Firm Profile > Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP > Los Angeles, United States

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1999 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 29TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
United States

Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's DCM group is consistently engaged at the forefront of the investment grade and high-yield debt spaces, and is also rated for structured finance and mezzanine finance. It continues to rank highly in US and global investment grade corporate debt, particularly on the manager side, but also has a thriving and growing issuer-side practice; indeed, it advises a range of Fortune 500 issuers and private equity sponsors. Arthur Robinson is global head of the capital markets practice and has an outstanding record in debt offerings, both investment grade and high-yield, and particularly those that are connected to high-value acquisitions. Roxane Reardon is an experienced team member, noted for convertible note offerings and exchangeable debt offerings. Marisa Stavenas is a leading name in liability management transactions. Silicon Valley's William Brentani and Daniel Webb are also key names in the DCM space, the latter of whom is recognized for his growing profile in investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings for technology businesses.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Roxane Reardon; Marisa Stavenas; William Brentani; Daniel WebbDavid Azarkh; Kevin Kennedy

Testimonials

This team is rock solid, client friendly, business savvy and tireless.

Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a very well-established reputation in equity offerings, most notably on the issuer side, though it also wins an impressive market share of big-ticket underwriter engagements. The firm has achieved prominence in traditional industries, and has become a key player in equity offerings by the life sciences, healthcare and tech businesses, in part thanks to its solid presence in Palo Alto. It has excellent connections to corporates and benefits from the firm's leading private equity practice, which brings the team a number of private equity-backed mandates. Of recent note, the team advised Academy Sports and Outdoors (the KKR portfolio company) on its $200m IPO; that deal was led by Joseph Kaufman, a senior figure in the group with an outstanding track record. Joshua Ford Bonnie is another seasoned practitioner, noted for big-ticket equity offerings. Palo Alto partner Kevin Kennedy has played a key role in gaining major engagements from tech and life sciences businesses. Arthur Robinson is a key name for underwriter engagements. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Kaufman; Joshua Ford Bonnie; Kevin Kennedy; Roxane Reardon

Capital markets: global offerings Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has an outstanding record in global debt and equity offerings, notably those originating from Latin America, Europe and Asia. Global bond offerings, including investment grade and high-yield debt is a particular forte, with the firm operating across the issuer and underwriter divide. The firm is also at the forefront in high-value IPOs and equity offerings,  acting for both issuers and underwriters. Given the firm's impressive standing in high-yield debt, it has extensive experience in representing first-time issuers in both debt and equity offerings. It also frequently advises private equity sponsors on exits and fund raisings for their portfolio companies. Arthur Robinson leads the global capital markets team and is a leader in high-yield debt offerings. Ryan Bekkerus is another key figure, while David Williams and Todd Crider are the senior names in the firm's market-leading Latin America team, which is especially active in Brazil offerings.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Bekkerus; David Williams; Todd Crider; Roxane Reardon 

Testimonials

‘Gil Strauss and his team set the benchmark for excellence, expertise, service, and value for money.’

‘Gil Strauss combines extensive knowledge of the market with a creative flair for developing the best solution for our commercial and legal needs.’

‘Good US capital markets lawyers with good local language capabilities and good price. ’

‘Alan Cannon is a very analytical and impressively smart lawyer. Taki Saito is client-friendly and always there to help when in need.’

‘I know Alan Cannon and Taki Saito for over 15 years. They have been always helpful and commercially reasonable in terms of pricing.’

‘Alan is very capable and knowledgeable in the area of US securities law. ’

‘Deep bench of thoughtful lawyers who draw upon full firm resources in advising us; firm observes high standards of diligence on our behalf when representing us in securities underwriting; high quality of associates who form the backbone of quality deal execution’

‘Roxane Reardon is a rock star, having worked on some of our most challenging and often high profile deals. Art Robinson is also a longtime trusted advisor on our most challenging deals, with core expertise in supporting our bankers’ financial due diligence. Other trusted advisors – John Ericson, Lesley Peng, David Azarkh, Todd Crider, Grenfel Calheiros, Jaime Mercado, Juan Francisco Mendez.’

‘Simpson Thacher Capital market team is highly experienced and well-connected among themselves.

‘In Japan, two partners, Alan Cannon and Taki Saito, are well-respected. Simpson Thacher, Tokyo can handle more transactions than its competitors each of whom has only one partner in Japan office and can accumulate more experience and knowhow and can deliver comprehensive advice to us.

‘Alan Cannon is our first choice of global offerings by Japanese companies both for issuers and underwriters, which I believe is market consensus. In particular, he masters dealing with complicated issues and with traditional blue chip companies as well as start up companies of which business model is unprecedented.

Taki Saito has established his strengths in particular industries including financial institutions, semiconductor, HR tech. Taki values himself as an issuer’s counsel with his drafting skills and thorough diligence.

Yu Mizutani has made a great development as a solid capital market associate. He is well-organized, keeps his calm under pressure and demonstrates multi-tasks.

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP continues to win a sizeable market share of issuer and underwriter engagements in high-yield debt offerings. Indeed, the firm sits comfortably in the top five by deal count and value in the various deal league tables. It has a tightly concentrated capital markets team that has an excellent record with first-time issuers, making good use of its strong connections to investment banks, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, and a range of other corporates. Arthur Robinson is global head of the capital markets group and has a rich history in the high-yield debt space. John Ericson is another prolific advisor on high-yield debt transactions; he led the team that advised the initial purchasers, led by JP Morgan Securities, on the debut $830m Rule 144A/Reg S offering of senior secured notes by Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Robinson

Other key lawyers:

John Ericson; Richard Fenyes; David Azarkh; Ryan Bekkerus; Marisa Stavenas

Key clients

Acelity

American Tire Distributors

APX Group Holdings, Inc. (a/k/a Vivint Smart Home)

Aramark

AssuredPartners, Inc.

Avantor, Inc.

Axis Specialty Finance LLC

BofA Merrill Lynch

BC Partners

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

BMC Software, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of Boxer Parent Company Inc.)

BMO Capital Markets

The Carlyle Group

Cedar Fair, L.P.

CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc.

CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Dell Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities

First Data Corporation

First Reserve

Garda World Security Corporation

Gates Industrial Corporation

GFL Environmental Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

HCA Inc.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Hub International Limited

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (f/k/a Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc.)

J.P. Morgan Securities

Jefferies

K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

KKR Financial Holdings

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.

Masonite International Corporation

Morgan Stanley

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises a healthy roster of private equity funds, their portfolio companies and corporate clients on the employee benefits and executive compensation considerations of high-value M&A transactions and IPOs. Practice head Brian Robbins routinely advises on ERISA Title 1, deferred compensation and severance packages, while Gregory Grogan has notable expertise in assisting boards of directors with CEO succession matters. Laurence Moss is a name to note for leveraged buyout transactions. Andrew Blau, Jeannine McSweeney and David Rubinsky regularly advise on deferred and other non-qualified retirement plans, retention agreements, and securities and tax-related issues. In the Palo Alto office, Tristan Brown has noted strength in advising private equity funds and companies in the technology, retail, entertainment and financial services sectors on a wide spectrum of executive compensation issues, particularly on SEC-governed disclosure rules connected to IPOs. Apart from Brown, all named lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Brian Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Gregory Grogan; Andrew Blau; David Rubinsky; Laurence Moss; Jeannine McSweeney; Tristan Brown

Key clients

AEA Investors

Alibaba Group

AMP Capital

Ant Financial

Apax Partners

The Blackstone Group

BlackRock LTPC

BMC Stock Holdings

BorgWarner

BrightView

The Carlyle Group

CBRE

Centerbridge Partners

Corsair Capital

Daiichi-Sankyo

Dell Technologies

EQT Partners

First Reserve Corporation

Grocery Outlet

Harsco

Hellman & Friedman

Hilton Worldwide

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson Controls

JPMorgan Chase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

KSL Partners

Laureate Education

Lightyear Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Mars, Incorporated

Masonite

Mass Mutual

Melrose Industries

Meridian Capital

Microsoft Corporation

Nielsen Holdings

NN, Inc.

Northwood Investors

Owen & Minor

Palladium Equity Partners

Patricia Industries

People’s United Bank

PetSmart

PPD, Inc.

PPL Corporation

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

Silver Lake Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

StonePoint Capital

Teleflex Inc.

