Firm Profile > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Washington DC, United States

Shearman & Sterling LLP
401 9TH STREET, NW
SUITE 800
WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2128
United States

Financial products Tier 1

Shearman & Sterling LLP's tax team has made a name for itself in the financial product space, boasting a strong reputation in handling particularly innovative structured transactions. The group offers tax planning advice and representation in relation to complex domestic and cross-border corporate and finance transactions for financial institutions and banking clients. The team is also often at the forefront of market developments, and has recently been advising a number of clients on the tax implications of cryptocurrency-related issues. A demonstration of the firm's market reputation, New York-based practice head Michael Shulman is leading the group's advice, as sole US outside tax counsel, to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association on government submissions and general securities and derivatives tax matters. Another market-leading partner in the team is Kristen Garry in Washington DC who has vast experience in financial products taxation and an increasingly broad cryptocurrencies practice. Also in Washington DC Nathan Tasso, vice chair of the financial products committee of the DC bar tax association, is a noted expert in transactional and contentious tax issues; counsel Ryan Au is building a strong practice focusing on cross-border investments and the formation of alternative investment vehicles, especially in the fintech sector; and former practice head Robert Rudnick continues to lend his support to the team, although he is now in an of counsel role.

Practice head(s):

Michael Shulman

Other key lawyers:

Kristen Garry; Robert Rudnick; Nathan Tasso; Ryan Au; Michael Daly

Testimonials

‘Michael Shulman and Nathan Tasso are responsive and are very knowledgeable of our organization. They have assisted with some complex issues and provided analysis that was easily understandable to non-tax personnel.’

Key clients

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

BofA Securities, Inc.

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

NatWest Markets plc

ViacomCBS

Bank of America

Citigroup Global Markets

J.P. Morgan Securities

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)

Morgan Stanley

Securities litigation: defense Tier 1

Shearman & Sterling LLP has strong bases in both New York and California for securities litigation, resulting in a flow of work from Wall Street and from Silicon Valley. The firm also has a growing presence in Texas, where it handles securities matters for clients in the oil and gas industry. Nationwide, IPO-related disputes and 10b5 stockdrop cases account for most of its work, with a notable recent highlight being its work for Uber in securities class actions alleging that its IPO prospectus contained materially false or misleading statements. It is 'the pre-eminent securities litigation and regulatory enforcement firm in the US’, according to one market source, while another notes that 'it has been at the top of this game forever'. Global managing partner Adam Hakki leads the practice from New York with key partners Richard Schwed and Patrick Robbins. Hakki, Daniel Lewis and San Francisco-based Daniel Laguardia are defending the underwriters of Tesla's 2017 bond issuance in a complaint alleging the company misrepresented production capacity for its Model 3. Agnès Dunogué in New York is also a key figure in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Richard Schwed; Patrick Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Lewis; Danial Laguardia; Agnès Dunogué

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nikko Asset Management

Citigroup

Sundial Growers Inc.

Gogo Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Synchrony Financials

Cemex LatAm

Dycom Industries Inc.

Credit Suisse

Evercore

Cantor Fitzgerald

Altice USA

BNP Paribas

Viacom

Goldman Sachs

Taro Pharmaceuticals

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP is one of the leading firms for the representation of underwriters in investment grade debt offerings. It has built on this standing to become increasingly prominent on the issuer side as well, now representing a number of major corporate issuers and sponsors. The team also provides regular SEC reporting and disclosure advice to its growing corporate issuer client base. Notably, Lona Nallengara is a regular advisor to issuers and underwriters on investment grade debt, high-yield debt and equity-linked transactions; she is also recommended for corporate governance, disclosure and financial regulatory matters. Jonathan DeSantis is another senior figure with outstanding connections to major underwriters. Richard Alsop is a versatile capital markets specialist with recognized expertise in convertible bonds, investment grade and high-yield debt. Also recommended is Lisa Jacobs, who led several of the team's top deals in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ilir Mujalovic

Other key lawyers:

Lona Nallengara; Jonathan DeSantis; Richard Alsop; Lisa Jacobs; Merritt Johnson

Key clients

BofA Securities

ViacomCBS

Boston Scientific Corporation

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Bunge Limited

CVS Health Corporation

Dow (formerly known as The Dow Chemical Company)

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Capital markets: global offerings Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's tight connections to major investment banks and well-known international brand and coverage, makes it an impressive player in global offerings, particularly on the debt side. From its New York headquarters, the capital markets group has an established record in offerings originating from Canada, Latin America and Europe. New York and Toronto partner Jason Lehner is at the forefront of Canada-based offerings and recently advised the underwriters on CDP Financial's $2.5bn 144A/Reg S investment grade senior notes offering. Antonia Stolper and Stuart Fleischmann are leaders in Latin America debt offerings, including sovereign issuances, especially on the underwriter side.

Other key lawyers:

Jason Lehner; Antonia Stolper; Stuart Fleischmann

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP leverages its outstanding investment bank relationships to earn a major market share of big-ticket underwriter and manager engagements; Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are regular clients. The firm has maintained a steady pipeline of high-yield debt deals, including those linked to financial distress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also advised the underwriters on Ford Motor Company's landmark $8bn senior notes offering in 2020, the largest unsecured high-yield bond deal of its kind; the firm has worked on every securities offering by Ford since its IPO in 1956. Jason Lehner splits his time between New York and Toronto, and has a solid record in high-yield debt offerings, particularly for underwriters. Merritt Johnson is another prolific capital markets specialist, as are Jonathan DeSantis and Harald Halbhuber.

Practice head(s):

Ilir Mujalovic

Other key lawyers:

Jason Lehner; Merritt Johnson; Jonathan DeSantis; Harald Halbhuber

Key clients

American Axle & Manufacturing

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies Finance

J.P. Morgan

Mattamy Group Corporation

Morgan Stanley

Valvoline Inc.

