and Fraud Divisions
  • Executive Director of Pro Bono Services for the New York State Unified Court System
  • United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas
  • Assistant United States Attorneys, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Chief Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Chairman Jay Clayton, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Non Profit Organizations

  • General Counsel, The Robin Hood Foundation
  • Associate Corporate Counsel, Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Litigation Director, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Co-Director of the Refugee Assistance Project, City Bar Justice Center

We maintain close relationships with our alumnae through social events, CLE programming, and regular publications that keep our former colleagues informed about Firm news. We encourage our alumnae to stay in touch so that we can follow their careers and celebrate their successes. We also remain available to assist and advise our alumnae on their post-Simpson Thacher professional paths.