Toronto Dominion Bank

TPG Sixth Street Partners

USAA

Vivint Smarthome

Vivint Solar

Walgreens

Weight Watchers

Yaego Corporation

Financial services litigation Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP stands out for its work in securities and derivatives litigation, defending prominent banks in litigation related to residential mortgage-backed securities, IPOs, and corporate transactions, as well as in antitrust disputes. A standout matter in 2020 was the team's handling of several high-profile matters for Deutsche Bank, including class actions alleging anti-competitive practices in securities markets. The team is led by global litigation co-chairs Paul Curnin and Jonathan Youngwood, both of whom are highly experienced in regulatory and securities litigation matters. Other key figures include Susannah Geltman and Joseph McLaughlin, both of whom have experience in class actions, and Craig Waldman, who focuses on securities litigation. Mick Tuesley was promoted to partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Craig Waldman; Susannah Geltman; Joseph McLaughlin; Mick Tuesley

Key clients

The Blackstone Group, L.P.

Countrywide Financial Corporation

Deutsche Bank Group

Goldman Sachs

Gramercy Property Trust

JPMorgan Chase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

RBS Securities Inc. (n/k/a NatWest Markets Securities Inc.)

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Sterling Partners

Velocity Financial

General commercial disputes Tier 1

With an excellent standing in the financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals and insurance sectors, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's New York team is well positioned to handle major disputes on behalf of global and domestic clients. In a recent highlight, Jonathan Youngwood led the team that represented SeaWorld Entertainment in a series of high-profile disputes, including a federal securities class action in California. Bryce Friedman has an impressive record in fraud and False Claims Act litigation, and is also noted for his experience in insurance disputes. Friedman has also recently handled a number of business interruption disputes on behalf of insurance companies following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the US. Lynn Neuner is a go-to partner for clients involved in securities, M&A, insurance and false advertising disputes. Linton Mann III is highly regarded for his role in major securities and M&A litigation, and Paul Curnin is recognized for his representation of the outside directors of PG&E in matters relating to the 2017/18 California wildfires.

Practice head(s):

Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Bryce Friedman; Lynn Neuner; Linton Mann III

Key clients

Alibaba

Bumble

Deutsche Bank

Foot Locker

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Micron Technology

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co., Prisma Capital Partners

Pfizer

SeaWorld

TD Bank

The Travelers Companies and its affiliates

Twitter

UBS AG

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s insurance practice advises on a broad range of coverage matters, including bad faith, technology, data breaches, and hurricanes and natural disasters. The firm is trusted by major insurance groups, with practice head Mary Beth Forshaw‘s continued success in handling Traveler’s lawsuit against Northrop Grumman’s multimillion-dollar coverage claims for pollution-related losses. The team also conducts investigations into allegations of fraud, tortious interference, false claims, and acts on behalf of clients in shareholder lawsuits. Bryce Friedman advises insurers on Covid-19-related claims and serves as national litigation counsel for the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Susannah Geltman and Summer Craig represent clients in high-stakes coverage litigation. The team has strengthened its position by promoting Josh Polster to partner in January 2021. With a focus on cyber insurance issues, he has represented major insurance companies, such as Lloyd’s of London, in high-stakes commercial litigation.  All lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Mary Beth Forshaw

Other key lawyers:

Bryce Friedman; Josh Polster; Summer Craig; Susannah Geltman; Andrew Frankel

Key clients

AIG

American Family Insurance

American Property Casualty Insurance Association

AmGUARD Insurance Company

AXA XL

Beazley Group

Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiaries, including National Indemnity

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Insurance Company Ltd.

Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London

FM Global

IFG Insurance Group

New York State Superintendent of Financial Services

Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation and its affiliates

Travelers

Utica Mutual Insurance Company

M&A litigation: defense Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the most high-profile firms for the representation of issuers and their boards of directors, special committees, private equity firms and other financial sponsors, having frequently won the dismissal of high-value cases in both federal and state courts. Its presence in both transactional and contentious M&A matters stems partly from its work for major private equity funds, among them Blackstone and Silver Lake Partners, as well as for their portfolio companies. Paul Curnin and Jonathan Youngwood in New York are global co-chairs of litigation department, which is 'outstanding, with terrific senior litigators'. Among them is New York-based Peter Kazanoff, who defended First Data’s board of directors in a challenge to the company's $22bn merger with Fiserv. Also recommended are James Kreissman and Stephen Blake in Palo Alto who are defending Silverlake in a case brought by shareholders of Dell Technologies. Up-and-coming partner Craig Waldman in New York worked with Youngwood to secure the dismissal of a complaint against Gramercy Property Trust that alleged the proxy statement filed in connection with its $7.6bn sale to an affiliate of Blackstone was materially misleading.

Practice head(s):

Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Blake; Craig Waldman

Key clients

The Blackstone Group L.P.

CBS Corporation (n/k/a ViacomCBS)

Digital Colony Partners

Envision Healthcare Corporation

Gramercy Property Trust

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Silver Lake Partners

Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

TD Bank Group

Vivint Solar, Inc.

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

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's experienced team forms a key part of an integrated service group capable of handling all aspects of large-scale, complex transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A, with expertise in key areas including financial services, energy, and private equity, complemented by recognized tax and regulatory capabilities. The team is led by the vastly experienced Mario Ponce and Alan Klein, who are active in high-profile M&A. Ponce acted on deals for BorgWarner and Harsco Corporation during 2020, while Klein represented Microsoft in its major $7.5bn acquisition of Zenimax. Lee Meyerson is another key team member with a major profile within the M&A space, and advised TD Bank on the $26bn sale of TD Ameritrade to Charles Schwab. Eric Swedenburg is recognized for his broad range of expertise across domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate governance advice, and securities issues, while Elizabeth Cooper bolstered her record with the representation of Refinitiv in its $27bn sale to London Stock Exchange. Katie Sudol is also noted for her growing profile, advising clients such as Borgwarner, while Anthony Vernace remains highly active across public and private M&A. All named lawyers are in New York.

Practice head(s):

Mario Ponce; Alan Klein

Other key lawyers:

Lee Meyerson; Eric Swedenburg; Katie Sudol; Elizabeth Cooper

Key clients

American Electric Power

Aramark

Avantor Performance Materials Holdings LLC

Best Buy Co. Inc.

BMC Stock Holdings

The Boeing Company

BorgWarner Inc.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

CSL Behring

Cypress Semiconductor

Dell Technologies

Fifth Third Bancorp

First Data Corporation

Gates Corporation

Gerdau S.A.

Harsco Corporation

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

IBERIABANK Corporation

Ingersoll Rand, Inc.

J2 Global, Inc.

Johnson Controls International

L3 Harris

La Quinta Holdings Inc.

Mars, Inc.

McKesson Corporation

Melrose Industries PLC

Microsoft Corporation

The Mosaic Company

NN, Inc.

Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Owens & Minor, Inc.

People’s United Bank

PetSmart, Inc.

PG&E Corporation

Refinitiv

RPM International Inc.

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Teleflex Incorporated

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

USAA

Vistra Energy Corp.

Vivint Smart Home, Inc.

Vivint Solar, Inc

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's New York-based team has an excellent track record in the tax-exempt area and provides a full-service offering to clients, leveraging its firm wide capabilities across intellectual property and litigation. David Shevlin leads the practice group which has strength in corporate tax issues, governance matters, and transactions for not-for-profit organizations, including private foundations and public charities. The core team includes senior counsel Jennifer Franklin who focuses on charitable gift-planning, particularly structuring endowment fund gifts. Newly elevated senior counsel John Bennet  advises clients on investment activities and ongoing operational matters. Maura Whelan handles domestic and international grant-making matters. On the associate level, Jennifer Obus also supports the workload. The group provides significant international coverage - advising foreign charities on grant-making rules.

Practice head(s):

David Shevlin

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Franklin; John Bennett; Maura Whelan; Jennifer Obus

Private equity buyouts Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP remains a destination firm for bulge-bracket private equity work, advising an array of top funds including Blackstone, BC Partners, and the Carlyle Group on major buyouts, investments, portfolio M&A, and exits. Standout work for the team in 2020 included representing the Brookfield and GIP-led consortium in a $20.7bn energy infrastructure deal with The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and advising Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund on the $14.3bn acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings. Marni Lerner leads the team, and is a deeply experienced private equity practitioner with a strong profile at the top of the market. Elizabeth Cooper is noted for her work with Blackstone and KKR, while Gary Horowitz is another senior practitioner with a broad client base. Anthony Vernace remains involved in marquee deals for the likes of Blackstone and BC, and Caroline Gottschalk is an emerging force in the market, advising clients such as TPG and Centrebridge on domestic and cross-border buyouts, strategic investments, and joint ventures. A contact in the firm's Palo Alto office is Robert Langdon, who was heavily involved in the Zayo acquisition. Aside from Langdon, all named lawyers are based in New York. Richard Capelouto retired from the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Marni Lerner

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Cooper; Gary Horowitz; Anthony Vernace; Caroline Gottschalk; Robert Langdon

Testimonials

‘Simpson is a leader in the M&A field, and has particular expertise in advising private equity funds on acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies. They understand and drive the market in this space – bringing together extensive knowledge about M&A terms together with top notch financing capabilities. They have a deep bench of talent.’

