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Najmun  Amin  - Director of Benefits and Wellness - Headshot
Najmun Amin - Director of Benefits and Wellness

Najmun Amin is the Director of Benefits and Wellness at Simpson Thacher, where he is responsible for the overall strategy relating to benefit streams, including health & welfare, wellness, disability, retirement and 401(k) plans. Najmun has been with the Firm since 2013.

Najmun received his M.B.A. from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Moshe Azoulai  - Director of Practice Technology  - Headshot
Moshe Azoulai - Director of Practice Technology Moshe Azoulai is the Director of Practice Technology at Simpson Thacher, where he leads the Firm’s practice technology deployment and support. Moshe has been with the Firm for over 35 years, during which time he has served in a number of roles. 

Moshe received his B.S. in Computer Science from Brooklyn College.
Andrew Baker - Director of Data Analytics  - Headshot
Andrew Baker - Director of Data Analytics Andrew Baker is the Director of Data Analytics at Simpson Thacher. Andrew joined the Firm in 2020.

Andrew received his M.S. in Analytics from the University of Chicago, his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 
Oz Benamram - Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer  - Headshot
Oz Benamram - Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer Oz Benamram is the Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer at Simpson Thacher, where he provides strategic direction on knowledge management, innovation and practice technology. Oz joined the Firm in 2020.
 
Oz received his LL.B. from the Tel Aviv University Law School and his B.A. from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Social Sciences.
 
Adrienne Boán - Chief Financial Officer - Headshot
Adrienne Boán - Chief Financial Officer

Adrienne Boán is the Chief Financial Officer at Simpson Thacher. Adrienne has been with the Firm since 2005. Adrienne was formerly Director of Finance at another major law firm and prior to that, Tax Manager at Ernst & Young.

Adrienne received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. She is a certified public accountant.

Sarah M. Bricknell - Chief of Global Conflicts and Legal Ethics - Headshot
Sarah M. Bricknell - Chief of Global Conflicts and Legal Ethics

Sarah Bricknell is Chief of Global Conflicts and Legal Ethics at Simpson Thacher. 

Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and is admitted to practice in New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Paul  J. Brozo      - Senior Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Paul J. Brozo - Senior Conflicts Attorney Paul Brozo is a Senior Attorney with the Conflicts and Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Paul received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and his B.A. from Kalamazoo College. He is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
 
Jason Cahill - Senior Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Jason Cahill - Senior Conflicts Attorney Jason Cahill is a Senior Attorney in the Conflicts and Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher. 

Jason received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.S. from Texas Tech University, and is admitted to practice in New York.
 
Anne Callender - Chief Business Development Officer - Headshot
Anne Callender - Chief Business Development Officer

Anne Callender is Chief Business Development Officer at Simpson Thacher. Anne was previously in-house legal counsel at Time Warner Inc. and prior to that, an Associate in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department.

Anne received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her B.S. from Georgetown University.

 

Karen Campbell - Director of Global IT Operations  - Headshot
Karen Campbell - Director of Global IT Operations Karen Campbell is the Director of Global IT Operations at Simpson Thacher. Karen joined the Firm in 2019.

Karen received her M.B.A from Dowling College and her B.S. in Computer Science from Long Island University.
 
Amy Claydon - Director of Legal Recruiting Analytics - Headshot
Amy Claydon - Director of Legal Recruiting Analytics

Amy Claydon is the Director of Legal Recruiting Analytics at Simpson Thacher, where she is responsible for leveraging technology and using data to enhance the recruiting process and summer associate program across the Firm. Amy has been with the Firm since 2002.

Amy received her B.A. from Western State Colorado University.

 

Bethany Cooper  - Attorney and Associate Director, Conflicts and Legal Ethics - Headshot
Bethany Cooper - Attorney and Associate Director, Conflicts and Legal Ethics Bethany Cooper is Associate Director with the Conflicts and Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Bethany received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Union College. She is admitted to practice in New York. 
 
Debra Cruz - Director of Human Resources - Headshot
Debra Cruz - Director of Human Resources

Debra Cruz is Director of Human Resources at Simpson Thacher, where she is responsible for overseeing the human resource functions relating to employee relations, creation and administration of policies and procedures, recruiting, retention, performance management, compensation and budget. Debra has been with the Firm since 2012.

Debra received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota. 

Lauren Cuneo - Attorney and Associate Director, Conflicts and Training - Headshot
Lauren Cuneo - Attorney and Associate Director, Conflicts and Training Lauren Cuneo is Associate Director of Conflicts and Training at Simpson Thacher. 

Lauren received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Duke University, and is admitted to practice in New York.
 
Carlos  Dávila-Caballero - Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer - Headshot
Carlos Dávila-Caballero - Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Carlos Dávila-Caballero is Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Simpson Thacher, where he focuses on implementing and overseeing diversity goals, policies and programs.

Carlos received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, where he later served as Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives. He received his B.A. from the University of Central Florida. 
Michael Donnelly - Chief Information Officer - Headshot
Michael Donnelly - Chief Information Officer

Michael Donnelly is the Chief Information Officer at Simpson Thacher. Michael has been with the Firm since 2004 and establishes the Firm’s technology strategy, and also oversees information security, information technology operations and all other technology-related functions of the Firm.