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP commands attention for its deep expertise in antitrust cases arising from securities and financial trading markets. Though it is particularly active in financial services cases, it also represents clients from a variety of other industries in civil and criminal matters relating to price-fixing, group boycott, market allocation and monopolization claims. In the Washington DC, David Higbee spearheads the global antitrust practice, and Todd Stenerson possesses extensive experience in multi-district antitrust litigation. Best known for his involvement in benchmarking matters emanating from the financial industry, Adam Hakki is an antitrust litigation heavyweight in New York, where experienced litigator Richard Schwed is also located. On the West Coast, in San Francisco, John Cove regularly guides clients through direct and indirect purchaser class actions, as well as unfair competition actions.

Practice head(s):

David Higbee

Other key lawyers:

Adam Hakki; Todd Stenerson; Richard Schwed; John Cove; Djordje Petkoski; Rachel Mossman

Testimonials

‘The Shearman team, led by David Higbee, is exceptionally capable, providing creative solutions to achieve great results.’

‘David Higbee is exceptionally responsive, creative, and practical. He is able to assemble fit for purpose teams and deliver outstanding results.’

‘They are aggressive, smart and take the long view. I like how they tried to stay a step ahead of where large litigation is heading and how to anticipate what’s around the corner. Good team cohesiveness too.’

‘Todd Stenerson is a great antitrust lawyer with deep knowledge on the subject. His associate Rachel Mossman is also quite good.’

Key clients

1-800 Contacts

Bank of America

Barclays

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

BNP Paribas

Booz Allen Hamilton

Chevron

GSMA

Intercontinental Exchange

Morgan Stanley

Raytheon

Rubycon

SS&C

Switch

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's New York-based compensation team is headed up by Doreen Lilienfeld, who recently advised telecoms company TELUS International on matters relating to its $935m definitive share purchase agreement to acquire data annotation platform Lionbridge AI. Large-cap M&A transactions, often with cross-border elements, remain a cornerstone strength for the group, with corporate clients drawn from sectors including financial services, technology, retail, manufacturing and media. On the executive compensation side, Gillian Emmett Moldowan assists boards of directors, executives and investors with proxy disclosure rules, deferred compensation programs, equity-based incentive compensation, and severance and retention arrangements; she also has noted expertise in securities-related issues. John Cannon is recommended for advising biotech start-ups on compensation matters.

Practice head(s):

Doreen Lilienfeld

Other key lawyers:

Gillian Emmett Moldowan; John Cannon

Testimonials

Very competent and cohesive team; wonderfully responsive‘.

Key clients

Raytheon

Intercontinental Exchange

TELUS International

Altice USA

VMWare

ViacomCBS

Magris Resources Canada Inc.

Prairie Farms

Vice Media

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

New York State Deferred Compensation Board

Tetra Laval group

Banco Bradesco

salesforce.com

Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 2

Centered out of Texas but also able to leverage additional transactional resources from the firm's New York headquarters, Shearman & Sterling LLP’s core oil and gas team provides ‘frank and honest advice’ to a range of stakeholders, including public and private energy companies, financial sponsors, state-owned oil and gas companies and financial institutions, across the spectrum of their domestic and cross-border transactional needs. The team is best known for its upstream and midstream work, with recent highlights including Houston-based partner Hugh Tucker's representation of Ecopetrol in its $1.5bn joint venture with Oxy to develop oil and gas assets in the Permian Basin. Dividing her time between the firm's Houston and Austin offices, Sarah McLean is another pivotal member of the team and combines core M&A expertise alongside a solid understanding of the intricacies of deal making in the energy sector, including on behalf of numerous private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Austin-based partner Coleson Bruce has developed expertise in guiding nascent foreign investors into the US energy sector, as well as assisting clients making first-time investments into new asset categories. The team is also well placed to advise on complex cross-border mandates, where it is able to leverage the expertise of lawyers in key energy centers throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Practice head(s):

Robert Freedman; Sarah McLean; Waajid Siddiqui; Hugh Tucker

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Kennedy; Omar Samji; Coleson Bruce; Angie Bible; Kelli Sims; Ryan Staine

Testimonials

‘Significant transaction experience of key partners and associates, many with company internal counsel experience that facilitates communication and ability to offer alternatives to their client.’

‘The team provides very frank and honest advice.’

‘Sherman & Sterling provided legal support in what was our first M&A transaction. We relied heavily on their skill and expertise in navigating through this transaction. We were at all times quite satisfied with the level of skill, competence and engagement provided by this firm.’

Key clients

DTE Pipeline Company

Ecopetrol

Diversified Gas & Oil

Oryx Midstream Services

Lower Cadence Holdings

Tatanka Midstream

Chevron Corporation

Orion Mine Finance

Citizens Energy

EnCap Flatrock Midstream

Marathon Oil

NextEra Energy

Texas American Resources

General commercial disputes Tier 2

With offices in New York and San Francisco, Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly regarded for its expertise in securities litigation and M&A disputes. In a recent highlight, Adam Hakki in New York secured a decisive victory for Nikko Asset Management, its former CEO and its affiliates, in a case regarding alleged violations of federal securities laws and fraud. Among his ongoing matters, Hakki is representing the underwriters of Tesla (including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) in a high-value securities class action pending in the Northern District of California. Another name to note in New York is Jerry Fortinsky, who heads up the China group and has a strong standing in cross-border securities litigation. A contact on the West Coast is Patrick Robbins in San Francisco, who has been representing Uber in connection with its highly contentious IPO.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Robbins; Jerry Fortinsky; Grace Lee

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nikko Asset Management

Citigroup

Sundial Growers Inc.

Gogo Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Synchrony Financials

Cemex LatAm

Dycom Industries Inc.