‘Marni Lerner is a true leader in the field. Her personality and approach are particularly well suited for private equity M&A, where there remains a partnership with management after acquisition and all players are usually repeat players.’

Key clients

AEA Investors

Alinda Capital Partners

Angeles Equity

Apax Partners

BC Partners, Inc.

BlackRock LTPC

The Blackstone Group

Calera Capital

The Carlyle Group

Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Clearlake Capital

Corsair Capital

CVC Capital Partners

EQT Partners

First Reserve

Genstar

Global Infrastructure Partners

Hellman & Friedman

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

KSL Capital Partners

Lexington Partners

Lindsay Goldberg LLC

New Mountain Capital

Oaktree Capital Group

Patricia Industries

Palladium Equity Partners, LLC

Platinum Equity Capital Partners

Primavera Capital Group

Riverstone Holdings LLC

Silver Lake Partners

Snow Phipps Group

Sterling Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Stone Point Capital LLC

Technology Crossover Ventures

True Wind Capital

Warburg Pincus

Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises on some of the largest private equity fund launches in the market, with recent highlights including the establishment of Lexington Capital Partners IX, which raised a total of $14bn in commitments, and the formation of Platinum Equity Capital Partners V, which closed at its hard cap of $10bn. Michael Wolitzer heads the practice, and is highly experienced in transactional work, including acquisitions of investment firms and GP-led secondaries. He also maintains a strong fund formation practice, having recently advised Patria on the establishment of its $2bn infrastructure fund IV. Barrie Covit is another key figure within the team, representing several large-scale funds, along with more sector specific clients such as Corsair, which he assisted with the formation of its fifth financial services-focused fund, which met its $1bn target. Thomas Bell is one of the most experienced attorneys in the industry, advising several of the market's best-known names on management and fundraising issues. Glenn Sarno is recommended for a wide range of matters including fund-of-funds, feeder funds, separately managed accounts, and employee securities companies, in addition to more traditional private equity work. The practice has also seen several partner promotions at the start of 2021, with Ryan Brizek, Rony Rothken, Linda Tieh, and Ryan Williams making partner. All named lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Michael Wolitzer

Other key lawyers:

Barrie Covit; Thomas Bell; Parker Kelsey; Michael Nooney; Crystal Frierson; Robert Guo; Glen Sarno; James Hays; Peter Vassilev; Steven Klar; Benjamin Wells; Ryan Brizek; Rony Rothken; Linda Tieh; Ryan Williams

Real estate Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP fields an ‘exceptional real estate team equipped to handle the industry’s most complex matters’. Its roster of clients includes several standout private equity firms and fund managers, opportunity funds and portfolio companies; most notably, The Blackstone Group, which frequently engages the group on a variety of multibillion-dollar portfolio transactions such as the recent $5.7bn acquisition of the industrial real estate assets of Colony Capital. Department chair Gregory Ressa holds a distinguished track record in the M&A of both public and private real estate companies and Krista Miniutti (‘exceptional and highly respected') is a star partner for joint venture, acquisition and disposition matters with a keen eye for public-to-private transactions. Scott Kobak is 'all over the details' when handling transactions on behalf of institutional investors, while at the more junior end of the partnership, Whitney Salinas has closed deals in aggregate of $15bn over the review period. Clients regularly note the real estate department’s ‘integrated and seamless solutions’ owing to its close co-operation with the firm’s capital markets, M&A, tax, financing and private funds practices. Named lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Ressa

Other key lawyers:

Scott Kobak; Sasan Mehrara; Krista Miniutti; Erik Quarfordt; Whitney Salinas

Testimonials

‘Their real estate practice is unique given their ability and expertise to work on normal single asset acquisition/financing real estate work, all the way up to the largest corporate real estate company transactions prevalent in the U.S.  Complexity is something they tackle extremely well, driven by the talented staff from the most tenured partners down to the well-trained associates.’

‘Simpson Thacher has really strengthened their cross functional collaboration over the years, seamlessly blending for the client the inter-disciplinary skill sets between pure real estate, finance, M&A, tax, HR/benefits, compliance, and fund-level legal work. They have also enhanced their training of younger/mid-level associates to take on more responsibilities.’

‘Gregory Ressa has a tremendous amount of experience in large scale, corporate real estate M&A with the most complexity. He can communicate well from a practical business sense. A great, thorough partner that differentiates himself from his peers.’

‘They have a team with deep experience dealing with complex situations.  The team is very well connected and are always incredibly responsive and easy to work with.’

‘They have a number of individuals with deep subject matter expertise and a huge passion for unpacking problems and finding creative solutions.’

‘Scott Kobak and his team are always available when we need them and catch things that other attorneys frankly miss. Mr. Kobak and his team are transaction-oriented and look for innovative ways to get deals done instead of trying to kill deals.’

‘The team brings the unique combination of deep legal understanding and nuance and always-on responsiveness with a commercial efficiency to surface all key issues but then focus on what matters most in a solutions-oriented manner. They also dive deep into knowing the client’s organization and do a lot of the cross-disciplinary thinking for the client.’

‘STB is differentiated in its collaboration with other functional experts across the firm (tax, litigation, corporate, fund raising, etc.) to provide an integrated and seamless solution to the client that is particularly valuable on large, complex transactions.’

‘Scott Kobak deserves special attention and praise as a tremendous lawyer and thought partner. He has a 360-degree perspective on any deal he works on and the real estate business broadly. He optimizes the outcome for his client while creating a great working relationship with the counter-party. He is all over the details when he needs to be, but also has a high level strategy and focus on what matters most. He is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Simpson Thacher has an exceptional real estate team that handles the most complex matters in the industry. Simpson has a very deep team of industry experts on nearly all aspects that may arise on a transaction, making them a fabulous one-stop shop with a national reach. Partners at Simpson work extremely collaboratively and share a wealth of insights and information that provide clients with an informed view on how best to resolve any open items.  Simpson Thacher is at the highest tier and is a leader in the industry.’

‘Simpson Thacher works extremely collaboratively and uses technology to track important information for the benefit of clients.’

‘Krista Miniutti is an exceptional lawyer; she is highly respected and very strategic, practical and thoughtful, taking a forward looking approach to risks and potential impediments. Krista is an excellent resource and provides terrific client service. Erik Quarfordt is an excellent lawyer as well. Erik is an excellent negotiator and a trusted advisor.’

‘By far the most experienced attorneys in the space. No group has more public market experience not just in the US but on a global basis. They are extremely deep – while their partners are exceptional, they have associates at all levels who can step up and run a deal. This is largely due to the amazing training they get. Some law firms specialize in working with the sponsors and others work with lenders. STB can do it all at the highest level.’

‘Very diverse. Half of their partners are of diverse backgrounds. They also collaborate better than any firm I have ever worked with. From the sponsor’s perspective it is seamless as they do all of this collaboration in the background but they never miss a beat.’

‘Unbelievable work ethic. Perfectly weigh the balance between being commercial while not conceding key deal points. An immaculate ability to cross-reference deals from decades ago as they think about precedent matters. Extremely coordinated internally which makes the process very seamless.’

‘I have worked with this real estate group for over 15 years. Not only do they have incredible expertise, they are extraordinarily practical and creative.  Rather than simply issue spotting, they come up with solutions to ensure the transactions stay on track and close timely. I find them to be much more responsive than other firms with which I have worked over the years as I will often call or email and almost instantaneously receive a response.’

‘This firm is highly integrated.  I use various sections including real estate, public company reporting, employment and tax. They are all coordinated and there is never any duplicative billing. It gives me a level of comfort knowing that each area understands the impact in other practice areas and all efforts are made to have a unified strategy. Moreover, they were willing to work out a different billing arrangement during the pandemic to address our particular industry’s devastation.’

‘Incredible attorneys who are practical but precise. They just get it. The depth and breadth of their capabilities is incredible. Coordination among members of the team is amazing.  They are true partners to our business.’