Michael received his B.A. in computer science from La Salle University.

Eric Edelson - Chief Human Resources Officer  - Headshot
Eric Edelson - Chief Human Resources Officer Eric Edelson is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Simpson Thacher, managing both the human resources and benefits functions of the Firm. Eric has been with the Firm for over 35 years during which time he has served in a number of roles across the administrative departments.
Caroline Fatchett - Associate Director of Communications - Headshot
Caroline Fatchett - Associate Director of Communications

Caroline Fatchett is Associate Director of Communications at Simpson Thacher. Prior to joining the Firm, she was in marketing and communications for two other international law firms. She began her career as a paralegal.

Caroline received her B.A. in Politics from New York University.

Valery Federici  - Knowledge Management Lawyer - Headshot
Valery Federici - Knowledge Management Lawyer Valery Federici is the Knowledge Management Lawyer for the Investment Funds Practice Group at Simpson Thacher. She joined the Firm in 2020.

Valery received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2010 and her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2005.
Andrew Fung - Director of Practice Management - Headshot
Andrew Fung - Director of Practice Management Andrew Fung is the Director of Practice Management at Simpson Thacher.

Andrew received his B.S. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and is a CFA charterholder. 
Elizabeth Guzman  - Director of Research and Intelligence - Headshot
Elizabeth Guzman - Director of Research and Intelligence Elizabeth Guzman is the Director of Research and Intelligence at Simpson Thacher. Elizabeth joined the Firm in 2021.
 
Elizabeth received her MLIS from Queens College and her B.S. in Legal Studies from John Jay College. 
 
Meghan Haynes - Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting - Headshot
Meghan Haynes - Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting Meghan Haynes is the Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting at Simpson Thacher. Meghan joined the Firm in 2010.

Meghan received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington.
 
Michael Hersch - Executive Director - Headshot
Michael Hersch - Executive Director

Michael Hersch is the Executive Director at Simpson Thacher where he is responsible for the administration of the Firm’s global operations. Michael has been with the Firm since 2001.

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Michael worked at McKinsey and Company for 11 years, most recently as the Director of Finance and Administration in the U.K. office. During his time at McKinsey, Michael served on several finance, technology, real estate and administrative committees. 

Before joining McKinsey, Michael was a Partner in a chartered accounting firm in Sydney, Australia.

Michael received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Chartered Accountant.

Sean  Hughes - Tax Director  - Headshot
Sean Hughes - Tax Director

Sean Hughes is a Tax Director in the Accounting Department at Simpson Thacher. Sean has been with the Firm since 2008.

Sean received his M.S. in taxation from Seton Hall University and his B.A. in accounting from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

 

Amanda Jones - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Amanda Jones - Conflicts Attorney Amanda Jones is an Attorney in the Conflicts and Legal Ethics group at Simpson Thacher. 

Amanda received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Oklahoma. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Illinois, and Arizona.  

Edina Jung - Chief Human Resources Officer  - Headshot
Edina Jung - Chief Human Resources Officer Edina Jung is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Simpson Thacher. Edina joined the Firm in 2021. Prior to joining the Firm, Edina was a Managing Director in Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, where she led several global functions including Benefits and Wellness, Global Mobility and Goldman Sachs University. 

Edina received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. 
 
Maria Kalogianis - Director of Billing and Collections - Headshot
Maria Kalogianis - Director of Billing and Collections

Maria Kalogianis is Director of Billing and Collections at Simpson Thacher, where she is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s global billing and collection functions. Maria has been with the Firm since 1999.

Maria received her B.A. from The College of New Rochelle. 

Kay Kim - Director of Practice Innovation  - Headshot
Kay Kim - Director of Practice Innovation Kay Kim is the Director of Practice Innovation at Simpson Thacher, where she leads the Firm’s practice innovation and practice management efforts. Kay joined the Firm in 2020.
 
Kay received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and her B.A. from Colgate University.
 
Danica Kirschenbaum - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Danica Kirschenbaum - Conflicts Attorney Danica Kirschenbaum is an Attorney in the Conflicts & Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Danica received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and her B.A. from Stony Brook University. She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
 
Michael Koehler - Chief Technology Officer  - Headshot
Michael Koehler - Chief Technology Officer

Michael Koehler is the Chief Technology Officer at Simpson Thacher, where he is responsible for technology standards and ensuring that the Firm’s information systems meet the Firm’s needs. Michael has been with the Firm since 1986.

Michael received his B.S. from Pace University, where he later worked as a System Administrator.

 

Cathleen Krautheim - Director of Legal Personnel and Professional Development - Headshot
Cathleen Krautheim - Director of Legal Personnel and Professional Development

Cathleen Krautheim is the Director of Legal Personnel and Professional Development at Simpson Thacher, where she focuses on the attorney review process, orientation and integration, policies and procedures. Cathleen has been with the Firm since 2008.

Cathleen received her B.A. from Seton Hall University.