Credit Suisse

Evercore

Cantor Fitzgerald

Altice USA

BNP Paribas

Viacom

Goldman Sachs

Taro Pharmaceuticals

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of Nova Scotia

International litigation Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's disputes practice handles a range of high-stakes litigation for a varied client base of corporations and financial institutions in the US and abroad. Jerome Fortinsky is recommended for antitrust and securities litigation and general commercial disputes, and is particularly popular among Chinese clients. Securities litigator Adam Hakki is a key contact for clients in the financial services sector. Other core areas of expertise include white-collar and regulatory disputes, M&A litigation and contentious IP matters. The team, which includes several former federal prosecutors and enforcement lawyers, is also well-placed to handle cross-border investigations and enforcement issues. Hakki leads the practice alongside Richard Schwed and San Francisco-based Patrick Robbins. Jonathan Greenblatt left the team to co-found an alternative legal service provider. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Richard Schwed; Patrick Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Jerome Fortinsky; Paula Anderson; Henry Weisburg; Christopher Ryan

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nikko Asset Management

Citigroup

Sundial Growers Inc.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Cemex LatAm

Credit Suisse

BNP Paribas

Etihad Airways PJSC

Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional

Cargolux International Airlines, S.A.

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Cyrus Capital Partners L.P.

International tax Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s international tax practice is headed up by New York-based Michael Shulman and Larry Crouch, who divides time between New York and Menlo Park. Shulman represents an impressive roster of regulated financial services companies and investment funds (both onshore and offshore) in complex tax structuring matters, while Crouch is a name to note for in-bound mandates from China, including the investment activity of sovereign wealth funds. The team also acts for sovereign funds from the Middle East and Canada. Kristen Garry and Jay Singer focus on cross-border M&A deals and spin-offs, while also providing tax-forward advice on big-ticket corporate restructurings. Of counsel Kevin Dolan is also recommended. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Michael Shulman; Larry Crouch

Other key lawyers:

Kristen Garry; Jay Singer; Kevin Dolan

Key clients

Raytheon Company

ViacomCBS f/k/a Viacom Inc.

Celanese Corporation

Intercontinental Exchange

Tetra Laval International S.A.

Ecopetrol, S.A.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Banco Bradesco S.A.

GenMab

Ardagh

Anglo American

M&A litigation: defense Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York frequently handles major trials in state and federal courts, with close collaboration between litigators and transactional M&A attorneys providing the platform a solid base for providing comprehensive and well-rounded advice in deal-related litigation. Led by global managing partner and head of litigation Adam Hakki, the practice group is known for representing major investment banks, but also has an impressive list of large corporations among its clients. Also recommended are standout litigators Alan Goudiss, Paula Anderson and Mallory Brennan. Goudiss and Anderson built on their impressive track record in 2020 with a critical victory for General Electric Company (GE) in a class action filed after the merger of GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes alleging that GE inflated the value of its business to induce the Baker Hughes board to agree to the merger; the case clarifies the standard under Delaware law for alleging an aiding and abetting claim. Brennan, who now works from both New York and Houston, is increasingly active in cases in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Alan Goudiss; Paula Anderson; Mallory Brennan

Key clients

Daimler AG

Warren Rustand

WebMD

Dassault Systèmes

CVS Health Corporation

Altice USA

LyondellBasell Industries

Morgan Stanley

Hoya Corporation

General Electric

bibliotheca

Capital Square Partners

Advanced Disposal Services

Bojangles

EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund II, L.P.

Raytheon Co.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Orbital ATK Inc.

M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP's M&A offering covers high-value, sector-critical deals in a variety of industries, with recent standout highlights including the representation of Raytheon in its combination with United Technologies, and the representation of CPPIB in its acquisition of Pattern Energy Group. Elsewhere, the team has represented blue-chip clients in heavy industrials, energy, and technology, including a notable new mandate from VMWare.  The team was bolstered in February 2020 by three arrivals from Jones DayAlain DermarkarRobert Cardone and Scott Cohen. The team is overseen by global managing partner George Casey, who has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A on behalf of a number of major multinational clients, and Scott Petepiece, who specializes in public company M&A and wider corporate advice, including shareholder issues and contested transactions, and has maintained his active practice despite a challenging transactional environment. Clare O’Brien is noted for her outstanding record in industry-defining deals, including leading on the Raytheon-United Technologies merger, and Rory O’Halloran is also recommended for his capabilities in cross-border deals. Richard Fischetti left the firm for an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

George Casey; Scott Petepiece

Other key lawyers:

Clare O’Brien; Rory O’Halloran; Alain Demarkar; Robert Cardone; Scott Cohen

Testimonials

‘The team is exceptional in handling of multi-billion dollar public company acquisitions. They have all the talent necessary to cover all aspects of the deal: employment law, pensions, financing, diligence, etc. Able to communicate complicated concepts to business management.’

‘George Casey is brilliant, calm and decisive. Very pragmatic and focused on best outcome for client. Extremely responsive. A true gentleman even when negotiations get tough.’

‘George Casey is one of the most prominent lawyers I have worked with, amazing M&A lawyer.’

Key clients

VMWare

Celanese

Raytheon

The Dow Chemical Company

CVS Health Corp

ViacomCBS

TELUS International

SAP SE

Intercontinental Exchage

Bunge

Liberty Global Plc

LyondellBasell Industries NV

Novartis AG

General Electric Company

Salesforce

Exxon Mobil Corporation

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s tax team is a major player in big-ticket M&A, strategic tax planning, debt finance deals and restructurings. In addition to acting for a number of leading corporates and financial institutions, the team is also active in the private equity sphere, working on numerous acquisitions and tax-efficient structuring mandates. The New York-based team is jointly led by financial products expert Michael Shulman and REIT specialist Larry Crouch, who splits his time between the two coasts. In the DC office, Kirsten Garry is noted for her expertise in financial product taxation and the implications of various federal tax treaties. Also recommended are Jay Singer, who concentrates on M&A and spin-offs, and Ryan Bray, who advises on debt restructurings and bankruptcies.