‘The collaboration among team members at STB is amazing.  They have at least weekly, and maybe event more often, meetings just to discuss how we can do things better in our jv agreements, purchase and sale agreements and loan documents.’

‘They are smart but practical, and are protective of our business as if it was their own, and work so hard to figure out the best results for our business.  On top of that they are good people whose advice just matches perfectly with the kind of people and business we want to be.’

Key clients

The Blackstone Group L.P.

KKR

The Carlyle Group

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Northwood Investors

Centerbridge

Crown Acquisitions

Invitation Homes

BioMed Realty

CorePoint Lodging

Lindsay Goldberg

Westbrook Partners

Pure Industrial Real Estate

Great Wolf Resorts

Motel 6

Securities litigation: defense Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York has 'great litigators with strong experience and good knowledge of the industry'. The firm continues to add to its long list of victories for both corporates and financial institutions, and last year successfully resolved long-running cases against SeaWorld Entertainment including a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation in Delaware; plaintiffs in the class action alleged that SeaWorld made misrepresentations regarding the impact of the documentary film Blackfish on its attendance. Jonathan Youngwood, who is 'super-smart, easy to work with and practical', led that matter. He is global co-chair of the litigation department along with Paul Curnin, who worked with emerging talent Craig Waldman to defend Bausch Health Companies, formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals, in a class action alleging fraudulent misstatements prior to a fall in the company's market capitalization. Palo Alto-based James Kreissman and Stephen Blake frequently handle cases in hi-tech and emerging industry sectors, among them the defense of Chinese online micro-lender Qudian in cases arising from a fall in its stock price. Susannah Geltman in New York is also making her mark in high-profile cases.

Practice head(s):

Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Craig Waldman; James Kreissman; Stephen Blake; Susannah Geltman

Testimonials

‘Strong experience, great litigators, good knowledge of the industry.’

‘Jon Youngwood is a rock star. Super smart, easy to work with, practical.’

Key clients

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Allakos Inc.

Bausch Healthcare (f/k/a Valeant Pharmaceuticals)

The Blackstone Group, LP

Deutsche Bank AG

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Micron Technology, Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

ProAssurance Corporation

SeaWorld

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Twitter

UBS Group AG

Velocity Financial

ViacomCBS Inc. (f/k/a CBS Corporation)

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP advises a range of clients, including energy and utility providers, financial institutions, asset managers and other well-known corporates on the tax aspects of corporate and financing transactions, fund formations and investment structuring strategies. The New York-based tax practice is led by Nancy Mehlman, who has broad expertise in a huge variety of corporate transactions and M&A, REITs and capital markets deals. Jonathan Goldstein is recommended for his experience in big-ticket sales and acquisitions, while Marcy Geller frequently acts on corporate restructurings and bankruptcies. Also recommended is Andrew Purcell, who has experience of financing, M&A and private equity transactions. Russell Light joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in August 2020, strengthening the team's capabilities in private equity deals and fund formation matters.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Mehlman

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Goldstein; Marcy Geller; Andrew Purcell; Russell Light

Key clients

Alibaba Group

Apax Partners

The Blackstone Group L.P.

The Carlyle Group

Centerbridge Partners

Digital Colony

EQT

GFL Environmental

Hellman & Friedman

Hilton Worldwide

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson Controls

J.P. Morgan

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P.

Lightyear Capital

Microsoft Corporation

Patria Investments

Rockpoint Group

Silver Lake

SoftBank

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Versum Materials

ZoomInfo Technologies

Cartel Tier 2

Praised for its 'excellent multi-jurisdictional capability', Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has considerable experience representing both companies and individuals in global antitrust investigations, most of which involve allegations of collusion, price-fixing, and bid-rigging. Led by DC-based duo Sara Razi and John Terzaken as well as New York-based Peter Guryan, the group assists clients with internal investigations, leniency programs, criminal and regulatory investigations, inspections and dawn raids, and advice on global legal and communications strategies. Previously the director of criminal enforcement in the DOJ’s antitrust division, Terzaken has proven himself in investigations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, professional services, manufacturing, energy, shipping, and food and beverage sectors. Jeffrey Knox is also well equipped to handle DOJ, SEC, and other federal and state agency investigations; he also acts as co-managing partner of the firm's DC office.

Practice head(s):

Peter Guryan; Sara Razi; John Terzaken

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Knox

Testimonials

‘John Terzaken provides practical advice and is trusted by clients.’

‘Excellent multi-jurisdictional capability. John Terzaken brings agency experience and a track record in major cartel and white-collar cases. Highly recommended.’

‘John Terzaken is an excellent and seasoned counsel with strong technical expertise and a very good broader perspective.’

Key clients

A National Healthcare Provider

A National Insurance Carrier

Tri-Union

Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 2

Leveraging its overarching M&A, banking and capital markets expertise, New York-based transactional powerhouse Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is well-placed to advise funds, utilities, banks and IPPs across the spectrum of power-related corporate and financing work. Strong firm-wide institutional ties with leading private equity firms and infrastructure funds, including KKR, Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners, continues to inform much of the team's corporate and finance work, both in terms of renewables, as well as conventional-based power transactions. David Lieberman heads up the firm's energy and infrastructure practice and is able to add value to these sponsor clients, by virtue, not only of his ability to implement the most compelling and effective M&A and financing terms, but also to provide core underlying industry knowledge. Drawing upon both regulatory and transactional expertise in the power sector, Brian Chisling is also a key member of the team, for the firm's funds clients as well as electric and gas utilities, which he has, over the years, advised on many asset level acquisitions and disposals.

Practice head(s):

David Lieberman

Other key lawyers:

Brian Chisling

Key clients

American Electric Power, Inc.

BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

Blackstone

Citibank

Credit Agricole

Goldman Sachs

Global Infrastructure Partners

ITC Holdings

KeyBank National Association

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

NextEra Energy

PPL Corporation

The Royal Bank of Canada

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Terra-Gen LLC

Vivint Solar

Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 2

Leveraging its overarching market-leading M&A, banking and capital markets expertise and also benefiting from a deep understanding of the oil and gas sector throughout the value chain, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has 'its pulse on the latest market intel, terms, and strategies', and is thereby well positioned to provide a very effective service to banks, financial sponsors and energy companies on their financing, restructuring and investment requirements. The firm's institutional ties with marque private equity sponsors, including Blackstone, BlackRock and KKR, continues to generate substantial deal flow and while new money deals have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has played a vital role advising portfolio companies on the stabilization of stressed balance sheets. Houston office head Robert Rabalais regularly advises key commercial and investment banks providing liquidity in the sector, including in relation to the structuring of upstream reserve-based facilities. 'Commercial, knowledgeable and creative' Houston-based partner Erland Modesto is well versed across a range of debt finance techniques, and is 'always eager to help find elegant solutions for clients' in oil and gas-related new money deals and restructurings. New York-based partner David Lieberman leads the firm's overarching energy and infrastructure group.

Practice head(s):

David Lieberman; Robert Rabalais

Other key lawyers:

Breen Haire; Eli Hunt; Christopher May; Matthew Einbinder; Erland Modesto; Brandan Still

Testimonials

As a result of the firm’s deal flow for both borrowers/sponsors and banks, the firm has its pulse on the latest market intel, terms, and strategies.’

The firm has industry experience that is second-to-none which bolsters efficiency vis-à-vis peers.’

Erland Modesto is extremely commercial, knowledgeable, and creative. He is upbeat and always eager to help find elegant solutions for clients.’

Key clients

Aqua America

Arsenal Resources (fka Mountaineer Keystone)

Bank of Montreal

BlackRock

The Blackstone Group

Brookfield Asset Management

Crestwood

Dixie Electric, LLC

Global Infrastructure Partners

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Marathon Oil Corporation

Merrill Lynch

Morgan Stanley

Navigator Energy Services, LLC

NH Investment & Securities

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Riverstone Holdings

Royal Bank of Canada

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Templar Energy LLC

Tudor, Pickering & Holt

Union Bank, N.A.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 2

Benefiting from numerous core energy and infrastructure-focused transactional lawyers based out of the firm's New York headquarters, and also able to resource matters utilizing practitioners with more generalist M&A and finance credentials, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is particularly well suited to advise private equity firms and infrastructure funds on their renewables investment strategies. The 'very knowledgeable' David Lieberman heads the team and, as well as handling M&A work for both strategics and financial sponsors, is also regularly involved in the capital markets and bank loan financing aspects of transactions in the sector. Lieberman is praised by clients for is ability to 'expertly manage the needs and questions' of deals often involving a diverse group of lenders.