Stella Kwak  - Knowledge Management Lawyer - Headshot
Stella Kwak - Knowledge Management Lawyer Stella Kwak is the Knowledge Management Lawyer for the Capital Markets Practice Group at Simpson Thacher.

Stella received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000 and her B.A. from Brown University in 1996. 
 Tanisha  Little - Director of Knowledge Management  - Headshot
Tanisha Little - Director of Knowledge Management Tanisha Little is the Director of Knowledge Management at Simpson Thacher. Tanisha joined the Firm in 2020.
 
Tanisha received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.
 Jennifer Maher - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Jennifer Maher - Conflicts Attorney Jennifer Maher is an Attorney in the Conflicts and Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Jennifer received her J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and her B.A. from George Washington University. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Benjamin  Mills  - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Benjamin Mills - Conflicts Attorney Benjamin Mills is an Attorney with the Conflicts & Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Benjamin received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from Columbia University, and is admitted to practice in New York.
 
Gretchen Moguel - Chief Business Development Officer - Headshot
Gretchen Moguel - Chief Business Development Officer

Gretchen Moguel is Chief Business Development Officer at Simpson Thacher. Prior to joining the Firm, she was in business development and marketing for two other international law firms. She began her career in client service in the technology, consumer and entertainment groups at Hill & Knowlton, Inc.

Gretchen received her B.A. in American Studies from Fordham University.

Kristin Nicoll - Director of Conflicts and Legal Ethics - Headshot
Kristin Nicoll - Director of Conflicts and Legal Ethics

Kristin Nicoll is Director of Conflicts and Legal Ethics at Simpson Thacher. Kristin has been with the Firm since 2007. Prior to joining the Firm, Kristin was a corporate associate and worked on a variety of M&A, financing and general corporate matters. 

Kristin received her J.D. from Syracuse University and her B.Sc. from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and is admitted to practice in New York.

Susan Osnato - Chief Legal Talent Officer - Headshot
Susan Osnato - Chief Legal Talent Officer

Susan Osnato is Chief Legal Talent Officer at Simpson Thacher, where she leads the Firm’s global efforts on legal recruitment, talent development, diversity and inclusion, training, feedback, mentoring and integration.

Susan received her M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College and her B.A. from Washington and Lee University.

Brian Roe - Managing Attorney and Director of Managing Clerk’s Office - Headshot
Brian Roe - Managing Attorney and Director of Managing Clerk’s Office

Brian Roe is the Managing Attorney at Simpson Thacher and is Director of the Firm’s Managing Clerk’s office. Brian has been with the Firm since 2007.

Brian received his J.D. from Hofstra University and his B.Sc. from Florida State University.

Lauren Rogan - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Lauren Rogan - Conflicts Attorney Lauren Rogan is an attorney with the Global Conflicts and Legal Ethics group at Simpson Thacher. 

Lauren received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, her M.A. from the University of San Francisco, and her B.A. from Dickinson College. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
 

 
Barbara Soo Hoo - Director of Finance - Headshot
Barbara Soo Hoo - Director of Finance

Barbara Soo Hoo is Director of Finance at Simpson Thacher. Barbara has been with the Firm since 2008.

Barbara received her M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration and her B.S. from New York University.

Kelly Stevens - Chief Operating Officer - Headshot
Kelly Stevens - Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Stevens is the Chief Operating Officer at Simpson Thacher, where she is responsible for the administration of the Firm’s operations worldwide. She joined the Firm in 2021 after serving as Chief Operating Officer at another international law firm for more than a decade.

Prior to joining the legal industry, Kelly held several leadership roles at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital, including Chief Operating Officer for the Global Financial Institutions Group and Chief Administrative Officer for the Global Finance Group. She was also a leader in the organization’s diversity programs.

A member of the Board of Directors of The Door, Kelly received her A.B. from Harvard College and her M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Julia Vassalotti   - Conflicts Attorney - Headshot
Julia Vassalotti - Conflicts Attorney Julia Vassalotti is an Attorney in the Conflicts and Legal Ethics Group at Simpson Thacher.

Julia received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.S. from Boston College, and is admitted to practice in New York.
 
Daniel Gunthas Vatanaviggun - Director of Legal Recruiting  - Headshot
Daniel Gunthas Vatanaviggun - Director of Legal Recruiting Daniel Gunthas Vatanaviggun is the Director of Legal Recruiting at Simpson Thacher. He joined the Firm in 2020.

Dan received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University.
Nicole Vives  - Director of Operations and Sustainability  - Headshot
Nicole Vives - Director of Operations and Sustainability Nicole Vives is Director of Operations and Sustainability at Simpson Thacher. Nicole joined the Firm in 2017.

Nicole received her M.B.A. from Georgetown University and her B.S. from Drexel University.
 
Laurent Wiesel  - Knowledge Management Lawyer - Headshot
Laurent Wiesel - Knowledge Management Lawyer Laurent Wiesel is the Knowledge Management Lawyer for the Litigation Practice Group at Simpson Thacher.

He joined the Firm in 2020. Laurent  received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2001 and his B.A. from Colgate University in 1998.