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Statement From the Chair

For nearly 140 years, Simpson Thacher has been the legal counsel of choice for some of the world’s most sophisticated and innovative clients. We credit much of the Firm’s success to our core values: legal excellence, a culture of collegiality and collaboration, and a pragmatic, commercial approach in assisting our clients to achieve their goals.

Simpson Thacher is home for me, and I have had the privilege to hold a number of leadership roles within the Firm that have helped prepare me for this new role. On behalf of Simpson Thacher, I want to thank Bill Dougherty for guiding us through a remarkable period of success and growth, and on a personal level, I thank Bill for his mentorship and friendship. I am excited to build upon Bill’s legacy and the strong foundation of the Firm to ensure we remain one of the world’s preeminent law firms. I am incredibly proud of the Firm’s lawyers and professional staff, who continue to dedicate themselves, every day, to our clients and communities.

We are grateful to our clients who rely on us to help them tackle their most critical issues and important matters, particularly amidst these uncertain times.

Looking ahead, we will continue to bolster our capabilities to best serve both existing and new clients through thoughtful practice expansion and an ongoing investment in our exceptional bench of talent, which includes enhancing our training, development and mentoring program. We are dedicated to advancing our efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion, and we will expand our impactful pro bono work to aid underserved communities and promote social justice.

I’m honored to take on this responsibility and partner with our incredible clients and colleagues to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. 

Alden Millard