Practice head(s):

David Lieberman

Other key lawyers:

Brian Chisling

Testimonials

The very knowledgeable David Lieberman expertly manages the needs and questions of an often diverse group of lenders.’

Key clients

American Electric Power, Inc.

BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

Blackstone

Citibank

Credit Agricole

Goldman Sachs

Global Infrastructure Partners

ITC Holdings

KeyBank National Association

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

NextEra Energy

PPL Corporation

The Royal Bank of Canada

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Terra-Gen LLC

Vivint Solar

Environment: transactional Tier 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is recognized for providing cutting-edge environmental advice to a diverse range of clients active in environmentally-sensitive industries, which are looking to pursue business opportunities in the US and abroad. The practice benefits from close collaboration with the firm's corporate department, being routinely called upon to assist with the allocation of environmental risks, regulatory issues including those involving climate change and sustainability, and liabilities arising out of environmental impairment. Furthermore, the attorneys are regularly acting in M&A, capital markets and financing deals. Adeeb Fadil sits in the Washington DC office and has a strong background in cross-border transactions involving the energy, chemicals, manufacturing, waste management and pharmaceutical sectors. Fellow co-head Mike Isby focuses on environmental law compliance in major transactions and is based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Adeeb Fadil; Mike Isby

Key clients

AMERGINT Technologies

Apax Partners

The Blackstone Group LP

BorgWarner Inc.

Centerbridge Partners

Genesee & Wyoming

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Harsco Corporation

Hellman & Friedman

Hovnanian Enterprises

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson Controls International plc

J.P. Morgan Chase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Microsoft Corporation

PPL Corporation

Quirch Foods Holdings

Silver Lake Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Snow Phipps

Vivint Solar

Waste Management, Inc.

International tax Tier 2

Premier New York firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP fields a full-service international tax group, which is jointly led by newly elected practice head Nancy Mehlman, recent lateral hire Russel Light (from Kirkland & Ellis LLP), and newly promoted partner Sophie Staples. Leveraging a strong firm-wide private equity focus, the team regularly provides tax structuring advice on cross-border buyouts, M&A deals and minority investments for leading international funds. Involvement in headline IPOs for multinational technology conglomerates is reflective of the team’s capital markets expertise. The team draws its clients from Europe, Latin America and Asia, and is also routinely engaged in complex Canadian REIT transactions. Jonathan Goldstein is a go-to name for multibillion-dollar fund formations.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Mehlman

Other key lawyers:

Russel Light; Sophie Staples; Jonathan Goldstein

Key clients

Alibaba Group

Apax Partners

The Blackstone Group L.P.

The Carlyle Group

Centerbridge Partners

Digital Colony

EQT

GFL Environmental

Hellman & Friedman

Hilton Worldwide

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson Controls

J.P. Morgan

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P.

Lightyear Capital

Microsoft Corporation

Patria Investments

Rockpoint Group

Silver Lake

SoftBank

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Versum Materials

ZoomInfo Technologies

Merger control Tier 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a successful record in securing regulatory clearances for high-profile M&A deals, working in close collaboration with its global teams across Europe and the UK. Accordingly, the firm regularly represents clients in multi-jurisdictional clearance processes, a recent example of which was its work for Refinitiv in its $27bn acquisition by London Stock Exchange Group, requiring filings in 19 separate jurisdictions. Elsewhere, the firm has acted for clients such as Borg Warner and CSL Plasma in filings and merger approval proceedings before the DOJ and FTC, including second request responses and antitrust investigations. The team is led from New York by Peter Guryan and Sara Razi, who have previous experience working at the DOJ and FTC, respectively. The duo combine active merger filing practices with strong capabilities in civil and criminal litigation, allowing them to represent major clients in merger defense proceedings and regulatory investigations.

Practice head(s):

Peter Guryan; Sara Razi

Key clients

Blackstone

Cypress Semiconductor

First Data Corp.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc.

Harsco Corporation

KKR

L3 Technologies

Refinitiv

Vivint Solar

Waste Management, Inc.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a strong REITs practice providing comprehensive support on matters ranging from M&A, joint venture transactions and capital markets, through to compliance, fund formation, and corporate governance. The firm has worked extensively with Blackstone Real Estate partners, including representing the company in its $14.6bn recapitalization of BioMed Realty, its acquisition of The Bellagio assets from MGM, and the $4.6bn acquisition of other real estate assets of Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. Brian Stadler has extensive experience in M&A transactions and acted on behalf of Blackstone in the above transactions. He co-heads the practice group from New York alongside Gregory Ressa and Edgar Lewandowski.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Ressa; Brian Stadler; Edgar Lewandowski

Key clients

Blackstone

Invitation Homes

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

Blackstone Mortgage Trust

Citigroup Global Markets

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

BioMed Realty

Crown Acquisitions

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

CorePoint Lodging

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 2

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's team of well-regarded practitioners is able to provide a full service to both creditors, and increasingly debtors, across the continuum of matters that arise in the context of restructuring, refinancing, reorganization and bankruptcy. To do so, the New York-based group regularly employs a cross-departmental approach which is much lauded by clients, drawing on the firm's considerable experience in the corporate, banking, capital markets, M&A, litigation and tax practice areas. Key contacts include practice head Sandeep Qusba, who is equally adept at handling restructurings, bankruptcies and distressed acquisitions; Michael Torkin, who is a founding member of the the private capital and special situations investment group; and Elisha Graff, who frequently assists equity sponsors with the restructuring of their portfolio companies and advises financial institutions on their loans to distressed companies. In May 2020, counsel David Zylberberg joined the team from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Nicholas Baker made partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Sandeep Qusba; Michael Torkin

Other key lawyers:

Elisha Graff; Nicholas Baker; David Zylberberg

Testimonials

‘Very practical and clearly delivered advice based on experience and understanding of our risk tolerance.’

‘They did a fantastic job guiding us through bankruptcy. They were technically extremely competent. Added to that they have great personalities and kept calm in a very stressful situation.’

‘Their team is fully integrated across various legal disciplines, which drives the provision of a seamless service and solutions to complex legal challenges. What does this practically mean? As you’re working through a restructuring, questions arise as to in court or out of court, there are capital markets elements with new and extinguishing debt and equity instruments both public and private; as well as, complex M&A elements. STB has a team across all the salient practice areas so there is no need to engage other firms as you already have the best where required.’

‘They have great expertise in each area of law. The partners also have the ability to advise as your attorney but also work to really understand the related business issues. They also have the ability to work 24/7 with you.’

‘The STB team is highly commercial. They have a deep understanding of our structure, key process concerns and are able to seamlessly navigate around us and our different constituent strategies and principals.’

‘The STB team is one that we would enlist where we have a “bet the bank” troubled credit. They are not only exceptionally knowledgeable on insolvency law but have a depth of experience and a practical approach which makes them an integral part of any workout for a lending syndicate or for a standalone bank. Sandeep Qusba and Elisha Graff are both the type of partners where if they needed to advise the CEO or General Counsel of this firm you would not have any qualms about placing them in that meeting or in a meeting with the Board to explain what can and cannot be accomplished in an insolvency matter.’

‘Outstanding and experienced team with practical commercial sense. Terrific partners for complex negotiations. Great connectivity across advisory community, which makes their advice particularly actionable.’

‘Super smart attorneys that provide elite customer service. Simpson is our go-to legal partner for our toughest, most complex restructuring cases.’

‘High degree of experience and industry knowledge – they field a complete team on all fronts. Proactive rather than just reactive.’

‘Elisha Graff is a trusted advisory. Commercially effective and easy to work with.’

‘Elisha Graff did a fantastic job. He had a great personality, provided awesome guidance in a complex and difficult situation and really knew his business.’

‘Sandeep Qusba is a highly experienced pedigree seasoned legal professional. Many times group heads do not provide closing statements. In our restructuring Sandy’s final summation was instrumental in providing the victorious final push. Sandy was able to take a complex situation and hard fought battle and put it into a simple story of the facts with key analytical support, where all could be comforted that his view was unequivocally the truth. Michael Torkin did an excellent job of taking complex issues within the case and evaluating them from various constituents’ perspectives to develop strategies that were not readily derived or apparent. His ability to think multi-dimensionally and cut across the sanguine grain resulted in a clear differentiated result.’

‘The partners are excellent attorneys but also have great business sense.’

