Our approach to cultivating the careers of women lawyers is simple yet remarkably effective. We begin by recruiting the very best of the best from the pool of talented women law school graduates.
We then provide our women lawyers with the tools they need to succeed: hands-on training, one-on-one mentoring, an extensive and formal professional development curriculum, networking opportunities, open-door policies that encourage access to partners and senior lawyers and — most importantly — varied and challenging work assignments that expose women lawyers to different partners and unique legal problems across a wide range of clients and industries.
of the ways in which Simpson Thacher really excels at supporting women lawyers
is by carefully allocating work assignments to ensure that women lawyers gain
the right breadth and depth of legal experience at every step of their
These efforts have yielded impressive results. Each year, the number of women in the Firm’s partnership and counsel ranks continues to grow. Not only are Simpson Thacher’s women lawyers advancing within the profession, but they are also making tremendous strides within the Firm’s leadership and management.