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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP is an international law firm that has established relationships with the most powerful companies and financial institutions around the world when it comes to legal services. It ranks #9 in securities, #11 in general corporate practice and #22 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Shearman & Sterling is one of the top premier law firms representing clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. The firm maintains its head office in the heart of New York City.[2]

With clients stretching around the globe, Shearman & Sterling provides services to a diverse set of governments & industries such as: China, Financial Recovery & Reform Advisory Group, Healthcare, India, Infrastructure / Transportation, Latin America & the Caribbean, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Power, Privatization, Sports, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Sustainable Development industries.[3] With such a global reach, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which last year 100% of the associates and 79% of the partners participated.[4]

1st year associates at Shearman & Sterling can expect to receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, discounted health club memberships, paid maternity & paternity leave, full health benefits, life insurance policy, relocation expenses, and much more.[5]

Shearman & Sterling Practice Areas

Shearman & Sterling offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6]

  • Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Criminal Law, Regulation & Enforcement
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Environmental
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Finance
  • Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade & Government Relations
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Client
  • Pro Bono
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • State Controlled Companies/Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax

Shearman & Sterling Offices

Shearman & Sterling has 4 offices throughout the United States and 15 international offices:[7]

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Menlo Park
  • Milan Munich
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • São Paulo
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
  • Washington, DC

Shearman & Sterling Size

Shearman & Sterling LLP reaches around the globe with over 1,000 lawyers employed globally throughout the firm’s 19 offices. The firm’s main office is located in New York, New York, which has a staff of around 343 lawyers.[8]

Shearman & Sterling Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting & campus interviews, the firm has a selective campus of schools it visits: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Columbia University Law School, Duke University, School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, and Yale Law School.[9]

Shearman & Sterling Salary and Bonuses

Shearman & Sterling provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year
No Prorated
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
5th Year $225,000 $50,000
6th Year $240,000

  • Salary based on January 2007 figures.[10]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Shearman-&-Sterling-LLP?companyId=416
  2. http://www.shearman.com/about/overview/
  3. http://www.shearman.com/industries/
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F547101&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F547101&orgtypeid=F
  6. http://www.shearman.com/practices/
  7. http://www.shearman.com/offices/
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F547101&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F547101&orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=NY2960


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