The Vault Review


  • “Early responsibility”
  • “Genuine commitment to diversity”
  • “Interesting, cross-border/international work”


  • “Lack of transparency”
  • “Hours can be very long at times”
  • “Staffing issues can arise”

The Buzz

  • “Great in international arbitration”
  • “M&A powerhouse”
  • “Too formal”
  • “Lots of hype”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Shearman & Sterling's associates are not raving about their sky-high billables, but world-class deals and cases, excellent compensation and solid mentoring initiatives make the long hours...

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