Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The Vault Review


  • “Extremely collegial atmosphere”
  • “Wide exposure to a lot of impressive deals”
  • “Complex work and real responsibility at an early level”


  • “Firm governance is a little opaque to associates”
  • “Modest partnership potential”
  • “Unpredictable and long hours”

The Buzz

  • “Best M&A and private equity lawyers”
  • “Thanks for $160K!”
  • “Smug”
  • “Crazy hours”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Simpson Thacher associates have few complaints, and it's not hard to see why-brilliant colleagues, substantive work on the best deals and cases around, and a friendly culture ease the pain of typical...

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