Practice head(s):

Michael Shulman; Larry Crouch

Other key lawyers:

Kirsten Garry; Jay Singer; Ryan Bray

Key clients

Raytheon Company

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”)

ViacomCBS f/k/a Viacom Inc.

Celanese Corporation

NatWest Markets plc

Intercontinental Exchange

Tetra Laval International S.A.

Ecopetrol, S.A.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Banco Bradesco S.A.

GenMab

Ardagh

Anglo American

Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP continued to build on its strong record in underwriter engagements in 2020, reporting a particularly strong year in the healthcare and SPAC segments. Though less active in issuer-side IPOs and other equity offerings, it does frequently advise corporate clients on SEC reporting and disclosure obligations, and corporate governance matters. Ilir Mujalovic heads up the Americas capital markets group, and has extensive connections to the leading investment banks; he continues to impress in life sciences, healthcare and SPAC offerings. Lona Nallengara has notable experience in SEC reporting, disclosure and governance and Harald Halbhuber also has experience of SPAC offerings. Christopher Forrester is a key name in Silicon Valley.

Practice head(s):

Ilir Mujalovic

Other key lawyers:

Lona Nallengara; Harald Halbhuber; Christopher Forrester; Merritt Johnson 

Key clients

BofA Securities

Boston Scientific Corporation

The Chefs Warehouse

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Cowen & Co.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Goldman Sachs & Co.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Laureate Education, Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 3

Led from New York by Gregory Tan and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners spread throughout the firm's global network, Shearman & Sterling LLP's 13-partner project development and finance team is regularly engaged in high-profile transactional work throughout the life cycle of renewable energy projects. Although the firm also regularly handles corporate and M&A-related work for private equity investors, in particular, it derives a sizeable proportion of its workflow for lenders, including commercial banks providing debt facilities and institutional investors involved in private placements. Alexandro Padrés handles a significant amount of Latin America-related single project and portfolio renewables financing work for both sponsors and lenders (including both commercial and development banks). Robert Freedman is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Tan

Other key lawyers:

Robert Freedman; Cynthia Kassis; Alexandro Padrés; Denise Grant; Augusto Ruiloba; Robert O’Leary

Key clients

Den Norse Bank

MUFG Bank & Citigroup

Barclays Bank

Engie Latin America

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Scotia Capital

BNP Paribas

South Jersey Industries

Financial services litigation Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly active in securities litigation, representing clients both in regulatory investigations and class actions. The practice group also handles a range of antitrust work, defending clients accused of anti-competitive practices involving FX benchmark rates, LIBOR, and interest rate swaps. The team has particular expertise in matters involving the Latin American markets; recent work in this area included defending Bank of America entities against a class action alleging manipulation of the Mexican bond market. Adam Hakki has a broad practice acting for major banks; a highlight of 2020 was his work defending class actions litigation brought against the underwriters of IPOs and secondary offerings; he is frequently working alongside Daniel Lewis on these matters. Agnès Dunogué is recommended for securities and antitrust litigation at both the state and federal level. Richard Schwed and Patrick Robbins in San Francisco jointly lead the global litigation group alongside Hakki.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Richard Schwed; Patrick Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Agnès Dunogué; Daniel Lewis

Testimonials

‘The practice combines depth of knowledge of black letter law with practical judgement and strategy.’

‘Adam Hakki – deep knowledge with an uncanny ability to deploy it real time to particular problems. Daniel Lewis – calm, methodical efficient.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nikko Asset Management

Citigroup

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Synchrony Financials

Credit Suisse

Evercore

Cantor Fitzgerald

BNP Paribas

Goldman Sachs

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Merger control Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP has a diverse merger control practice, with key lawyers offering governmental experience and able to handle matters ranging from routine Hart-Scott-Rodino filings to international merger challenge proceedings and litigation. The team is active in major global transactions, both in collaboration with its successful M&A department and as specialist antitrust counsel. Notable work in 2020 includes the sector-defining combination of client Raytheon with United Technologies in a $120bn deal, and representation of Chevron in its acquisition of Noble Energy. US antitrust head and global co-chair David Higbee has an impressive record across merger proceedings and antitrust litigation, representing before the FTC and DOJ in major proceedings in a variety of industries. Higbee previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in the DOJ's Antitrust Division. New York-based specialist merger defense attorney Jessica Delbaum regularly appears before federal and state bodies, and also counsels clients on HSR compliance and merger investigations. Former FTC attorney Ben Gris handles merger investigations and litigation. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Delbaum; David Higbee

Other key lawyers:

Ben Gris

Key clients

Raytheon

Chevron

Vice Media

CPP Investments

Bunge

ViacomCBS

Salesforce

Jet Blue

Thomson Reuters

Virbac Corporation

SAP

CSW Industrials

Real estate finance Tier 3

Under the leadership of New York-based Malcolm Montgomery, Shearman & Sterling LLP is geared to handle an array of structured finance, corporate credit facility and lending mandates. The team represents borrowers and financial institutions in mezzanine, mortgage and asset-based loans and is also well equipped to advise on investment structuring, loan modifications, workouts, restructurings, securitized loans and syndicated financings. The firm is a destination of choice for major domestic, Canadian, Mexican and German banks, REITs, servicers and virtually all forms of investors; a key differentiator is its expert knowledge of Mexico’s real estate market, owing to Montgomery’s experience in structuring and closing local transactions.

Practice head(s):

Malcolm Montgomery

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Brill; Kris Ferranti

Key clients

Citibank, N.A.

Deutsche Bank

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Shorenstein Properties

GTIS Partners

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

SL Green Realty Corp.

