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Lateral Hires and Clerks

If you are applying to one of our offices as a Lateral or Clerk applicant, please use the appropriate link below to submit an application.

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Self-Apply Applications:

New York

Houston

London

Los Angeles

Palo Alto

Washington, D.C.


Please reach out to the below contacts for any questions concerning submittals.

New York: Ann Bjornstad

Director, Legal Recruiting
Phone: +1-212-455-7633
Email Address: [email protected]

Houston: Jessica Jones

Manager, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Phone: +1-713-821-5647
Email Address: [email protected] 

London: Natalie Koenig

Senior Recruitment Manager
Phone: +44-(0)20-7275-6114
Email Address: [email protected]

Los Angeles: Sonja Kehnt

Senior Manager, HR & Legal Recruiting
Phone: +1-310-407-7521
Email Address: [email protected]

Palo Alto: Lauren Adriani

Director of Legal Talent – Regional Strategy
Phone: +1-650-251-5129
Email Address: [email protected] 

Washington, D.C.: Lindsay Rance

Manager, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Phone: +1-202-636-5531
Email Address: [email protected]


Equal Opportunity Policy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Fraud Alert

Be aware of scams involving phony job postings.

Simpson Thacher has learned of instances where unauthorized individuals are using Simpson Thacher’s name to solicit potential job seekers for employment and asking for personal identification and/or some type of advance payment.

Please note that Simpson Thacher does not require any purchase or payment to submit a résumé or apply for a job.

If you suspect fraud, please save any suspicious emails as ".msg" files. Please email us at [email protected] and tell us about the communications you received, and include the suspicious emails as attachments. This will preserve important information that may help us identify the source of the potential fraud.

Transparency of Coverage

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