‘Michael Torkin has been truly outstanding. Deep experience and high level of expertise combined with strong connectivity with other advisors in the space make him an invaluable partner in complex negotiations.’

‘Elisha Graff is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney who brings to bear the entire Simpson firm to solve complex issues in tax, corporate, banking, and litigation. His superb negotiation skills and practical judgement create winning solutions.’

‘STB key points of contact have helped drive outcomes but also delicately balanced key timing constraints and made sure both our reputation and our brand were always protected and sacred.’

Key clients

Angelo Gordon

Apax Partners, L.P.

Arsenal Resources

Ascribe Capital

Bank of Montreal

Blackstone

Centerbridge Partners

First Reserve

Francisco Partners

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

GSO Capital Partners

J.G. Wentworth

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc.

Pyxus International Inc.

Riverstone Holdings

Royal Bank of Canada

Silver Lake Partners

Solus Alternative Asset Management LP

Syncreon

Templar Energy

TNT Crane & Rigging

Wells Fargo Bank

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is active across the full life cycle of alleged antitrust violations, from investigation right through to litigation. Jointly led by New York-based Peter Guryan and Washington DC-based co-chairs Sara Razi and John Terzaken, the department emphasizes monopolization, price-fixing and tying claims. Terzaken’s strong suit is cartel-related litigation, and Razi is rated by clients as a ‘very seasoned and knowledgeable antitrust attorney’. Abram Ellis, in New York, has a burgeoning practice centering on antitrust litigation involving complex financial instruments.

Practice head(s):

Peter Guryan; Sara Razi; John Terzaken

Other key lawyers:

Abram Ellis

Testimonials

‘John Terzaken is professional and strategic.’

‘Sara Razi is a very seasoned and knowledgeable antitrust attorney. She has worked in government and in private practice, so she has the unique ability to give very practical advice about how regulators would react to matters in a way that is actionable by in house counsel.’

Key clients

21st Century Oncology

Blackstone

Covestro

Deutsche Bank

HCA Inc.

JPMorgan

Kenshoo

McKesson Corporation

Tradeweb

Tyson Foods

Corporate governance Tier 3

At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the New York-based dedicated public company advisory department routinely acts as outside counsel to both US and foreign companies in relation to compliance with US securities regulations and various listing requirements. Forming a part of the firm’s corporate and regulatory groups, the team also specializes in the corporate governance considerations of high-value M&A, joint ventures and capital markets transactions. 2020 also saw the team handle a large volume of disclosure and governance issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Karen Hsu Kelley heads up the practice, where Brad Goldberg is also a key contact for private equity mandates.

Practice head(s):

Karen Hsu Kelley

Other key lawyers:

Brad Goldberg

Testimonials

‘Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s attorneys are some of the very best, particularly for corporate governance / public company work and securities litigation. Each of the partners and associates I work with have incredibly deep knowledge and technical skills. All are very good at advising on risk and take a practical approach with an even-keeled risk tolerance.’

‘Ken Wallach and Brad Goldberg provide a unique mix of in-depth knowledge and expertise in corporate governance and securities, coupled with a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the inner workings of a corporate board room and the challenges of navigating this area by general counsel and other in-house counsel.’

‘Karen Kelley is an absolute leader in the public company / corporate governance space. Always on-the-mark advice on a moment’s notice and always available.’

Key clients

Academy Sports and Outdoors

AEP

Affiliated Managers Group

Allegion

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Aramark

Ares Management

Avantor

Axis Capital

Bentley Systems

Best Buy

The Blackstone Group

Blackstone Mortgage Trust

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

Brightview Holdings, Inc.

Catalent

Caterpillar

The Carlyle Group

Change Healthcare

Cigna

Cohen and Steers

Cooper Standard

CorePoint Lodging

Dillard’s

Ericsson

Evercore

Frontdoor

Gates Industrial Corporation

Herc Rentals

Hilton Hotels

Hovnanian Enterprises

Ingersoll Rand

Invitation Homes

ITC Holdings

Johnson Controls

KKR

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

Laureate Education

Masonite International

Mr. Cooper Group

National Vision Holdings Inc.

The Nielsen Company

Oaktree Real Estate Income Trust

PJT Partners

PPL Corporation

Schnitzer Steel

SeaWorld Entertainment

Sirius XM Radio

Summit Materials

Taylor Morrison

The Toronto-Dominion Bank

TransUnion

The Travelers Companies

Financial services regulation Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP specializes in M&A, debt and equity investing, and other corporate transactions in the financial services industry. Banks, investment funds, and fintech companies are among the team's key clients. New York-based practice head Lee Meyerson has an outstanding track record of handling billion-dollar deals, with highlights in 2020 including his representation of Toronto-Dominion Bank in the $26bn sale of its affiliate, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Elizabeth Cooper is another key name to note  in the New York office; she is active in the growing area of special purpose acquisition companies, advising Finance of America Companies on becoming a publicly traded company through a business combination with the SPAC Replay Acquisition Corp. Keith Noreika in the Washington DC office previously served as Acting Comptroller of the Currency and focuses on the regulatory aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Lee Meyerson

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Cooper; Keith Noreika

Key clients

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

Blackstone

Bridgepoint Advisers

Centerview Partners Llc

Clearlake Capital Group

Corsair Capital

Fifth Third Bancorp

Goldman Sachs & Co.

IBERIABANK Corporation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Oak Hill Capital

People’s United Financial, Inc.

Refinitiv

Riverstone Holdings

SoftBank Group

TCF Financial

TD Bank Group

The Carlyle Group

The Charles Schwab Corporation

Insurance: non-contentious Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP handle transactions in the property and casualty, life and annuity, health, brokerage and services subsectors of the insurance industry. The firm is particularly strong in advising on M&A transactions, with practice head Gary Horowitz focusing on this area, representing private equity firms with their investments in insurance holding companies, brokers and other intermediaries. Lee Meyerson jointly heads the practice and specializes in capital market transactions for financial institutions. Both lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Gary Horowitz; Lee Meyerson

Key clients

AXIS Capital Holdings

CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Sedgwick, Inc.

Sumitomo Life Insurance Company

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is highly active in the registered funds space, particularly for large PE houses that are diversifying into registered products, with recent work for clients including Blackstone, KKR, The Carlyle Group, and Apollo Global Management, primarily in connection with the launching of BDCs. Of note over the review period, practice head Rajib Chandra helped launch Blackstone Private Credit Fund and the Carlyle Group's TGC BDC.  David Blass is another key figure within the team, focusing primarily on regulatory matters, including broker-dealer regulations, SEC examination and enforcement, and 1940 act compliance. New York-based Benjamin Wells is also recommended for fund formation and structuring, as well as for ongoing governance and compliance matters. Steven Grigoriou joined the firm in 2020 from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Ryan Brizek make partner at the start of 2021. All lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Rajib Chanda

Other key lawyers:

David Blass; Benjamin Wells; Steven Grigoriou; Ryan Brizek

Testimonials

David Blass is a well-rounded lawyer that gives excellent business advise combined with strong legal foundation.’

Through Simpson we have been able to advance the flexibility the SEC is willing to give as it relates to co-investment.

Chris Healey has an unparalleled knowledge with respect to the 40 Act.

Key clients

Affiliated Managers Group

American Investment Council

Apollo Global Management LLC

AR Capital, LLC

Ares Management

AQR Capital Management

BC Partners

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management

Blackstone / GSO

Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds

BofA Merrill Lynch

Capital Research Group (American Funds)

The Carlyle Group

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

CNO Financial Group, Inc.

The Coalition for Asset Management

Corsair Capital

Deutsche Bank

EIG Global Energy Partners

Fact Set Research Systems

First Eagle Credit

First Eagle Investment Management

First Pacific Advisors

HarbourVest Partners

The India Fund, Inc. and The Asia Tigers Fund, Inc.

Investment Company Institute

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

KKR Asset Management

KKR Real Estate

Legg Mason Closed-end Funds

Levin Capital

Magnetar Capital

MFS

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

New Mountain Capital

Oaktree Capital

People’s United Bank, N.A.

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Riverstone H

Structured finance: securitization Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's securitization group has an active ABS practice and also has experience in the securitization of esoteric assets requiring complex an innovative structuring. Recent highlights in this space have included data center revenue and airline ticket receivables securitizations. The securitization group is headed by John Schueller in New York, who acts for a number of underwriters and issuers, and also has experience of CLOs.