Credit Suisse

Strategic Capital

Wafra Partners LLC

RBC Capital Markets

U.S. Bank National Association

Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP's derivatives and structured products group has experience across all asset classes, with a client-base that includes global financial institutions, hedge funds, asset managers and corporates. Areas of focus are commodity hedges, credit trading advice linked to distressed trading and repos, though the group is also increasingly involved in crypto-asset derivatives. Donna Parisi is the global head of finance and coordinates the derivatives team. She has particular expertise in exchange-traded futures and the options market. Geoffrey Goldman is the name to note for over-the-counter derivative transactions, particularly in relation to credit and equity derivatives. Counsel Kerri Durso is building a notable over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives practice, acting for buy- and sell-side clients.

Practice head(s):

Donna Parisi

Other key lawyers:

Geoffrey Goldman; Azam Aziz; Bjorn Bjerke; Kerri Durso; Christian Pugaczewski

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

Banco Bradesco

Banco de Chile

Banco Itaú

Banco Santander SA

Barclays

Bardin Hill Investment Partners

Berkshire Hathaway

BitOoda Technologies LLC

BlockTower Capital

Boston Scientific

Centerbridge Capital Partners

Citigroup

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Credit Suisse Asset Management

CVS Healthcare

De Agostini S.p.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

Dow Chemical Company

Electronic Arts Inc.

Hartz Capital, Inc.

HSBC Bank

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and affiliates (ICE)

Jane Street Capital

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jyske Bank

Liberty Global

Lloyds Banking Group

Maverick Capital

Morgan Stanley

Oaktree Capital Management

Sculptor Capital Management

Pall Corporation

Schneider Electric

Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

Societe Generale

Tudor Investment Corporation

UBS AG

Wells Fargo

Cartel Tier 4

Although primarily a destination practice for clients facing antitrust claims and litigation, Shearman & Sterling LLP also represents clients in cartel investigations before the DOJ. Traditionally most active in the financial services sector but also expanding its offering into other areas, the department is led by David Higbee and Djordje Petkoski, both of whom are based in Washington DC, alongside Patrick Robbins in San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

David Higbee; Djordje Petkoski; Patrick Robbins

Testimonials

‘Team is very responsive, capable and provides sound practical advice.’

‘Their experience and insight are outstanding and they are able to explain in plain English to the business folks.’

Key clients

1-800 Contacts

Bank of America

Barclays

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

BNP Paribas

Booz Allen Hamilton

Chevron

GSMA

Intercontinental Exchange

Morgan Stanley

Raytheon

Rubycon

SS&C

Switch

International arbitration Tier 4

Led out of New York by Henry Weisburg, Shearman & Sterling LLP is recognized for its wide-ranging experience in international commercial arbitration and high-stakes enforcement proceedings. Team members’ recent workload reveals a strength in multi-jurisdictional mandates in the construction and energy industries. Also in the construction sector, the department is representing the Republic of Panama in an investment treaty arbitration initiated by Omega Engineering alleging the client’s expropriation of construction contracts. Further, the team in Washington DC is routinely instructed by governmental as well as private clients; ‘excellent lawyerChristopher Ryan is the key contact. Daniel Reich (New York) departed to start his own firm in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Henry Weisburg

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Ryan

Testimonials

‘An excellent team, with a solid expertise on international arbitration matters.’

‘Christopher Ryan is an excellent lawyer, very respected in the field of international arbitration and well known by his peers.’

Key clients

Stoneway Capital Corporation

Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S.

Republic of Panama

Nevada Copper Incorporated

The Dow Chemical Company

Natixis

Oil Search

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company

Equinor

Arcelik

Arizona Public Services Co.

Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds Tier 4

Shearman & Sterling LLP acts for traditional mutual funds, innovative registered investment companies, and specialized vehicles such as SPACs. Key figure Thomas Majewski advises investment funds and their advisers, and has particular experience in financial statement analysis. Clients have also highlighted Paul Schreiber for his exceptional advice to closed-end funds. In 2020, Jay Baris and Nathan Greene left for Sidley Austin LLP, and Laura Friedrich departed for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. All named lawyers are based in the firm's New York office, though the group works together with team members in Hong Kong, Tokyo and the UK.

Practice head(s):

Paul Schreiber

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Majewski

Testimonials

‘Paul Schreiber is exceptional in providing advice especially to closed-end funds and entities that need an opinion that they are not an investment company.’

‘Paul Schreiber is a very experienced and talented attorney.’

‘A ton of experience and wisdom. Importantly, a great balance of legal expertise and practical business approach. ’

‘Paul Schreiber is incredibly, consistently demonstrating wisdom and expertise.’

Key clients

Miller/Howard Funds

Torchlight Investors

StoneCastle Financial Corp.

Real estate Tier 4

Shearman & Sterling LLP is particularly renowned for its leasing work which sees it represent both landlords and tenants in large-scale headquarter, office and ground leases along with sale-leasebacks. Its client base also consists of all forms of investors such as corporate, public and private pension plans, foreign sovereign and quasi-governmental agencies, all of which rely on the group for secondary transactions, fund investment structuring and co-investments. In New York, practice leader Malcolm Montgomery advises on finance components of his team's transactions and also brings to the table a distinguished level of expertise in the Mexican real estate market. The wider group is geared to handle joint venture initiatives, owing to its track record in the formation of partnerships, LLCs and a huge variety of other ownership arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Malcolm Montgomery

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Brill; Kris Ferranti

Testimonials

‘Really a marriage of 100% client commitment, technical expertise and market awareness, responsiveness and commitment to deliver cost effective outcomes. Lisa Brill is just the best.’

‘Lisa Brill could not be more committed or more available. Truly one of a kind, we all love her.’

Key clients

Citibank, N.A.

Deutsche Bank

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Shorenstein Properties

GTIS Partners

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

SL Green Realty Corp.

