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2022 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program

At Simpson Thacher, we believe that diversity in the workplace improves our ability to serve the needs of our clients and encourages and fosters a more dynamic environment for our attorneys. Each year we seek to fill our summer associate class with a diverse array of talented students from law schools across the country. As part of our ongoing efforts to recruit high caliber attorneys, we offer the opportunity for a select number of 1L students to join our summer associate class.
For summer 2022, we will be hiring 1L summer associates in our New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices.

These positions will be offered to exceptional first-year law students who can contribute to the diversity of our Firm and the broader legal community. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, differences across categories of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability and socio-economic status.

We are looking for applicants who possess a strong record of academic, employment and community achievement, demonstrating the potential for success in law school and in the legal profession.

We are considering 1L applications on a rolling basis, beginning December 1, 2021. All applications must be submitted by January 21, 2022. When your full transcript of first semester law school grades becomes available, please forward it to [email protected].

Applications must include:

  1. Resume
  2. Application form, including practice area preference(s)
  3. Diversity Statement not to exceed 500 words
  4. Official or unofficial transcript of undergraduate grades
  5. Official or unofficial transcript of first semester law school grades may be submitted separately, as soon as they are available

Please click here to apply for the New York 2022 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program

Please click here to apply for the Houston 2022 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program

Please click here to apply for the Los Angeles 2022 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program

Please click here to apply for the Palo Alto 2022 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program

For all lateral and other applications, please see the contact information below.

New York: Ann Bjornstad

Director, Legal Recruiting
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: +1-212-455-7633
Email Address: [email protected]

Palo Alto: Lauren Adriani

Associate Director, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: +1-650-251-5129
Email Address: [email protected] 

Los Angeles: Sonja Kehnt

Senior Manager, HR & Legal Recruiting
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars - 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: +1-310-407-7521
Email Address: [email protected]

Washington, D.C.: Lindsay Rance

Senior Legal Recruiting & Administrative Coordinator
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
900 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: +1-202-636-5531
Email Address: [email protected] 

Houston: Jessica Evans 

Manager, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: +1-713-821-5647
Email Address: [email protected] 

London: Natalie Koenig 

Senior Recruitment Manager, Legal Recruiting
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
CityPoint
One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU
England
Phone: +44-(0) 20-7275-6114
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.

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