Practice head(s):

John Schueller

Key clients

Barclays

BofA Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

ExteNet Systems

GSO Capital Partners

HSBC

Invitation Homes

J.P. Morgan Securities

Mizuho Securities

MUFG

Portman Ridge Finance Corporation

RBC Capital Markets

Sierra Crest Investment Management LLC

TD Securities

Vantage Data Centers

Vertical Bridge Holdings

Wells Fargo Securities

Technology transactions Tier 3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has 'an incredibly strong technology team', which is headed up by Lori Lesser, 'one of the outstanding lawyers practicing in this field'. Indeed, Lesser and her team have a strong track record in tech-related corporate and commercial transactions across the country. A good chunk of the work revolves around M&A and capital markets, but the team also handles plenty of standalone IP and technology transactions for its clients. Based in New York, the team also includes several experienced counsel, including Genevieve Dorment and Christopher Sprigman.

Practice head(s):

Lori Lesser

Other key lawyers:

Genevieve Dorment; Christopher Sprigman

Testimonials

‘The technology practice is lead by Lori Lesser, one of the outstanding lawyers practicing in this field. She has been involved in some of the most complex technology transactions, investments and acquisitions in the US. She is trusted by some of the world’s largest investment banks.’

‘An incredibly strong technology team who are also very approachable.’

‘Lori Lesser is a terrific senior advisor in the technology space.’

Key clients

Blackstone

Centerbridge

CSL Behring

Dell

Equinox/SoulCycle

Great Minds

Johnson Controls

Microsoft Corporation

Refinitiv

Travelers

International trade Tier 4

The national security regulatory department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is led by Malcolm Tuesley, whom clients laud as ‘an expert in FOCI mitigation issues and a creative problem solver’. Indeed, the group is highly experienced in handling regulatory concerns relating to investments in US businesses; its wide-ranging work spans reviews before both the DCSA and the CFIUS. In addition, the group assists clients with internal investigations relating to their OFAC and FCPA compliance; Abram Ellis and George Wang are both noted in this respect.

Practice head(s):

Malcolm Tuesley

Other key lawyers:

Abram Ellis; George Wang

Testimonials

‘Mick Tuesley is an expert in FOCI mitigation issues and a creative problem solver.’

‘Individuals in this group give pragmatic and clear advice.’

‘Mick Tuesley is creative, responsive, and easy to work with.’

‘Mick Tuesley is outstanding, pragmatic and quickly grasped my institution’s risk profile.’

Key clients

Apax Partners

BlackRock Infrastructure

Blackstone Group, L.P. / Blackstone Infrastructure Partners / Blackstone Real Estate Partners

Corsair Capital

Hellman & Friedman

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Oaktree Capital Group

Microsoft Corp.

Refinitiv

Cypress Semiconductor

Garda World Security Corporation

Primavera

EQT

T-Mobile

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 4

The New York-based team at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP specializes in over-the-counter and equity-linked derivatives. Working in conjunction with specialists across the firm's capital markets, tax, funds and financial institutions groups, the team in able to provide comprehensive support to clients involved in myriad derivative contracts. The team also advises on interest rate, currency and commodity hedges. Jonathan Lindabury heads the group, with a practice spanning transactional and regulatory issues. Associate Caitlin Wood is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Lindabury

Other key lawyers:

Caitlin Wood

Key clients

Affiliated Managers Group

Alibaba

Apax Partners

Aramark

BC Partners

Best Buy

BlackRock

Blackstone

Citibank

Dell Technologies

EQT

Essential Utilities

First Reserve

Garda World Security Corporation

GFL Corporation

Goldman Sachs

GSO

Hellman & Friedman

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Invitation Homes

JPMorgan

KKR

Mars Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Qudian

Silver Lake

SoftBank

Stonepeak

Teleflex Incorporated

Warburg Pincus

Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s team in New York places an emphasis on handling the appellate stage of class actions, commercial, and securities litigation; this strength manifested itself in its recent victories in federal courts of appeal as well as state supreme courts. Paul Curnin and Jonathan Youngwood share leadership of the global litigation department, where Joseph McLaughlin is also a noteworthy figure.

Practice head(s):

Paul Curnin; Jonathan Youngwood

Other key lawyers:

Joseph McLaughlin

Key clients

Alibaba

Best Buy

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co. / Prisma Capital Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners LP

Travelers

Vivint, Inc.

Commercial lending

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the dominant players in the debt finance market; it is equally adept at advising leading banks on complex leveraged transactions as working with major private equity firms looking to finance acquisitions. On the lender side, the firm is known throughout the market for its relationship with JP Morgan, for which it handles a litany of transactions every year; in a recent highlight, William Sheehan acted for the client in relation to a $15bn senior unsecured revolving credit facility for General Electric Company. Much of the firm's borrower work involves advising private equity firms such as Blackstone on leveraged buyouts. Patrick Ryan leads the team, which operates almost entirely from the New York office and includes highly reputed partners such as Jennifer Hobbs, James Cross and Alexandra Kaplan. Matt Einbinder is a name to note in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Ryan

Other key lawyers:

James Cross; Jennifer Hobbs; William Sheehan; Alexandra Kaplan; Alden Millard; Brian Steinhardt; Matt Einbinder

Key clients

Airbnb, Inc.

Aramark Corp

Avantor Performance Materials Holdings Inc.

Blackstone

BrightSpring Health Services

Cigna Corporation

Dillard’s, Inc.

EQT

Garda World Security Corporation

KKR

Mars, Incorporated

Patricia Industries

PetVet Care Centers Management LLC

Red Ventures LLC

Refinitiv

SBA Communications Corporation

SS&C Technologies Inc

The E.W. Scripps Company

Waystar

WW International Inc.

Yageo Corporation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of Montreal

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

JPMorgan

KeyBank National Association

Morgan Stanley

MUFG Union Bank

Royal Bank of Canada

Scotiabank

Société Générale

Toronto Dominion (Texas)

Wells Fargo

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

With offices in key financial hubs throughout the US around the globe, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's government and internal investigations practice is an attractive choice for large-scale domestic and international investigations and criminal defense strategy. Headed by New York’s Stephen Cutler, a former director of enforcement at the SEC, the team advises financial institutions, multinational trading companies, professional services firms and senior executives on a range of criminal and regulatory matters. Another contact in New York is Brooke Cucinella, a former federal securities fraud prosecutor, who is rated for crisis management and cyber security matters. Names to note in Washington DC include Cheryl Scarboro, who advises on internal investigations and FCPA compliance programs, and Jeffrey Knox, an experienced trial and appellate lawyer. Sarah Eichenberger in New York and Meaghan Kelly in Washington DC were promoted to partner at the start of 2021.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Cutler

Other key lawyers:

Paul Curnin; Cheryl Scarboro; Jeffrey Knox; Michael Osnato; Brooke Cucinella; Sarah Eichenberger; Meaghan Kelly

Testimonials

‘The team’s varied backgrounds gives them the unique ability to understand the point of view of all parties – from the government, prosecution, and client sides, they have a leg up on the competition’.

‘Stephen Cutler’s experience and leadership is unmatched – you cannot find a better lawyer to advise an in-house client’. 

‘The team collaborates by working with lawyers from different backgrounds and experience to give the client the best team possible’.

‘Stephen Cutler’s background is unparalleled and he comes to the table with both government and in-house experience’. 

‘Stephen Cutler is extremely smart, cares deeply about his clients, and has the highest level of integrity possible’. 

‘Michael Osnato is extremely smart and knowledgeable, he has excellent instincts and the experience of the SEC. 

‘Brooke Cucinella works incredibly hard, is dedicated to her clients, and brings the eye of a seasoned investigator and prosecutor’. 

Key clients

Alibaba

AT&T

Bankrate, Inc.

Board of Eagle Bancorp

Board of Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Board of Portland General Electric

Deutsche Bank

Eagle Bank

Ericsson

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Hain Celestial Group Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Natural Resources Defense Council

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies)

Senior executives of Odebrecht S.A.