Credit Suisse

Strategic Capital

Wafra Partners LLC

RBC Capital Markets

U.S. Bank National Association

US taxes: contentious Tier 4

Shearman & Sterling LLP represents corporate taxpayers in tax disputes arising from transfer pricing exchanges, multi-jurisdictional restructuring and other complex corporate activity. Highlights from the past year saw Kristen Garry and of counsel Robert Rudnick securing impressive first impression wins in the US tax court in multimillion-dollar sales tax litigation. Richard Gagnon is recommended for administrative appeals before the IRS. Financial services is a particular sector of strength, though the team also has experience acting for manufacturing, media, hotels and industrial clients. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Michael Shulman; Larry Crouch

Other key lawyers:

Kristen Garry; Robert Rudnick; Richard Gagnon

Key clients

Susquehanna International Group

Estate of Andrew J. McKelvey, the founder of Monstor.com

Alternative/hedge funds Tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP continues to handle operational and regulatory matters as well as fund formation for its clients, with practice head John (Sean) Finley handling hedge and hybrid fund formations alongside SEC and CFTC compliance. Other key areas of work within the practice include ERISA, management company structuring, compensation, and asset manager M&A. Senior counsel Paul Schreiber and Ted Randolph are also recommended in the team. Laura Friedrich left the firm to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in February 2020.

Practice head(s):

John (Sean) Finley

Other key lawyers:

Paul Schreiber; Ted Randolph

Testimonials

‘Extremely good and easy to work with. Excellent on the technical aspects. Very good appreciation of the wider deal and structuring issues. For us they are up there with the best in the market.’

‘Incredible wisdom and expertise combined with innovative commercial approaches to structures and legal hurdles.’

‘Sean Finley is one of the best hedge fund lawyers in the legal industry.’

‘I will use whatever law firm of which Sean Finley is a partner.’

‘Sean Finley is impressive. Intelligent, measured and thoughtful, with a sound grasp of Cayman requirements.’

‘Sean’s team includes Nhung Pham (counsel) and Justin Reda (senior associate). Justin is good and also impressive. Nhung is very capable and excellent to work with.’

‘Paul Schreiber is an incredible resource. His advice – through his experience and practical approach – has been an integral part of my company’.

Financial services regulation Tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP advises clients including banks and broker-dealers on compliance with financial services regulation, ranging from Dodd-Frank to FINRA rules. The team has a long history in the broker-dealer space, with Russell Sacks noted for his expertise in this area; he has been advising SIFMA on responding to FINRA and SEC rule changes. Another key contact is Reena Agrawal Sahni, who has a varied practice, covering standalone compliance and bank M&A. The team also draws on its knowledge of securities regulation to advise fintech companies moving into the securities market. Jennifer Morton was made up to partner in 2020 and specializes in broker-dealer regulation. Mark Chorazak joined the New York office in June 2020 from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Practice head(s):

Reena Agrawal Sahni; Russell Sacks

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Morton; Mark Chorazak

Key clients

Bank of America

SIFMA

Citigroup

BNP Paribas

Mizuho

Itau Unibanco

Banco Bradesco

Development Bank of Japan

Bank of Nova Scotia

Intercontinental Exchance

Credit Suisse

JPMorgan Chase

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Unicredit Bank AG

Safra National Bank

National Bank of Canada

CVEX Group Inc.

Blackstone

Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP has a strong track record of working with private equity funds, portfolio companies and investors on matters ranging from fund formation and exit strategies, to deal execution and financing, and portfolio company management. The practice has an established global presence, acting regularly in cases involving Latin America, Europe and Asia. John (Sean) Finley is recommended for advice on private fund formation for both domestic and non-US investment funds.

Other key lawyers:

John (Sean) Finley

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

International work is a cornerstone of the practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP; the firm is able to draw on the expertise of practitioners from New York, Texas, California and London, bringing knowledge of a wide variety of global insolvency regimes to advise companies on restructuring matters around the world. Additionally, the New York team regularly leads distressed transactions involving countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia, and assisting with the New York law aspects of significant cross-country cases; key figures at this particular office include Fredric SosnickNed Schodek and Joel Moss, who serves as one of the global practice chairs. Lucky McDowell and Ian Roberts are the names to note in Dallas.

Practice head(s):

Lucky McDowell; Joel Moss

Other key lawyers:

Ian Roberts; Ned Schodek; Fredric Sosnick

Testimonials

‘Great attention to detail, practical focus on how the process will evolve, available and pro-active in keeping clients informed.’

‘The team is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and provides practical advice. The team strikes the right balance in terms of staffing levels, always focused on client issues and needs. The team has a unique perspective on cross border issues. Its responsiveness is second to none.’

‘Joel Moss offers a great understanding of the legal analysis and the situation dynamic.’

‘Ian Roberts is an exemplary lawyer – great acumen, communication skills, and breadth of knowledge.’

‘Ned Schodek is a rising young partner, who is highly capable, responsive and client focused.’

Key clients

Southland Royalty Company, LLC

Citibank, N.A.

Clearway Energy, Inc.

Clearway Energy Group, LLC

NRG Energy, Ing

Marubeni Corporation

Terraform Power, Inc

Affiliates of Alphabet Inc.

Affiliates of Brightsource Energy

Prairie Farms

DJH Minerlas LP

Lifecare Holdings LLC

Commercial lending

Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly regarded in this space, utilizing its tax, regulatory and capital markets departments to provide a truly comprehensive service to clients in large-scale and complex financings. The firm is well placed to advise all parties involved in financing transactions, though its real expertise lies in advising lenders; the group has close relationships with Credit Suisse, Barclays and other banks. Most of the key team members are based in New York, including practice heads Maura O’Sullivan (who represents major banks in syndicated lending transactions) and Alan Rockwell. Having arrived from Allen & Overy LLP in November 2019 alongside Michael Chernick, Rockwell focuses on working with financial institutions on acquisition financings. The firm also saw some notable departures in 2020, with Joshua Thompson joining Sidley Austin LLP in April and Ronan Wicks retiring in December.

Practice head(s):

Maura O’Sullivan; Alan Rockwell

Other key lawyers:

Joshua Thompson; Michael Chernick; Gus Atiyah; Jonathan DeSantis

Testimonials

‘Shearman & Sterling has very broad practice areas and is particularly strong in M&A and cross-border issues.’

‘Strong team with solid legal advice business-minded and practical – strong drive to execution. They are responsive and able to work within tight timelines and make good recommendations on terms to enhance company position and negotiations’

‘Really enjoyed working with Michael Steinberg and Frank Oliver, who have been our primary lawyers on debt financings for the last 2 years. They both provide strong, practical advice, helping to identify issues, be aware of areas of negotiation or risk, and help us to achieve market or better-than market terms on our debt financings. They have good knowledge of market terms, and also have worked on enough deals to provide context on specific lenders and any relevant precedents. They are also extremely responsive, collaborative and execution-driven, and they align with the objectives and what we are trying to achieve with our financings, while hitting often-tight timelines. They also work well with the rest of our team, helping to educate on the more technical aspects of our debt financing in a way that is understood by a group of individuals who have not been as involved.

‘They have a strong offering of partners who can cover bank and bond and are generally trusted by lenders.’

‘Alan Rockwell and JD DeSantis. Both are always available and also very good at helping their client understand the commercial points clearly while not getting bogged down in the legal nuances.’

Key clients

Bank of America

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies

JPMorgan Chase

Nomura Securities

Macquarie Capital

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Societe Generale

Toronto Dominion Bank

RBC

BNP Paribas

Truist

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

With a deep bench including former prosecutors and enforcement attorneys, Shearman & Sterling LLP is well equipped to handle large-scale and often parallel investigations by key federal regulators and enforcement agencies, such as the SEC and DOJ. Among the team's leadership are Stephen Fishbein, an experienced trial and appellate lawyer; Adam Hakki, who acts for a number of Wall Street clients in financial investigations; John Nathanson, a name to note for securities litigation; and Patrick Robbins in San Francisco, who primarily acts for individuals in criminal investigations and litigation. Named attorneys are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hakki; Stephen Fishbein; Patrick Robbins; John Nathanson

Other key lawyers:

Christopher LaVigne

Testimonials

‘The Shearman & Sterling team are true subject matter experts in this space that provide practical, straightforward business advice on complex investigative matters that span the globe’.

‘They are responsive, always available, and provide great on-point advice’.

‘The Shearman & Sterling team collaborates well with our in-house team and is focused on understanding our business to give useful and practical legal advice’.

‘The team is quite aware of how our in-house team works and provides our team with what we need to build internal consensus to solve legal problems’.

‘The advice was practical and took into account the realities of our global business’.

‘Really fantastic team – responsive, knowledgeable and practical’.

Key clients

Bilfinger SE

Christopher Worrall

Citigroup

UniCredit S.p.A.

Sergey Pugach

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas

Amir Waldman

The Bank of Montreal

Project finance

Deeply experienced in both domestic and international projects, Shearman & Sterling LLP advises large banks, corporate sponsors and public authorities on financings relating to oil and gas, renewables, LNG and other infrastructure projects. Gregory Tan leads the New York-based team and is one of the most respected names in the sector, representing both sponsors and lenders in complex project development, limited recourse and structured financings, relating to a huge variety of projects. Robert Freedman is another key name, having recently advised Investec on its $540m financing of a portfolio of US-based oil and natural gas-fired power plants. In addition, the group stands out for its mining and minerals practice which, under the leadership Cynthia Urda Kassis, advises on complex alternative financing structures and acquisitions. Latin America-facing work is another area of focus; Alexandro Padrés assists sponsors, multilateral agencies and local development banks on projects throughout the region.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Tan

Other key lawyers:

Cynthia Urda Kassis; Robert Freedman; Alexandro Padrés; Denise Grant; Augusto Ruiloba; Robert O’Leary

Testimonials

Very capable, commercial, efficient

Cynthia Urda Kassis is particularly effective – she strenuously and effectively defends client position.

Key clients

Investec Bank plc

Den Norse Bank

Banco Santander, S.A.

Natixis

MUFG Bank & Citigroup

Barclays Bank

Engie Latin America

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Transportation

Orion Mine Finance

Scotia Capital

BNP Paribas

As one of the first law firms to establish a presence in key global markets, Shearman & Sterling LLP has continued to innovatively serve clients wherever they do business, for more than 140 years. From major financial centers to emerging markets, the firm has the reach, depth and global perspective necessary to advise clients on their most complex worldwide business needs.

Shearman & Sterling is organized as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 850 lawyers in 25 offices located throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, coordinating knowledge and experience that goes beyond our physical offices. The firm’s lawyers come from some 80 countries and speak more than 70 languages. In addition, nearly half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. Clients rely on the vast Shearman & Sterling global network to help accomplish their business goals, whether they are complex cross-border transactions or local deals.

Harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across the firm’s global footprint, Shearman & Sterling represents many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose the firm for its distinctive ability to leverage the knowledge and judgment of one of the world’s largest and most accomplished cross-border legal teams – a team ideally situated to counsel clients in this dynamic 21st-century global economy.

Shearman & Sterling collaborates across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing its collective experience to bear on issues facing clients. The firm’s areas of practice include antitrust and competition, capital markets, emerging growth, executive compensation and employee benefits, finance, financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory, financial restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, international trade and investment, investment funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, private capital, project development and finance, public international law, real estate and tax.