Senior executive of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd

Project finance

Praised for its 'knowledge of client requirements and ability to focus key issues', Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP regularly advises banks, underwriters, energy companies and public bodies on financings across the energy and infrastructure sector. The group has continued to develop in 2020; Ravi Purohit joined the team in March, having previously served as managing director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners. David Lieberman leads the department from New York and frequently advises infrastructure funds established by leading commercial banks and private equity firms on the acquisition of and investment in renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

David Lieberman

Other key lawyers:

Ravi Purohit; Amy Beller

Testimonials

We work with David Lieberman. He is very knowledgeable of documentary requirements of client. He is also very good at managing diverse lenders and ensuring consensus on key legal and business points

Knowledge of client requirements and ability to focus key issues’

Key clients

BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure Group

Blackstone

Citibank

Credit Agricole

EQT Infrastructure

Goldman Sachs

Global Infrastructure Partners

JPMorgan

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

NextEra Energy

The Royal Bank of Canada

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Terra-Gen LLC

The firm: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world. The firm devotes to its clients the legal talent and skill of over 1000 lawyers with a commitment to hard work, excellence and integrity. The firm takes a business-like approach to advising its clients worldwide across a broad spectrum of corporate transactions and litigation matters by offering straightforward, pragmatic advice that recognizes the business needs of clients in light of prevailing commercial and legal realities. The firm has played a substantial role in many of the most complex and noteworthy transactions and litigations of the last decade.

Areas of practice:

M&A: Simpson Thacher is recognized globally for its role on behalf of parties on all sides of complex M&A transactions, buyouts, stock and asset purchases, restructurings, spinoffs, joint ventures and contested transactions. Simpson Thacher also counsels clients on a broad range of corporate governance and control matters, including proxy contests and challenges by activist investors. The firm was named an ‘M&A Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in four of the past six years, including 2020.

Private Equity: Simpson Thacher is the world’s leading legal advisor in the private equity sector. Since the earliest days of private equity, clients have sought Simpson Thacher’s advice across the spectrum of private equity activity and the firm continues to be the counsel of choice for many of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms. Simpson Thacher’s scale and depth of experience give it insight into the needs of every participant in private equity transactions – private equity sponsors, senior bank lenders, subordinated and bridge lenders, management and financial investors and underwriters. The firm has ranked among the top two law firms in Global Private Equity Announced Deals (by value) by Bloomberg in 12 of the past 15 years, and has been named a ‘Private Equity Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 for nine consecutive years.

Capital Markets: Simpson Thacher is a leader in capital markets transactions worldwide. The capital markets practice is prized for its reach and range – from Manhattan to Silicon Valley, from London to Hong Kong, São Paulo and beyond. With a uniquely balanced practice, representing both issuers and underwriters, the firm enjoys a premier standing in advising on IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions, as well as high yield debt, convertible debt and investment grade offerings. Clients rely on Simpson Thacher’s mastery of intricate deal structuring and its experience across the full spectrum of products and industries. The firm has been named a ‘Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in each of the past seven years.

Banking & Finance: With a widely recognized top-level practice, Simpson Thacher counsels clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. The firm ranked #1 as legal counsel for eight of the past ten years based on financing volume by Loan Pricing Corporation. Clients rely on Simpson Thacher to advise on an array of complex credit transactions and financial instruments at all levels of the corporate capital structure. The firm’s practices focus on many areas of the bank and syndicated lending market, including: leveraged finance, acquisition finance, including bridge financing, investment grade finance and project and energy finance.

Litigation: Clients seek the practice’s advice on high-stakes litigation, cross-border disputes, as well as government and internal investigations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With more than 200 litigators, the practice offers a substantial bench of talent to resolve a wide array of legal issues. Clients benefit from the practice’s ability to leverage its broad experience and versatility to address their unique legal and business interests.

The litigation practice includes:
■ Antitrust & Trade Regulation
■ Asia Litigation
■ Bankruptcy Litigation
■ Complex Commercial Litigation
■ ERISA Litigation
■ False Advertising Litigation
■ Funds Regulatory & Investigations
■ Government & Internal Investigations
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Intellectual Property Litigation
■ International Arbitration
■ International Regulatory & Compliance
■ Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
■ Product Liability & Mass Tort
■ Securities Litigation
■ Whistleblower & False Claims Act

Private Funds: Simpson Thacher has one of the world’s pre-eminent private funds practices. The practice is global in scope and covers funds with a wide variety of investment criteria, including buyout, hedge, real estate, energy/ infrastructure, credit, secondary, venture capital, fund-of-funds and other types of funds pursuing ‘alternative investment’ strategies. The team provides comprehensive advice to many of the world’s best-known institutional alternative asset managers, as well as smaller first-time funds and independent boutiques.

Real Estate: The firm’s global real estate practice spans all areas of the real estate industry, including sophisticated real estate finance, sales and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate development, joint ventures, co-investments and partnerships. Simpson Thacher’s synthesis of real estate experience with its leading corporate practices – M&A, capital markets, banking and restructuring – allows the firm to offer institutional real estate investors a single source of advice for their most complex real estate matters. The firm has been selected as a ‘Real Estate Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in seven of the past eight years.

Restructuring & Bankruptcy: Simpson Thacher’s depth of experience in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings allows the firm to provide effective, strategic advice to clients across every part of the capital structure, from holders of senior secured debt, to unsecured and subordinated debt, to equity. In addition, the firm’s multidisciplinary Private Capital and Special Situations Investment Group (PSIG) executes complex and bespoke strategic credit, opportunistic equity and rescue finance transactions for a broad range of clients. While the team excels at crafting creative and consensual out-of-court solutions to the thorniest disputes, when circumstances demand, the firm’s bankruptcy litigators have extensive experience and sophistication to successfully prosecute complex bankruptcy cases.

Energy & Infrastructure: Energy companies and their lenders and investors turn to Simpson Thacher for cutting edge legal advice on a broad range of activities throughout the world. The firm is at the forefront of developments across the energy and infrastructure sector, giving the firm the unique perspective necessary to advise a diverse group of clients in all phases of their energy and infrastructure businesses. The practice’s clients work in electric power and transmission; renewable and clean energy, including wind, solar and geothermal; telecom and digital infrastructure, electric, gas and water utilities; exploration and production, midstream, refining and petrochemicals, energy services and all other segments of the infrastructure sector. The firm was selected as an ‘Energy Practice Group of the Year’ for 2020 by Law360.

Financial institutions: We offer clients unique insight into issues relating to the financial services industry, gained through our extensive deal experience and deep knowledge of the complex and changing regulatory framework. We have represented clients in many of the largest and most complex mergers of the past decades, as well as important and innovative capital raising transactions and regulatory matters ranging from compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and its implementing regulations to chartering new institutions and obtaining regulatory approvals for expanded banking powers. The firm was named ‘Financial Services Law Firm of the Year’ and won ‘Financial Services Deal of the Year’ at The Deal Awards 2020.

Healthcare: Major players across the healthcare industry – pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device and equipment manufacturers, health insurance companies, hospitals and other providers – turn to Simpson Thacher for deep experience navigating the complexities of the industry. From structuring multibillion dollar mergers and obtaining antitrust approval to advising on disputes and investigations, our healthcare group combines industry-specific experience with unrivaled excellence in the legal disciplines that most affect healthcare companies.

Technology: Simpson Thacher is known as a global technology powerhouse that provides practical legal advice with an appreciation for the nuances and subtleties in the economy’s most complex and fast-changing sector. The Firm has led some of the most significant and high profile tech matters in recent history, including acquisitions, financings, IPOs, shareholder disputes, cybersecurity issues, government investigations and other litigation matters. Our clients include both well-known players and emerging companies in technology, media and telecommunications, as well as investors, lenders and underwriters. We understand the industry dynamics and challenges faced by companies in this highly competitive space, and render advice tailored to each client’s circumstances and reflective of their key priorities, business model and operations, proprietary IP and the competitive landscape. The firm was named a ‘Technology Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in three of the past six years, including 2020.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A Kathryn King Sudol ksudol@stblaw.com.com +1-212-455-3232
M&A Eric Swedenburg eswedenburg@stblaw.com +1-212-455-2225
Private Equity Marni Lerner mlerner@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3443
Private Equity Elizabeth Cooper ecooper@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3407
Capital Markets Joshua Ford Bonnie jbonnie@stblaw.com +1-202-636-5804
Capital Markets Roxane Reardon rfreardon@stblaw.com +1-212-455-2758
Capital Markets Kenneth Wallach kwallach@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3352
Banking and Credit Patrick Ryan pryan@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3463
Litigation Paul Curnin pcurnin@stblaw.com +1-212-455-2519
Litigation Jonathan Youngwood jyoungwood@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3539
Private Funds Michael Wolitzer mwolitzer@stblaw.com +1-212-455-7440
Real Estate Greg Ressa gressa@stblaw.com +1-212-455-7430
Restructuring and Bankruptcy Sandy Qusba squsba@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3760
Energy and Infrastructure David Lieberman dlieberman@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3545
Financial Institutions Lee Meyerson lmeyerson@stblaw.com +1-212-455-3675
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