For further information, please visit Shearman & Sterling’s website at www.shearman.com

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Matthew Readings
Antitrust/competition David Higbee
Capital markets – the Americas Jonathan DeSantis
Compensation, governance and ERISA Doreen Lilienfeld
Corporate governance Stephen Giove
Corporate governance Doreen Lilienfeld
Corporate governance Clare O'Brien
Derivatives and structured products Donna Parisi
Derivatives and structured products Patrick Clancy
Emerging growth Matt Lyons
Emerging growth Carmelo Gordian
Emerging growth Alan Bickerstaff
Finance – US Maura O'Sullivan
Finance – US Ronan Wickes
Financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory Barney Reynolds
Financial restructuring and insolvency Fredric Sosnick
Intellectual property transactions Jordan Altman
International arbitration Emmanuel Gaillard
International trade and investment Robert LaRussa
Investment funds Laura Friedrich
Litigation Adam Hakki
Mergers and acquisitions George Casey
Mergers and acquisitions Scott Petepiece
Privacy and data protection Jeewon Kim Serrato
Private capital Scott Petepiece
Private capital Gus Atiyah
Private capital Joshua Thompson
Private capital Brien Wassner
Project development and finance Gregory Tan
Public international law Yas Banifatemi
Real estate Malcolm Montgomery
Sustainable development Robert Freedman
Sustainable development Patricia Hammes
Tax Laurence Crouch
Tax Michael Shulman
Senior Partner : David Beveridge
Global Managing Partners : George Casey
Global Managing Partners : Adam Hakki
Other Offices : Abu Dhabi
Other Offices : Beijing
Other Offices : Brussels
Other Offices : Dubai
Other Offices : Frankfurt
Other Offices : Hong Kong
Other Offices : London
Other Offices : Milan
Other Offices : Paris
Other Offices : Rome
Other Offices : São Paulo
Other Offices : Saudi Arabia
Other Offices : Shanghai
Other Offices : Singapore
Other Offices : Tokyo
Other Offices : Toronto
Number of Partners (US) : 119
Number of Other Fee-Earners (US) : 388
Other Offices : Munich

Shearman & Sterling has been a leading international law firm in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than a century, and has played an active role in the economic development of the region.

Shearman & Sterling’s Latin America practice is distinguished by its deep knowledge and experience across countries; passion and commitment to the economic and social well-being of Latin America; understanding of the different cultures and the legal, political and economic drivers within the region; and remarkable resourcefulness and ability to think out of the box, making it an unrivalled problem solver.

The firm’s Latin America practice group includes more than 60 attorneys, including 40 partners and counsel situated in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, who work as a cohesive integrated team. Its attorneys are not only fully conversant in Spanish and Portuguese but also have extensive experience with the business environment in Latin America and are knowledgeable about laws and regulations throughout the region.

Its intimate knowledge of local markets, coupled with the broad capabilities of a truly international firm, have made it the law firm of choice for companies, financial institutions, governments, governmental entities and multilateral agencies.

Its team of lawyers assists clients throughout the region with their legal needs, with an emphasis on: antitrust; bank finance; capital markets; derivatives; financial regulatory; international arbitration; investment funds; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; project development and finance; real estate; and tax.

Opened in 2004, the Sao Paulo office is one of the most well-established foreign law presences in Brazil. The Sao Paulo lawyers work closely with colleagues around the world to provide clients with world-class legal services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Jessica K Delbaum
Investment funds Laura S Friedrich
Investment funds Sean Finely
Capital markets and M&A Antonia E Stolper
Capital markets and M&A Stuart Fleischmann
Capital markets and M&A Manuel Orillac
Capital markets and M&A Jeremy Kutner
Capital markets and M&A George Karafotias
Capital markets and M&A Rory O'Halloran
Capital markets and M&A Jonathan Kellner
Capital markets and M&A Clare O'Brien
Capital markets and M&A Robert Ellison
Capital markets and M&A George Casey
Capital markets and M&A Grissel Mercado
Financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory Russell D Sacks
Financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory Thomas Donegan
International arbitration Christopher M Ryan
International arbitration Henry Weisburg
International arbitration Jonathan Greenblatt
International arbitration Ximena Herrera-Bernal
Litigation Philip E Urofsky
Litigation Jerome Fortinsky
Litigation Stephen Fishbein
Litigation John Nathanson
Litigation Brian Burke
Bank finance Denise M Grant
Project development and finance Gregory Tan
Project development and finance Cynthia Urda Kassis
Project development and finance Robert Freedman
Project development and finance Howard Steinberg
Project development and finance Alexandro Padres
Real estate Malcolm K Montgomery
Real estate Lisa Brill

Shearman & Shearman & Sterling represents many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of their clients’ businesses and the industries they operate in, the firm’s work is driven by their clients’ need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.

Shearman & Sterling is organized as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 900 lawyers in 23 offices located throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers come from some 80 countries and speak more than 60 languages. Clients rely on the vast Shearman & Sterling global network to help accomplish their business goals, whether they are complex cross-border transactions or local deals.  

The firm’s areas of practice include Antitrust; Capital Markets; Compensation, Governance & ERISA; Derivatives & Structured Products; Emerging Growth; Finance; Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory; Financial Restructuring & Insolvency; Intellectual Property Transactions; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Privacy & Data Protection; Private Client; Project Development & Finance, Public International Law; Real Estate; and Tax.

For further information, please visit Shearman & Sterling’s website at www.shearman.com.

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust David Higbee
Antitrust Matthew Readings
Capital Markets JD DeSantis
Compensation, Governance & ERISA Doreen Lilienfeld
Derivatives & Structured Products Azam Aziz
Derivatives & Structured Products Donna Parisi
Emerging Growth J. Matthew Lyons
Finance Maura O'Sullivan
Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Barney Reynolds
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Fredric Sosnick
Fintech Donna Parisi
Intellectual Property Transactions Jordan Altman
International Arbitration Emmanuel Gaillard
Investment Funds Laura Friedrich
Litigation Adam Hakki
Litigation Patrick Robbins
Litigation Richard Schwed
Mergers & Acquisitions George Casey
Mergers & Acquisitions Scott Petepiece
Privacy & Data Protection Emma Maconick
Private Client C. Jones Perry
Private Client Anna Salek
Project Development & Finance Gregory Tan
Public International Law Yas Banifatemi
Real Estate Malcolm Montgomery
Tax Michael Shulman
Number of Partners : Approximately 220
Number of Lawyers : Approximately 900